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 […]

Barney’s Back!

On Sunday November 19, after a three-year hiatus, the Salt Spring Folk Club will once again present Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express – a fundraiser for Island Community Services Food Bank. The Bentall family Hawthorne Foundation will match, dollar-for-dollar, donations to this worthwhile cause. Known as Western Canada’s longest running roots revue, the Cariboo […]

2023 Annual General Meeting

Salt Spring and Southern Gulf Islands Community Services Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 3:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2023 3rd Floor of The Core Building 134 McPhillips Avenue, Salt Spring Island, BC The 3rd floor is accessible via elevator or stairs from West Doors facing McPhillips Avenue SSICS provides a broad range of community services in […]

It’s a Strawberry Moon – Mural Reveal

The courtyard behind The Core Building of Island Community Services on McPhillips Avenue has been transformed into a representation of the Strawberry Moon by artist Charlene Johnny. With the aid of a generous grant from the Salt Spring Island Foundation Indigenous Priorities Fund, Island Community Services was able to engage the artist to design and […]

Summer Harvest Programs in Action to Alleviate Hunger

The 2023 Farmers’ Market Nutritional Coupon Program kicked off this month helping to alleviate some of the effects of rising food costs for low income earners on Salt Spring. The Coupon Program is provided by Island Community Services in partnership with the Tuesday Farmers’ Market. That, in tandem with the Harvest Farm in the Burgoyne […]