The CVFB has two main programs designed to help those in times of need:
If you need food, we are here for you at 1255 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay!
When coming to the food bank for the first time, please bring picture ID such as a Driver’s Licence, BCID, Care Card and/or birth certificates for yourself and any family members. Essential information will be collected from these documents (less than 3 minute process!) so that we can maintain accountability and have accurate information about the need in our community. Once registered, only the person picking up for your family each week will be required to show ID at future visits.
Non-perishable pantry hampers include pasta, canned veg, fruit, and protein, crackers, and some kid-friendly snacks are available once a month. Fresh produce, dairy, protein, and bread are available on a weekly basis. Basic goods such as toilet paper, diapers and baby formula, period products, soap, etc are also sometimes available.
OPEN HOURS FOR CLIENTS: Monday to Friday between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
To increase the accessibility of food for local residents, the Home Delivery Program delivers a hamper to clients with mobility issues every 2 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:
- Download the Application Form and complete the client portion
- Take application to a healthcare professional (nurse, home care worker, social worker) and have them complete the Professional Referral section of the application form. If you are charged for this referral, please invoice The Comox Valley Food Bank by mailing invoice to 1255 McPhee Ave, Courtenay B.C. V9N 3A3
- Return completed Application Form to Comox Valley Food Bank by mail (1255 McPhee Ave, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 3A3) or by email email@example.com
- Comox Valley Food Bank staff will contact you to confirm delivery date
- Be home to receive your delivery at confirmed time and date
If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also support many other organizations in the Comox Valley and beyond.
The Healthy Families Program
The Healthy Families Program supports pregnant women, parents and caregivers to provide children (from birth to 6th year) with a strong foundation to 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 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.
For more information and/or to register for programs, stop by (1415 Cliffe Ave) or call: 250-871-7577
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We acknowledge that the Comox Valley Food Bank is located and provides services on the unceded traditional territories of the K'ómoks First Nations, the original stewards of this land.