The Food Share Program was introduced as a response to the growing need for healthy food access and delivery as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. LUSH Valley Food Share programs include the Good Food Box and Hot Meal Programs.
With the help of volunteers, partners and funders, from April to March 2021, we supported our community and delivered:
- 12, 405 Good Food Boxes
- 30, 548 Hot Meals
For inquiries about our Food Share Programs, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Food Share helpline at 250-207-4357 (HELP).
The helpline is answered from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Leave us a text or voicemail outside of these hours and we will respond as soon as possible.
HOT MEAL PROGRAM
Our Hot Meal Program provides hot (and frozen) lunches to individuals, delivered through our partner organizations. Partners for the Hot Meal Program include:
- Better at Home
- Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society
- Comox Valley Senior Support Society
- Indigenous Education
- Maple Pool Campground
- The Sonshine Lunch Club
Put fondly by one of our clients:
“This service makes me feel like someone out there is thinking of me and bringing me a little love 3 times a week. To all the volunteers, just know you are making us feel better through this terrible time. Thank you.”
GOOD FOOD BOX PROGRAM
The Good Food Box is a large grocery bag of fresh fruit, vegetables and sometimes eggs, available every other week. Boxes contain a well-rounded mix of kitchen staples and local favourites, with at least 50% of ingredients sourced locally to support Comox Valley Farmers and Growers.
There are 3 streams of the Good Food Box Program:
- The Community Good Food Box
Available to everyone
- The Subsidized Good Food Box
Available to households experiencing financial barriers to healthy eating
- The No-Cost Good Food Box
Available primarily to LUSH Valley partner organizations
Community Good Food Box:
Community Boxes can be ordered by everyone through our online Good Food Box Store. This is a great way to get local food at a great value while also supporting LUSH Valley and local farms. You can support others in our community by purchasing an additional “Gift Box” with your order that will go to someone who wouldn’t be able to afford it otherwise.
- Regular Good Food Box (suggested 1-2 people): $30.00
- Large size Good Food Box (suggested 3-4 people): $40.00
- X-Large size Good Food Box (suggested 5+ people): $50.00
Subsidized Good Food Box:
Our Subsidized Boxes are available for households experiencing financial barriers to meeting their food needs. If you are interested in this program or if you would like to get on the waitlist for a No-Cost Box please apply here.
- Regular Good Food Box (suggested 1-2 people): $10.00
- Large Good Food Box (suggested 3-4 people): $14.00
- X-Large Good Food Box (suggested 5+ people): $18.00
No-Cost GOOD FOOD BOX:
No-Cost Good Food Boxes are available through our partner organizations:
- BC Housing Washington Apartments
- Comox Valley Family Services
- Comox Valley Head Injury Society
- Cumberland Food Share
- The Junction – John Howard Society
- Lions Valley View Estates
- Maple Pool Campground
- Wachiay Friendship Centre
To apply for a subsidized Good Food Box or join the waitlist for a No-Cost Box, please complete the form below.
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.
COMMUNITY PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
If you are part of a community organization that would like to partner with our Food Share Program to get food to the clients you serve, we would love to hear from you.
Please email us at email@example.com
COMMERCIAL FOOD DONATIONS
If you are a business, restaurant or farmer with food available to donate to the Food Share program, thank you for thinking of us.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.