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 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 and most recently we’re seeing a unique level of need in the community and preparing for yet more as many people face reduction or elimination of income.

We will continue to provide access to nutrition through our food security programs that are available to people through our main office at 268 Fulford-Ganges Road during office hours, 9AM-4PM, Monday through Friday.

Of course, it isn’t just our food programs that we are preparing for increased access to during this ever changing time. We are actively working to respond to our communities needs as they continue to arise.

Donations by those who wish to participate in providing help for those in need is most welcome. The best way to help is to send donation by e-transfer to accounting@ssics.ca. You can specify if you wish those funds be donated directly to our food program efforts, or you can note no designation and trust that we are responding to our communities needs as they arise swiftly, and with your support.

Please note: we are happy to still receive donated items for the food bank. However if you have the option of donating items or monetarily we advise that monetary donations at this time are the most helpful, as food items that are donated must be disinfected. This extra step is taking more time for our volunteers to execute.

For more information on different ways to give, please refer to our website at http://saltspringcommunityservices.ca/get-involved/donate/.

Volunteers are also welcome and can contact volunteer@ssics.ca.

For more information on how to access our programs or how to help, please see our website or contact us by phone at (250) 537-9971.