The CVFB has two 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 – Friday between 9:30AM – 12PM.
If you are looking for fruit, vegetables or bread to help you get by for the week, visit us any weekday 9:30 a.m. to Noon.
This new service will soon be available to eligible clients. More details coming soon.
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