Ted Talks on Food Waste

Why are we Throwing Away Food that Could Feed People

Matching Funds Fundraiser

Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express

On Monday November 20, the Salt Spring Folk Club presents Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express at the Fulford Hall and this concert is a fundraiser for the Salt Spring Food Bank. The past success of this popular event and the generous community cash donations and business sponsorships, have motivated the SSFC  to present this […]

Food Affects Everyone

Food Affects Everyone

Harvest Dinner Fundraiser

Tuesday Market

A Farm to Table benefit dinner on September 23rd at Bullock Lake Farm aims to bolster a program of Salt Spring Island Community Services that provides nutrition to low income families and supports local farmers. Every Tuesday, The Tuesday Farmers Market in Centennial Park sees the Farmers Market Nutritional Coupon Program (FMNCP) in action. It is […]



Thousands of Canadians face hunger every year and food banks across the country struggle to keep up with the demand – especially in the summer months. Salt Spring Island Community Services Food Bank and over 120 food banks across the country are coming together in support of the 3rd Annual #EveryPlateFull Campaign taking place May 23 – June 9, […]

Every Plate Full 2017 Campaign – Give Local

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express Food Bank Fundraiser Nov 21

Cariboo Express Food Bank Fundraiser

2015 Christmas Hamper Packing

Watch 50 volunteers pack 175 food hampers for 250+ islanders in need at the Farmers’ Institute. Salt Spring Community Services manages and plans this annual event in addition to managing the food bank year round. The Institute is setup like a store with stations for volunteers to ‘shop’ at food stations managed by other volunteers […]

People’s Roots Grow Deep


People’s Roots is the Salt Spring Community Services farm program based on an acre of land in the Burgoyne Valley belonging to the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust that preserves land for the use of agricultural practices.
With support from Chorus Frog Farm and Bullock Lake Farm, 2015 has proven a bountiful year for the program. It marks the fourth year People’s Roots has been growing organic produce for Community Services programs such as Family Place, the Core Inn, the food bank, In from the Cold emergency shelter and the Yellow Sub — the daily mental health program……

The Barney Bentall Cariboo Express

Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express

The Salt Spring Folk Club and Salt Spring Community Services are collaborating to present The Barney Bentall Cariboo Express on Salt Spring Island at Fulford Hall on Monday, November 23. The event is planned as part of the Folk Club’s annual season of concerts and to raise money for the Food Bank.  It is one […]