Grow A Row

Planting the Seeds of Compassion

Our “Grow a Row” program encourages Comox Valley residents to consider the CVFB when they are planning, planting or harvesting their gardens. 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 diverse, fresh healthy foods. Did you grow extra zucchinis, kale, or peppers and can’t use them all? The Comox Valley Food Bank would love to help! Additionally, the BC government has extended the BC Farmers’ Food Donation Tax Credit until December 31, 2026, which is worth 25% of the eligible amount of a farmer’s qualifying gifts for the tax year, in addition to any other charitable tax credit.  

“Grow a Row” helps increase the availability of fresh food at the Food Bank so that all Comox Valley residents, regardless of income, have access to fresh, healthy, and varied produce.

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 or that you contact us to arrange a pick up (we have a refrigerated van that we are always keen to use). 

Based on Canada’s Food Guide, each hamper contains a 3-5 day supply for each person in the household. Fresh food is essential to meeting the nutritional needs of our clients, given that approximately 25% are children.

Cash donations are also gratefully received and assist us in purchasing the bulk items that are considered luxuries: peanut butter, soap, tea, coffee, sugar, jams, condiments and laundry products. Cash donors are issued a tax receipt. 

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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.