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
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
Manager: Henry Wikkerink
We would like to introduce the next CVBS Manager, Henry Wikkerink. Henry comes from the New Life Baptist Church where he has been their Finance and Operations Manager for over 14 years. He originates from the Cowichan Valley and brings a wealth of experience and local knowledge. We look forward to a long and productive association as we work to alleviate food insecurity and hunger in Duncan and surrounding areas. Henry takes the reins on December 1st. He looks forward to meeting all of our many friends, clients and volunteers.
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.
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.
Contact the office (250-746-1566) if you are interested in volunteering.