Want to reduce food waste, your environmental impact, and give back to the community?
In Revelstoke - where there’s a will, there’s a way! Read on to learn where to take your food after visiting Revelstoke.
POV: You’re about to check out of your accommodation in Revelstoke
You’ve just finished your amazing holiday in Revelstoke and you're packing your things getting ready to check out. Suddenly, you remember the unopened crackers in the kitchenette that you grabbed for a cheese board. Or maybe a can of soup you bought thinking you’d need a quick, hot meal after a day on the slopes. You don’t have room in your bag or don’t want to get flagged at airport security. The solution? Donate it to the Revelstoke Food Bank!
The Community Connections Food Bank distributes groceries and meals to households experiencing food insecurity. Located at 416 2nd St West, The Food Bank gratefully accepts items that are new, unopened, and within the expiry date.
Non-perishable food donations can be brought anytime and be dropped in the donation box in front of the building.
Perishable food donations can be brought during business hours from Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm, and Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm. Ring doorbell for service.
As of 2022, the Food Bank has recovered more than 750,000 lbs of food, which would have otherwise ended up in the landfill.
Food Waste Statistics.
- More than 50% of all food produced in Canada is wasted.
- Canadians create over 50 million tonnes of food waste every year.
- Food waste in Canada is sent to some of its 10,000 landfills. It contributes to 56.5 million tonnes of the greenhouse gas emissions that Canada releases every year.
Not only will donating to the Revelstoke Food Bank reduce food waste and environmental impacts, it will help support community members in need.
“The food bank seeks to offer dignified, healthy and culturally appropriate access to food, not only to fill nutritional needs but to foster agency in other areas of life. Supporting the marginalized populations of our community helps us all.”
Hannah Whitney - Community Food & Outreach Coordinator.
Other ways you can Sustain The Stoke.
Revelstoke is a small town, so biking and walking are generally viable options. When walking or biking isn't going to work, consider taking advantage of public transit, shuttles or choosing an electric vehicle.
Follow the Leave No Trace Principles
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel & camp on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Minimize campfire impacts
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of others
Find out more sustainability ideas here.
In Revelstoke, it’s simple for you to have a positive impact on the environment and our community. Upon check out, take your unopened food to the food bank if you can’t take it with you.
Learn More About The Food Bank
Contributing to the communities you visit makes tourism good for us all. Learn more about supporting Community Connections and donating to the Food Bank here.Learn More About The Food Bank