Food Bank

Rainbow Kitchen volunteer Bonnie prepares Dec. 8's meals. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Esquimalt food bank straining under unprecedented, pandemic-fueled ‘tidal wave’

Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen is seeing new clients every day, including those who used to donate


RE/MAX Check Realty was able to raise $2,500 in cash and non-perishable food items for the Campbell River food bank during the month of December by reaching out to past clients, neighboring businesses and their team of Realtors with the goal to fill their Community Event Trailer. From left: Bruce from Save-on-Foods, Debbie WIllis from the Campbell River Food Bank, REALTORS Lisa Jarvie, Candice Pauloski, Erika Haley, Kim Rollins and Ashley Stawski. Photo submitted

RE/MAX Realtors exceed their goals in filling Community Event Trailer for the Food Bank

RE/MAX Check Realty was able to raise $2,500 in cash and non-perishable…

  • Dec 16, 2021


A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’


Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

Thanksgiving Food Drive underway in different format

The Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway in Campbell River but under a…

  • Sep 28, 2020

Over 2,000 pounds of food donated at Campbell River Cram-A-Cruiser event

Community made over $1,000 in monetary donations as well to Campbell River food bank

  • Jul 30, 2020

Campbell River Food Bank receives $10,000 from forestry company

Other Island communities also receiving donations

  • Jul 22, 2020

Salmon farmers partner with Food Banks Canada to donate equivalent of 272,000 meals

Today the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) announced a new national salmon…

  • Jun 26, 2020

Mowi providing salmon donations to Campbell River food bank throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

JAK’s raises more than $3,000 for Campbell River Food Bank

Campbell River locations took part in the JAK’s Gives Back campaign on May 30

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

Local liquor store raising funds for food bank

On May 30, a portion of sales at JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits will be donated to the food bank

  • May 24, 2020

Campbell River Food Bank nets some support

Badinotti Net Services Canada (based out of Campbell River), donated $2,500 (each)…

  • May 21, 2020

School support staff, teachers and principals come through for Campbell River food bank

CUPE 723, support staff of School District 72, feel incredibly fortunate to…

  • May 15, 2020

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Insurance company donates $500 to local food banks

Company will be donating to 130 different locations in 2020

‘Stronger Together’ special raises over $6 million for Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special on Sunday night featured a number of A-list performers and celebrities

TIEL’S TALES: Campbell River Food Bank rolling with the punches

Recent string of attempted break-ins, totalled truck don’t dampen staff, volunteers’ spirits