The Duncan Foodbank

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


Monday to Saturday: 10:00am — 2:00pm.

4th Thursday every month: Closed for cleaning

Hamper Distribution

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00am — 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: Erin Pauch

Volunteer Opportunity

Hamper Packer

We are in need of a hamper packer for Mondays, 10:45am-1:45pm.
Hamper packing involves packing various food items into bags or boxes and handing it to the clients through the window. This may also involve lifting up to 25lbs.

Bread Pickup Driver

This position is a bread driver and involves picking up bread from various stores in Duncan starting at about 7:30am on Mondays and Saturdays and delivering it to us at 8:30am. This is to replace a driver who will be temporarily unavailable from April 13th to at least May 13th.

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:

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
Not needed so much:
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chick Peas
  • Lentils
  • Black Beans
  • Baby Formula
Food Banks BC
Food Banks Canada
Cowichan United Way