Programs

Senior Services

Meal Program: Any senior residing in Cherryville area who is 65 or older can purchase a pre-made meal for $5.00. Fresh meals can be picked up the same day as they are made, otherwise all meals are frozen and can be picked up at a later date. Meals are made and distributed on the second Saturday of each month. All proceeds go back into the program to further support our local seniors.

Transportation: Older adults residing in Cherryville area can request transportation services. Requests are filled based on volunteer capacity. To request a ride, contact Amanda Derdau at 250-547-0089. Please note: transportation is ONLY provided for important medical appointments and/or monthly grocery shopping. Fee: $35.00 to Vernon and back; $20.00 to Lumby and back; $10.00 within 10km

Friendly Visiting: the mission of this program is to reduce social isolation and loneliness by keeping Cherryville older adults connected. Volunteers coordinate directly with older adults to determine days and times that work for either a home visit or social call! If you could benefit from this program or want to know more about it, call Amanda at 250-547-0089.

Family & Youth Programs

The Cherryville Community Food & Resource Society is happy to offer a variety of programs geared towards Family and Youth in Cherryville. These programs and activities are managed in partnership with external agencies.

More information coming soon!

Resource Center

Call or Drop-In at the Cherryville Community Resource Center Monday 9:00am – 2:00pm; Tuesday 8:00am – 12:00pm; Wednesdays 8:00am – 2:00pm; Friday 8:00am – 2:00 pm! An outreach worker is available to offer various supports including:

  • System Navigation (benefits and applications supports)
  • Referral and information
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community Services
  • Other

If you would like to book an appointment please call Amanda at 250-547-0089 or email cherryvilleoutreach@hotmail.com

Food Bank Services

Monthly Hampers: any Cherryville resident is eligible to receive a monthly food hamper. There is also a weekly drop in service where anyone can access food we have in excess. We work hard to create a safe and open atmosphere free of discrimination and prejudice and welcome anyone, regardless of need or circumstance, to access our food security services. If you are not comfortable reaching out or receiving our services, there is an unmonitored fridge outside the food bank building stocked with basic food items that can be accessed privately.

If you require a hamper or have questions regarding food bank services, please contact either Michelle at 778-212-8900 or Sharon Harvey at 250-547-6646.

Christmas Hampers and Gifts Event: Cherryville residents requiring extra support at Christmas time can access this event. Children are “adopted angels” under this program by various donors who purchase Christmas gifts to be added to large Christmas hampers. We welcome any volunteers interested in supporting this annual event, if you are thinking about volunteering and would like more information, please contact Sharon Harvey at 250-547-6646.

Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

We often have summer job opportunities for local youth to work at either our Community Garden, Food Bank, or Resource Center. We are also committed to pursing job opportunities for Cherryville residents as we believe in the value of local work. We post job opportunities on our social medial platforms including this website, Facebook, and in our monthly newsletters. Make sure you follow us to stay informed of potential opportunities for both volunteer and or paid work!

We are always looking at expanding our reach and meeting needs as identified by our community residents. We value your input and suggestions, please reach out or fill out our community needs questionnaire and send it in so we can hear your voice and ideas!