Food Bank

My Son The Hurricane will take to the stage at Simms Park Aug. 14 for the final show of the 2022 Simms Park Summer Concert Series. The event will double as a fundraiser for the Comox Valley Food Bank. Photo supplied

Simms Park Concert Series concludes with a food bank fundraiser Aug. 14

My Son the Hurricane and DRFTR to perform in doubleheader

  • Aug 8, 2022

 

David Reynolds is the executive director of the Comox Valley Food Bank. File photo

Client demand up at Comox Valley Food Bank

Most food banks in Canada are stretched to the limit as demand…

 

Chilliwack was one of a number of communities plunged underwater by the November 2021 floods. B.C. is investing $2.85 million in food security funding to help build better emergency response systems and resiliency. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. announces $2.85-million food security fund ahead of wildfire, flood season

Fund includes pilot test for app that allows communities to request food as needed

 

The annual Sock It To ‘Em campaign helps provide the unhoused and those in need with socks. Photo supplied.

Courtenay clothing initiative donates extra funds to food bank

Sock It To ’Em campaign donates $800 to Comox Valley Food Bank

The annual Sock It To ‘Em campaign helps provide the unhoused and those in need with socks. Photo supplied.
Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Esquimalt food bank straining under unprecedented, pandemic-fueled ‘tidal wave’

Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen is seeing new clients every day, including those who used to donate

Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery will match all donations to the food bank during the gallery’s food drive, up to $5,000. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Courtenay art gallery hosting food bank drive

Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery will match donations up to $5,000

  • Dec 11, 2021
The Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery will match all donations to the food bank during the gallery’s food drive, up to $5,000. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Comox Valley Food Bank has acquired a new van for use with its food rescue program. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Food Bank gets new van for food rescue program

The Comox Valley Food Bank has acquired a new van for use…

The Comox Valley Food Bank has acquired a new van for use with its food rescue program. Photo supplied
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive is on now. Pictured, right to left, Dave Reynolds, food bank manager, Darlene Nelson, Thanksgiving food drive co-ordinator, and volunteers from the food bank. Photo submitted
The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive is on now. Pictured, right to left, Dave Reynolds, food bank manager, Darlene Nelson, Thanksgiving food drive co-ordinator, and volunteers from the food bank. Photo submitted
The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo

Comox Valley Christmas Light Trucks raises more than $20,000

Campaign collected funds instead for food bank on almost nightly trips

The fundraising campaign stopped for dinner at Browns Socialhouse in Courtenay on one night and ended up with not only a meal but some more fans and donations to the cause. Facebook photo
19 Wing is getting further into the Christmas spirit with a food bank campaign this month. Record file photo

Support food bank while visiting lights at 19 Wing Comox

Food bank campaign runs at base from Dec. 14 through 20

19 Wing is getting further into the Christmas spirit with a food bank campaign this month. Record file photo
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
The Comox Valley Food Bank van collected non-perishable food items, as well as $1,686.92 in cash at the 2019 Jingle Bell Charity Fun Run. File Photo

Annual Comox Valley Jingle Bell Run food bank fundraiser going virtual for 2020

The Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) invite family bubbles, friend bubbles, and…

  • Nov 18, 2020
The Comox Valley Food Bank van collected non-perishable food items, as well as $1,686.92 in cash at the 2019 Jingle Bell Charity Fun Run. File Photo
Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery is helping to fill the shelves at the Comox Valley Food Bank this Christmas season, and all participants will be entered to win a $500 prize pack. Photo supplied

Courtenay art gallery running a contest to help fill food bank shelves

Make a donation; enter to win a great gift pack

  • Nov 16, 2020
Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery is helping to fill the shelves at the Comox Valley Food Bank this Christmas season, and all participants will be entered to win a $500 prize pack. Photo supplied
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Mowi providing salmon donations to Vancouver Island food banks throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)
A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)
Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble

‘Stronger Together’ special raises over $6 million for Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special on Sunday night featured a number of A-list performers and celebrities

Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble
The Comox Valley Food Bank is set to reopen after closing due to concerns around COVID-19. File photo

Comox Valley Food Bank set to reopen

The organization closed last week due to concerns around COVID-19

The Comox Valley Food Bank is set to reopen after closing due to concerns around COVID-19. File photo