Food Bank

Jason Austin donates 20 tonnes of produce from his Gatton House Farm to local food banks every year. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Philanthropic Island farmer donates all his farm’s produce to food banks

Central Saanich’s Jason Austin plants seeds for food security

 

The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks raises more than $20,000

Campaign collected funds instead for food bank on almost nightly trips

 

The Northstar Organics team takes a break during the growing season in Saanichton. The South Island FarmHub program has enhanced the notion of food security and connected residents with their local farms. (Courtesy CR FAIR)

Fresh regional produce available for Christmas in Victoria

South Island FarmHub helps maintain connection between local farmers and consumers

 

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)
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
The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity in May, 2020. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Social distancing needs force Food Bank on the Edge to temporarily close Ucluelet ‘Free Store’

“We’re going to use that space for food storage going into the fall and winter.”

The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity in May, 2020. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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)
Linda Gourlay, general manager of Van Isle Windows on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)

Van Isle Windows gives more than $40,000 to Island food banks

Company says they are fortunate to be able to give back to communities

Linda Gourlay, general manager of Van Isle Windows on Vancouver Island. (Submitted photo)
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)
Peter Sinclair, executive director of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, accepts a $2,000 donation from Island Corridor Foundation, represented by Andrea Thomas, manager of corridor development. (Geoff Bielewski photo)

Rail foundation delivers donations to Vancouver Island food banks

ICF shares $14,000 among seven food banks, including Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes

Peter Sinclair, executive director of Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank, accepts a $2,000 donation from Island Corridor Foundation, represented by Andrea Thomas, manager of corridor development. (Geoff Bielewski photo)
The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity last week. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s food bank bursting with generosity as COVID-19 increases need

Town’s generosity is shining through the economic chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity last week. (Andrew Bailey 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
The Comox Valley Food Bank is now having to close for now in response to COVID-19. File photo

Comox Valley Food Bank closing doors due to COVID-19

Organization felt it was most responsible thing to do to help stop virus spread

The Comox Valley Food Bank is now having to close for now in response to COVID-19. File photo
Goldstream Food Bank will be moving their operation outdoors to deal with the spread of COVID-19 fears. President Gayle Ireland says their stock is still high after generous donations from the community over the holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Food Bank moves operation outside in response to COVID-19 fears

‘We gotta keep calm and carry on,’ says president of food bank

Goldstream Food Bank will be moving their operation outdoors to deal with the spread of COVID-19 fears. President Gayle Ireland says their stock is still high after generous donations from the community over the holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left, volunteers Violet Hepher, Maria Wong and Betty Rainaldi pose for a photo alongside Campbell River Food Bank Manager Debbie Willis in the food bank warehouse on July 25, 2019. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror

TIEL’S TALES: Campbell River Food Bank rolling with the punches

Recent string of attempted break-ins, totalled truck don’t dampen staff, volunteers’ spirits

From left, volunteers Violet Hepher, Maria Wong and Betty Rainaldi pose for a photo alongside Campbell River Food Bank Manager Debbie Willis in the food bank warehouse on July 25, 2019. Photo by Marissa Tiel/ Campbell River Mirror
Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria charities invited to take all remaining food at Wellburn’s Market

The long-standing local grocery store was forced into an early permanent closure after flooding

Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Fusing food and wine with spectacular lake views

  • May 24, 2019
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine