The Duncan Foodbank

Ensuring no individual or family in the Cowichan Valley goes hungry either physically, spiritually or emotionally.


Monday to Saturday: 10:00am — 4:00pm.

Hamper Distribution

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00am — 1:30pm.

Register at food bank starting at 9:00am or by phone (250-746-1566). Phone is preferred.


5810 Garden St, Duncan, BC V9L 3V9
Tel: 250-746-1566
Fax: 778-422-3566
Manager: Henry Wikkerink

Volunteer Opportunity


The Cowichan Valley Basket Society is looking for two volunteer drivers, each covering 3-4 days per week (Monday to Saturday).

The Volunteer Drivers are responsible for picking up bread and food donations from various grocery stores in the Duncan area starting at approx. 7:30am on Mondays through Saturdays and delivering to the Food Bank. The time commitment is no more than 2 hours per day. This role requires a truck or cargo-type van.

An honorarium to cover some gas expenses will be provided. A criminal record check and driver's abstract will be required. If you are interested, please contact the office at (250) 746-1566.



Your donation helps the society's buyer to purchase bulk goods for distribution in hampers or use in the dining area.

Donations are accepted by:

  • e-Transfer to (please include your mailing address in the transfer note)
  • cash or cheques can be brought to the office during office hours
  • mail a cheque
  • donate online using the options below

Donations to this registered charity are recognized with an annual receipt for tax deduction purposes.


Donations of canned goods, dry goods, & fresh produce are always welcome. Food can be dropped off between 9AM and 3PM or a pick up can be arranged for large quantities.

Always a need for:
  • Ensure (or other meal replacement)
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam
  • Powdered Milk
  • Soups
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned chilis or stews or pastas
  • Juices (1 liter & small)
  • Children's Lunch Snack Items
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned vegetables
  • Side Kicks
  • Bottled Water
  • Table Sugar
  • Laundry Soap
  • Tins of Coffee
  • Canned Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Wet Wipes
  • Cat Food
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard and relish)
Not needed so much:
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chick Peas
  • Lentils
  • Black Beans
  • Baby Formula


Contact the office (250-746-1566) if you are interested in volunteering.

Food Banks BC
Food Banks Canada
Cowichan United Way