The Duncan Foodbank

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

We are looking for volunteer in the following areas

Please contact Ciara or Nancy at (250) 746-1566.

Stocking Shelves

If you enjoy organizing and can lift up to 30lbs, we are looking for four volunteers from 9am-12pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to stock shelves.

Serving Hot and Cold Lunches

If you are interested in serving lunches and enjoy talking to people, we are looking for a minimum of five volunteers to serve lunches outside. People typically eat their lunches, and then leave afterwards. Lastly, those receiving lunches are not to be inside during COVID restrictions.

Hamper Packers

We are looking for a minimum of four volunteers to provide groceries to families on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, where shifts are from 11am-1:30pm. Hours are subject to change as our business hours may extend.

Our Updated COVID19 Hours:
Coffee/Snacks: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am — 11:00am. Served from the back loading dock.
Packed Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 11:00am — 1:30pm. Served from the back loading dock.
Hampers: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00am — 1:30pm. Register at food bank starting at 9:00am or by phone (250-746-1566). Phone is preferred.

Our biggest need at the moment is meat, fresh or frozen. We are experiencing a shortage of meat for hampers.
Contact the Foodbank at 250-746-1566 or

Letter to CVBS Membership from the Board - June 2020 (PDF)


Monday — Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
(Saturday June - September: 10:00 - 2:00)

The Foodbank has adjusted hours due to COVID 19. See banner at top of the page for updates.

4th Thursday every month: Closed for cleaning

Monthly Hamper Distribution

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 - 1:30
(Bring BC Care Card)


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


Volunteers: We are training people for: stocking shelves, serving lunches and hamper packers. Please call for more information and we will set up an appointment.


Donations of cash or cheques can be brought to the office during office hours, or you can mail a cheque, or you can donate online using the button below.

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

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


Donations of canned goods, dry goods, & fresh produce are always welcome. Food can be dropped off between 9AM and 4PM 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
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Canned vegetables
  • Side Kicks
Not needed so much:
  • Chick Peas
  • Lentils
  • Black Beans
Food Banks BC
Food Banks Canada
Cowichan United Way