Salt Spring Island Food Bank

The Salt Spring Island Harvest 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.

 Ordering in advance will expedite the process, keep traffic to a minimum and save time for you. Please use the link below.

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 foodbank@ssics.ca

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. 

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

ITEMS OF NEED FOR OUR LOCAL 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
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
Crackers
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!

Other Food Programs to check out:

  • Farmers Market Nutritional Coupon Program
  • Meal Delivery for Seniors and Families 
  • Emergency Shelter Meals 
  • Harvest Farm 
  • Christmas Hampers are distributed to individuals and families in need the week before Christmas. Individuals and families must register for a hamper prior to November 28th. 

Please email the Food Programs Manager, Simone Cazabon at scazabon@ssics.ca or call (250) 537-9971, or visit harvestsaltspring.ca for more information about any of our Food Programs.

 

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