The Duncan Foodbank

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


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.

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 - Jennifer Millar

Upcoming Events

Toys, Toiletries, Toques

The Annual Toys Toiletries & Toques is a fundraiser to provide items to all 5 Cowichan Food Banks. Due to COVID-19 they are only accepting donations of cash and gift cards, as well as an online auction. Visit one of the many donation locations anytime in November.

Stuff The Truck

Stuff the Truck! At Save on Foods Duncan from Monday November 30 to Friday December 4th.

On Call Volunteer Opportunities

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

Serving Hot and Cold Lunches

We are looking for on-call 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 on-call volunteers to provide groceries to families on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, where shifts are from 11am-1:30pm.



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