Give Back To Your Vancouver Island Community This Christmas

Most of us are incredibly fortunate enough year-round to have a roof over our heads and food on our tables. With the current state of the economy both globally and on Vancouver Island, a trip to the grocery store is a luxury for some. Our communities’ food banks are working in high gear to fill a demand that greatly outweighs the supply.

Photo: Times Colonist

The Mustard Seed Food Bank in Greater Victoria is Vancouver Island’s largest food bank serving over 7,000 people monthly. However, a local report mentioned a jump in that number to 8,000 in September and similar demand is expected this month during the Christmas season. [source]

This increase in demand is widespread across the Island with food banks scrambling while cash and food donations are down across the board by almost 50%. Please consider donating to your community’s food bank and help fill bellies this Christmas. Below is a list of some of Vancouver Island’s food banks from north to south; contact your local municipal government if your community isn’t listed below.

    Port Hardy Harvest Food Bank
    7120 Market Street
    Port Hardy, BC
    (250) 902-0332

    Campbell River and District Food Bank Society
    1671 Petersen Road
    Campbell River, BC
    (250) 286-3226

    Comox Valley Food Bank
    B-1755 13th Street
    Courtenay, BC
    (250) 338-0615

    Food Bank on the Edge Society
    (serving Ucluelet and Tofino)
    272 Main Street
    Ucluelet, BC
    (250) 726-6909

    Parksville Community Food Bank [website]
    886 Wembley Road
    Parksville, BC
    (250) 248-8793

    Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank of Nanaimo[website]
    1009 Farquhar Street
    Nanaimo, BC
    (250) 754-8347

    Chemainus Harvest House Food Bank
    9814 Willow Street
    Chemainus, BC
    (250) 246-3455

    Cowichan Valley Basket Society Food Bank [website]
    5810 Garden Street
    Duncan, BC
    (250) 746-1566

    Sooke Food Bank Society
    2037 Eustace Road
    Sooke, BC
    (250) 642-7046

    Westshore Food Bank [website]
    (serving View Royal, Langford, Colwood, Highlands, Metchosin)
    761 Station Avenue
    Langford, BC
    (250) 474-4443

    The Mustard Seed Food Bank [website]
    625 Queens Avenue
    Victoria, BC
    (250) 953-1575

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