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.

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.


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

Job Opportunities


We are hiring for the position of manager. We are seeking a highly responsible individual capable of leading and managing the day-to-day operations of a dynamic and complex food bank and soup kitchen. Closing date Oct 18. See full job posting (pdf) for details.


We are hiring for a dishwasher for Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Duties include washing dishes in a commercial kitchen, general clean-up, and assisting the cook with basic meal prep as needed. Must have Food Safe and proof of current COVID-19 vaccinations. A criminal record check will be required.

We are thrilled to announce that we were chosen as one of Kroffat Brake and Wheel’s charity partners for 2021. We are thankful for their generous support!

Kroffat Brake and Wheel

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:

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