Farmers’ Market Nutritional Coupon Program

This provincial wide program supports lower income families and seniors to shop at their local farmers market, while simultaneously supporting community farmers through direct coupon payouts. Participants receive $21 a week in coupons, for the entire 22 week season. The coupons are redeemed as cash or credit for fresh food at the Tuesday Farmers Market. […]

How to Help

Times are changing fast and we’re doing our best to keep up. At last count, when times were better, well over 9000 bags and hampers were distributed annually with about 30% of the food distribution going to children. Over 5000 hot and nutritious meals were served. Since then, we’ve seen the use of services increase […]

Food Bank Tuesday Remains Open

Salt Spring Island Community Services is committed to best practices to safeguard from COVID-19.  We also recognize the hardship and potential loss of income for some people. The Food Bank will be open on Tuesday as usual in an altered format whereby orders and pickup will be outdoors and choices will be restricted. The ‘Let’s […]

Harvest – SSICS Food Security Programs

Salish Eagle Crew Supporting the Food Bank

The Salt Spring Island Community Services run Food Bank received $515 that the staff on the Long Harbour – Tsawassen ferry collected by doing Christmas baking and selling it to each other. They also collected 117 pounds of non-perishable food. From left to right, BC Ferries’ Salish Eagle crew members Corina Walde, Jennifer Lewington, Annika […]

Ted Talks on Food Waste

Matching Funds Fundraiser

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

Harvest Dinner Fundraiser

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 […]

#EveryPlateFull

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, […]