Making A Difference With Your Donation
How To Make A Donation
Please contact us or come by during public business hours to donate.
We are accepting anything non-perishable as well as fresh products.
You can donate online at canadahelps.org or you can donate via cheque and cash in person or by mail (although we do not advise mailing cash).
Comox Valley Food Bank has a core team of 20-25 volunteers who are the heart and soul of the organization. And we have fun! If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.
Cash donations are gratefully received and assist us in purchasing in bulk those items which are considered luxuries: peanut butter, soap, tea, coffee, sugar, jams, condiments, and laundry products. Donors are issued a tax receipt.
The CVFB also has over 35 cash donation jars placed at local businesses for point of purchase donations.
Mail in Donations can be sent to:
PO Box 3028
If you would like to schedule a donation pick up/drop off, please call 250-338-0615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The CVFB strives to meet all requests for after hours pick ups/drop offs in conjunction with Special Fundraising Events and Food Drives.
Our “Grow a Row” program encourages Comox Valley residents to consider the CVFB when they are planning, planting or harvesting their garden this summer. It is a misconception that the Food Bank will only accept non-perishable items. We will gladly take fresh produce, as part of our initiative to ensure every person has access to fresh and healthy foods. Did you grow extra zucchini’s, kale or tomatoes and can’t use them all? The Comox Valley Food Bank would love to take your fresh produce.
“Grow a Row” helps increase fresh food donations to the Food Bank so that all Comox Valley residents, regardless of income, have access to fresh food.
Because donation bins at local grocery stores are picked up weekly only, we ask that fresh food donations are dropped off directly to the Food Bank during listed business hours.
Recycle Cans and Bottles
The Comox Valley Food Bank has an account with the Courtenay Return-it Depot on Puntledge
Road in Courtenay. Bring your recyclable cans and bottles to the Courtenay Return-it Depot
and inform the staff you would like to donate the proceeds to the Comox Valley Food Bank.
Recycle Your Plastic Bags
The Comox Valley Food Bank is now accepting recyclable, clean, grocery sized, plastic bags that are in good condition for distributing food.
Our Most Needed Food Donations Are:
Fruits and Vegetables, Cheeses, Eggs, Yogurt, Nuts/Seeds, Nut Butters, Dried Beans, Rice, Pasta, Gluten-Free items.
Beans, Fish, Meat, Fruit, Vegetables, Pasta Sauces.
Nutritional Snacks for Children’s Lunches, Sugar-Free Juices, Milk Alternatives, Toiletries, Diapers, Paper Products, Frozen Foods.
Expanding the community of supporters and donors is integral to the CVFB to meet program goals, address the ongoing challenge of rising food costs, and serve the needs of increasing numbers of people accessing the program. Cash donations make it feasible for us to secure the best price point for purchasing bulk and case lots of items for our food hampers.
As we are a registered charity, cash donations qualify for an income-tax credit. To encourage donations, the federal and provincial governments provide a two-tiered credit system with amounts over $200 qualifying for credit at the highest tax rate.
Make a one time donation or set up a monthly donation now, and be issued a tax receipt immediately via canadahelps.org. Are you a Corporation, or part of a company that would like to set up a sponsorship? We would love to speak with you, please contact us.