Greater Vancouver Food Bank relocating its headquarters to Burnaby

Feb 1 2019, 6:47 am

The charity organization that feeds about 28,000 residents in Metro Vancouver is relocating its operations out of the city of Vancouver.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) announced today it will be moving its warehouse and headquarters to 8345 Winston Street in Burnaby, located near SkyTrain’s Production Way-University Station and a Costco store.

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This new location, owned by Beedie, meets the food bank’s minimum space requirements of 30,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and 7,000 sq. ft. of office space.

Currently, the food bank leases a 38,000-sq-ft space at 1150 Raymur Avenue — in East Vancouver’s Strathcona district — owned by Boffo Developments, but the lease on this location ends on June 30 of this year.

Current location at 1150 Raymur Avenue, Vancouver

1150 Raymur Avenue, Vancouver.

1150 Raymur Avenue, Vancouver. (Google Maps)

New location at 8345 Winston Street, Burnaby

8345 Winston Street Burnaby

8345 Winston Street, Burnaby. (Google Maps)

The GVFB depends on a warehouse space for its primary food collection and sorting operations.

A ‘Fill the Warehouse Event’ is planned for September 2019, and the charity does not expect any interruption to its services and programs during its transition.

Kenneth ChanKenneth Chan

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