Community Initiatives

Community Initiative Vision: Is to have residents of the of the Lower Columbia

well-informad on the vale and need of healthy, sustainable and supportive communities for all.

Communities Servied by United Way of Trail & District

(Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose, Fruitvale, Areas “A” & “B” of the RDKB)

Beaver Valley Food Action Initiative (BVFAI)

  • Being able to get safe and healthy food regardless of income.
  • Not being judged by how or where one gets one’s food.
  • Being able to get food in a way that doesn’t embarrass or make one feel ashamed.

Volunteers needed:

The United Way is seeking 5-8 individuals from the Beaver Valley to commit to a 3 year term as a member the BVFAI Committee. If you are interested in participating please contact our staff at 250.364.099 or email:

Beaver Valley Hamper Fund: 

All residents of the Beaver Valley living on low income are eligible for a Christmas Hamper. Applications can be filled out at the following locations:

Liberty Foods (IGA), 1950 Main St. Fruitvale

Fruitvale Village Office, 1947 Beaver St. Fruitvale

Beaver Valley Food Bank, 1841-B Hwy. 3B Fruitvale – (next to the Clothes Horse & Fuala Cafe)

Montrose Village Office, 565 11th Ave. Montrose

Application deadline is Friday, November 15th, 2019

Online Application: BVHF

Beaver Valley Food Bank

The food bank has reecently moved to a new location and is open Thursdays for Beaver Valley residents only.

In order to access the food bank, a prior appointment must be made.

To make an appointment, please call at least one day before the respective Thursday.:

  • For 1st Thursday / month call Maddy at 250-367-9983 or Steve at 250-650-7859
  • For 2nd Thursday / month call Melva at 250-367-6481 or Bev at 250-367-9661
  • For 3rd Thursday / month call Elaine at 250-367-7094 or Janice at 250-367-7833
  • For 4th Thursday / month call George at 250-367-9983 or Trudy at 250-367-6053


1841-B Highway 3BFruitvaleBC V0G 1L0
New Location is next door to The Clothes Horse and Ruala Café.

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Thursdays only

For more information please cotact our staff: 250.364.0999 or emai: