The Duncan Foodbank

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

Hours

Monday to Saturday: 10:00am — 4:00pm.

4th Thursday every month: Closed for cleaning

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.

Contact

5810 Garden St, Duncan, BC V9L 3V9
Tel: 250-746-1566
Fax: 778-422-3566
Email: cvbs@shaw.ca
Manager: Erin Pauch


Volunteer Opportunity

Drivers

The Cowichan Valley Basket Society is looking for two temporary / on call volunteer drivers. This may lead to a permanent volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Driver #1 involves picking up bread from various stores in the Duncan area starting at 7:30am on Mondays and Saturdays and delivering it to the Food Bank at 8:30am. This role requires a truck.

Volunteer Driver #2 involves picking up food donations from various grocery stores in the Duncan area, Monday through Saturday, and delivering to the Food Bank. This can be done in the afternoon (before 2pm).

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.

Needs

Financial

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:

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

Foods

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

Volunteers

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

Food Banks BC
Food Banks Canada
Cowichan United Way