FOOD SHARE

Introduced in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 2020), the Food Share Program is aimed at providing food to those in need in the Comox Valley.

Support is in the form of ‘Good Food Boxes’ (healthy food hampers) directly to individuals and families.

OR, Hot Meals, which are delivered through our community partner agencies.

While the program is wrapping up for 2020, if you need food support please scroll down and register for the 2021 program and your name will be added to our waiting list.

If you are already enrolled in the program, there is no need to reapply.

We will do our best to help you in 2021 provided that funding comes available to further support this program.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CURRENT GOOD FOOD BOX RECIPIENTS

We have loved serving our community and hope to be back in 2021! The last deliveries for 2020 will be on December 18th as our emergency funding for this program has now run out.

Read more about the changes to the Good Food Box program on our blog.

For those who have been receiving Good Food Boxes:

  • If your previous delivery was in the week of November 9 – 13, your last Good Food Box of 2020 will be between December 7-11, on your regular delivery day.
  • If your previous delivery was in the week of November 16 – 20, your last Good Food Box of 2020 will be between December 14 – 18, on your regular delivery day.

Sign up for a Holiday Hamper Program! (Please note you can only sign up for one of these programs)

  • Royal LePage Christmas Hamper Program: For more information or to register visit their website or call 250-334-4913. Food hampers will be delivered on December 22nd.
  • Salvation Army Christmas Program: This year, due to COVID, they are providing gift cards instead of food hampers. To sign up for a gift card, register over the phone at 250-338-5133. Please sign up as soon as you can.
Questions? Email foodshare@lushvalley.org or call 250-207-HELP (4357)

Call Centre hours: Mon./Wed./Friday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If calling at other times, please leave a message.

Click here to read LUSH Valley’s COVID-19 Safety Plan

MAKE A PAYMENT ON YOUR GOOD FOOD BOX

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE OPTIONS FOR RECEIVING and/or DONATING FOOD. 

Food Donations and Recovery
 
LUSH Valley relies on collaboration with many community partners to make our Food Share program a success. Our program accepts donations of produce and commercially prepared foods (like bread, bakery items, dry and canned goods) that are of reasonable and consumable quality. These donations may come from a variety of sources such as farms and local producers, grocery stores and other food product retailers, restaurants and institutional kitchens (like school or hospital food programs). We can arrange for pick-up for food donations or for donors to drop off at their convenience. 

NEED FOOD?

Good Food Boxes are for people in need of food support.

While we are taking requests, please note that your completion of this form does not confirm that you will receive food immediately.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

SERVICE AGENCY DISTRIBUTION

If you are an agency with the capacity to distribute food and/or grocery gift cards to existing clients who are unable to access food due to financial limitations, please complete the form below.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure food security for all folks in the Comox Valley!

COMMERCIAL FOOD DONATIONS

If you are a business, restaurant, or farmer looking to donate food, please complete the form below.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure food security for all folks in the Comox Valley!

During these difficult times we must all work together to #flattenthecurve to slow the spread of the virus. The best way for us to take care of ourselves and each other is by:

  1. Not going out when you are sick or have the following symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing).
  2. Practice ‘social distancing’ which means keeping 2 metres (6 feet) away from others whenever possible.
  3. Do not touch your face with your hands (without washing them first).
  4. Wash your hands before eating and after returning home (with soap for 20 seconds).

Thank you for your commitment to the continued health of our community.  

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