Hunger Count 2023

The Food Banks Canada Hunger Count report, an annual assessment of Food Bank usage,  was released last week with shocking findings.  According to the report, in March of 2023, there were almost 2 million visits to food banks across Canada representing a 32 percent increase over 2022, the largest increase ever seen and the highest […]

Community Kitchen

For Families with Children 0-6 yrs. LETS COOK TOGETHER on ZOOM! Heallthy meals for you and your family Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sept. 23 – Oct. 27 or Nov. 4 – Dec.9 For Details and Registration Contact FAMILY PLACE 250-537-9176

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 […]