Cherryville Community Food & Resources has a range of services and supports available to the Cherryville community. Our food bank department provides monthly hampers to support low-income families, singles, seniors, and people with disabilities. We also offer a weekly drop-in service where anyone in the Cherryville community can access food regardless of income or financial stability. In 2017 we developed an Organic Community Garden that has benefited our community substantially by creating job opportunities for youth and providing fresh, organic produce to supplement our hampers and distribute to community organizations. We also support local programs such as the Elementary School Milk Program and Hot Lunch Program, Seniors’ Suppers, DVM Summer Youth Camps, and any other local group who may need food for their events or activities. “If we have it, we give it!”
Our growing vision for expanding our reach to Cherryville residents and providing a variety of community services and resources has created some exciting opportunities. Our Resource Center is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday to support Cherryville residents looking for information, support, and/or connections. We have a range of senior services, system navigation support for persons with disabilities, family and youth programs, a rich volunteer program, and summer job opportunities for youth. For more information about the programs, services, and resources we offer, or to provide feedback or suggestions about programs you would like to see happen in Cherryville, contact Amanda Derdau at 250-547-0089. We also have a monthly newsletter that highlights all the exciting things we are doing, providing information for valuable resources and services available locally. Subscribe today to ensure you do not miss out on local news and events!
Cherryville Community Food & Resource Society (formerly known as Cherryville Community Food Bank) became a society in 2010. Initially, the Cherryville Gospel Church started and supported an annual program in 1971 where local families in need could receive a hamper and gifts at Christmas time. Expanding on this concept, the food bank was founded and continued to grow within the community of Cherryville, helping families and individuals on a regular basis, promoting food security. As part of our growing mission, we expanded our mandate to include community resources as we continue to offer new services, programs and supports to our community and surrounding areas. It is because of incredible partnerships and collaborations that we have been able to provide the services that we do. Some of these partnering organizations provide essential funding that supports our vision and allows us to further our reach within the community and we thank all of them for their continual support.
We thank the following for their support:
We also appreciate our association with the following organizations who support us often:
- Cherryville Community Club
- Cherryville Seniors
- Cherry Ridge Management
- Cherryville Quilters Club
- Lumby Food Bank Society
- Seniors Outreach & Resource Center