Food Bank

Goldstream Food Bank volunteers at work. Light Up the City will be offering various options for the public to drop off non-perishable food items to support this food bank and others in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria residents can show their charity through Light Up the City

Drive-thru food bank and toy donation dropoff sites open up this Saturday around region

 

The Sooke Food Bank told Sooke city council Monday that they’re projecting to spend $32,000 more compared to 2019 figures. President Kim Metzger said that they’re looking for a bigger space, as they’ve had logistic problems for food storage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Food Bank voices dire need for bigger space

‘We found that we’re not quite prepared,’ says president of volunteer group

 

Royal Bay Secondary’s leadership class, comprised of Grade 9 through 12 students, is part of the student team organizing this year’s 10,000 Tonight event. The public is invited to drop off donations drive-thru style at either West Shore high school on Dec. 1, 3, 8 and 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

10,000 Tonight gets a pandemic twist with West Shore students continuing the tradition

Students still collecting donations but for four evenings this year

 

Classic cars will be cruising through the West Shore Nov. 21, encouraging people to donate to the Goldstream Food Bank. (Black Press Media file photo)

Supercars and classics cruising through Langford today for a cause

Goldstream Food Bank collecting non-perishables at 1:30 p.m.

Classic cars will be cruising through the West Shore Nov. 21, encouraging people to donate to the Goldstream Food Bank. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Ben Molesky (left) and Mike Thomas, co-chairs of Sooke Christmas Bureau have begun stocking hampers for the holiday season. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Sooke Christmas Bureau begins prep for holiday hampers

Organizers estimate spending $30,000 to stock up for those in need

Ben Molesky (left) and Mike Thomas, co-chairs of Sooke Christmas Bureau have begun stocking hampers for the holiday season. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Royal Bay student Brynne Smith gave a donation of $558 to the Goldstream Food Bank on behalf of the 2020 grad class. (Courtesy of Maddy Morrison)

Royal Bay grads game of tag ends with food, care for the community

Students split $1,115 donation between Goldstream Food Bank, mental health program

Royal Bay student Brynne Smith gave a donation of $558 to the Goldstream Food Bank on behalf of the 2020 grad class. (Courtesy of Maddy Morrison)
Shai Thompson (right), owner of House of Lily Koi, hands Beverly Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, a cheque for $1,000. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank)

Peninsula food bank receives $1,000 donation from local retailer

House of Lily Koi raised the money through the annual food bank fundraiser

Shai Thompson (right), owner of House of Lily Koi, hands Beverly Elder, executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank, a cheque for $1,000. (Photo courtesy of the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank)
Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Mowi providing salmon donations to Vancouver Island food banks throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)
A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)
Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble

‘Stronger Together’ special raises over $6 million for Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special on Sunday night featured a number of A-list performers and celebrities

Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble
An online list of where people can find food resources during COVID-19 has been put together by the Foodshare Network. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria’s Food Share Network compiles list of food banks during COVID-19

Resources are available for anyone facing food security issues

An online list of where people can find food resources during COVID-19 has been put together by the Foodshare Network. (Black Press Media file photo)
Volunteers at the Goldstream Food Bank welcome each newcomer with a smile while handing out pre-packaged food hampers. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Goldstream Food Bank volunteers use the parking lot to pack hampers by the dozen

Hampers pre-packed with meat, dairy, baked goods and more

Volunteers at the Goldstream Food Bank welcome each newcomer with a smile while handing out pre-packaged food hampers. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Mustard Seed Coffee Company launches online ordering, free delivery

Program proceeds assist Greater Victoria residents in need

(Black Press Media file photo)
Kia Victoria salesman Emery Mendria (left) and general manager Brad Ostermann pile food drive donations into the back of one of the dealership’s vehicles. (Photo courtesy Bethan Ostermann)

Victoria car dealership helps fill shelves at the Mustard Seed Food Bank

Kia Victoria staff also delivering groceries, prescriptions for home-bound residents

Kia Victoria salesman Emery Mendria (left) and general manager Brad Ostermann pile food drive donations into the back of one of the dealership’s vehicles. (Photo courtesy Bethan Ostermann)
The Goldstream Food Bank expects an influx of families needing hampers when it opens April 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: Goldstream Food Bank braces for influx of patrons after layoffs

Food bank still unsure if volunteers can safely distribute hampers

The Goldstream Food Bank expects an influx of families needing hampers when it opens April 7. (Black Press Media file photo)
Volunteer Gerry St. Laurent helps fill hampers at the Sooke Food Bank on Thursday. The food bank expects more demand as the coronavirus takes hold of area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Food Bank sets up new protocols for donations

New protocols in place for donations

Volunteer Gerry St. Laurent helps fill hampers at the Sooke Food Bank on Thursday. The food bank expects more demand as the coronavirus takes hold of area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)