Get Assistance

The CVFB has three main programs designed to help those in times of need:

Monthly Household Hamper Pickup

If you need food, we’re here for you!

When coming to the food bank for food,  please bring picture ID such as a Driver’s Licence, BCID, Care Card and/or birth certificates for your children. Once registered, only the person picking up for your family each week will be required to show ID

OUR HOURS ARE: Monday to Friday between 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Drop-In Service

If you are looking for fruit, vegetables or bread to help you get by for the week, visit us Monday to Friday between 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Home Delivery

To increase the accessibility of food for local residents, the Home Delivery Program delivers a hamper to clients with mobility issues every 4 weeks. Qualifying clients will need their health care professional to complete a section of the application describing the mobility issue and potential duration that home delivery is required. Space is limited.

To apply for the Home Delivery Program you must complete the following steps:

  1. Download the Application Form and complete the “Client Portion”
  2. Take application to a healthcare professional ( nurse, home care worker, social worker) and have them complete the “Professional Referral” section of the application form
  3. Return completed Application Form to Comox Valley Food Bank or by mailing form to #1 1491 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 3A3 or by email comoxvfb@shaw.ca
  4. Comox Valley Food Bank staff will contact you to confirm delivery date
  5. Be home to receive your delivery at confirmed time and date

If you have any questions please email: comoxvfbexecutivedirector@shaw.ca 

The Healthy Families Program

The Healthy Families Program supports pregnant women, parents and caregivers to provide children (ages birth up to 6th year) with a strong foundation in life. The overall goal of this program is to contribute to the healthy development of children and families, who may be faced with challenging life circumstances and who could benefit from support.

The Healthy Family Program offers home visitation, free prenatal vitamins, food coupons, emergency food hampers, clothing sharing shelves, emergency diapers and infant formula, children’s books, cooking classes & workshops, fresh garden produce and farmers market coupons.
Weekly drop-in groups help families to access parent-child resources as well as an opportunity to develop new social connections. Families can learn about parenting & life skills, community resources, child development, nutrition and healthy living. Ideas and information are shared by parents, facilitators and guest speakers.

Safe and stimulating childcare gives children the opportunity to play with age-appropriate toys and to participate in free-play, songs and story-time.

Additionally, our team of nurses, nutritionist, infant development specialist, early childhood educators and outreach workers are available for individual support to strengthen learning, well-being and personal growth.

Healthy meals and transportation to groups are always available.

Our office is located at 1507C McPhee Avenue, right next door to the Comox Valley Food Bank. For more information and/or to register for programs stop to meet us or call: 250-871-7577

 

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