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A Call for Volunteers!

Food Share Call for Volunteers LUSH Valley is in need of volunteers to support our new Food Share program. Opportunities are available to support our Good Food Box hamper assembly and delivery, admin and call centre, as well as a Chef's Assistant for our Hot Meal...

We Are Hiring Summer Students – Program Assistant

LUSH Valley is seeking community-minded, energetic individuals with a passion for local food systems to join our team this summer. * This position is available based on the confirmation of funding though Service Canada, Canada Summer Jobs.ABOUT US: LUSH Valley Food...

We Are Hiring Summer Students – Admin Assistant

LUSH Valley is seeking community-minded, energetic individuals with a passion for local food systems to join our team this summer. NOTE: This position is available based on the confirmation of funding though Service Canada, Canada Summer Jobs. Candidates should have...

THANK YOU to Our Emergency Food Share Supporters

So much has changed in our world since early March. Words like 'social distancing', 'self-isolation' and 'pandemic' became part of everyday conversations and the focus in our community turned to food security seemingly overnight. One thing, however, that has not...

Wage Subsidy Petition – signatures needed!

LUSH Valley and other food security and frontline services are blocked from accessing the 75% Wage Subsidy under current rules.Please help us to advocate for food security and frontline non-profits. Four weeks ago we saw a dramatic surge in needs regarding food...

Emergency Food Share Response Update

April 15, 2020 -- Notes from our Executive Director, Maurita PratoHot Meal Program – We have secured a commercial kitchen and hired a chef to support this initiative. We have already cooked and delivered 700 meals to the vulnerable sector and froze another 200 for...

Food Security & Healthy Eating Forums

These online video forums are presented by Arrow Gonsalves from The House of Now in Downtown Courtenay. Thank you to Arrow for her efforts to help us inform our community of what's been happening at our organization.Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.Healthy Eating &...

LUSH Valley Responds to CV Food Bank Closure

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m. The sudden closure of the Comox Valley Food Bank has forced us to restrategize the Emergency Food Share Response Plan that LUSH Valley and the Comox Valley Food Policy Council have been working on. The release of our new Helpline...