Mayor George V. Harvie and Delta Council contribute $10,000 to the North Delta Guru Nanak Food Bank

Mayor George V. Harvie and Delta Council contributed $10,000 to the North Delta Guru Nanak Food Bank, set to open this month, on Monday’s Regular Council Meeting.

Organizers of the Guru Nanak Food Bank, who were in attendance at the council meeting held at the North Delta Centre for the Arts, accepted the contribution after presenting the work of the Guru Nanak Food Bank and sharing the organization's charitable philosophy.  

"Earlier this year, I made a motion in Council to open a much-needed food bank in North Delta to support those families in need. I am very pleased to have worked alongside the Guru Nanak Food Bank Leadership to organize the official opening of the North Delta Food Bank — all within the year. Hunger does not know municipal boundaries, and it is time that we support those in Delta who need assistance from the food bank," said Delta Mayor George V. Harvie.

Currently, North Delta residents who need assistance from the Food Bank must travel to Surrey, creating unnecessary barriers for those in need.

As affordability challenges continue to impact many residents, Delta Council is committed to barrier-free food assistance for anyone in need.  

"It is important that everyone in need can access food assistance no matter what one's background is. It is great that the Guru Nanak Food Bank has stepped up to fill gaps in our community and assist those in need. Residents of Delta from all walks of life will be able to access food assistance through the Guru Nanak Food Bank," said Delta Councillor Jessie Dosanjh.

Speaking with Delta Council, organizers of the Guru Nanak North Delta Food Bank shared their plans for a soft opening this month, enabling support for those needing food assistance over the holiday season. Following this soft launch period, the Food Bank will be fully operational, with accessible opening hours designed to serve the community best.

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor's Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail

Click here for a photo from the December 5, 2022 Regular Council Meeting.