Food Bank

The Salt Spring Island  Food Bank provides assistance to individuals, seniors, and families who are dealing with food or financial shortages. 

For anyone considering using the Food Bank,  know that we are here to help provide a safe and confidential process.

Food Bank days are TUESDAYS from 9:30 am to 3:45 pm at  268 Fulford-Ganges Road.

Delivery options are available for Seniors or Disabled. Please contact us to inquire.

You can contact the Food Bank at (250) 537-9971 ext. 241

or E-mail us at

The Food Bank relies on community donations of food and cash to purchase food.

We run on strong volunteer support from the community and choose to support local businesses to contribute to the local economy and provide healthy options for its clients.

Annually over 9,000 food bags and hampers are distributed.  Approximately 30 percent of the people receiving food are children. The number of people receiving food every week has markedly increased over the last decade. 

Holiday Hampers are distributed to individuals and families in need the week before Christmas.  Registration is closed for this year.

Volunteers are a big part of our food programs. If you are interested in volunteering, check out what it’s like to volunteer at the Food Bank


Canned fish (i.e tuna, salmon, sardines)
Canned meats (i.e ham, chicken)
Canned fruits
Canned soups
Canned beans
Alternative mylks in tetrapacks (i.e. almond, coconut, rice)
Pasta sauce
Canned vegetables (i.e corn, beans, peas)
Canned tomatoes
Cereals (low sugar preferred)
Any gluten free products
Coffee, tea
School snacks for children
Flour, sugar
Personal hygiene items (I.e. body soap, toothpaste, tampons, pads)
Diapers (size 4,5,6)

Ideal days to drop off donations at the Food Bank: Monday and Wednesday’s between 9AM-4PM. Thank you!