FOOD SHARE

Food Share programs Good Food Box & Hot Meal were introduced as responses to the urgent need for healthy food access during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since then, LUSH Valley has been serving and delivering hundreds of Hot Meals and Good Food Boxes across the Comox Valley each week to individuals and households experiencing food insecurity.

HOT MEAL PROGRAM

The Hot Meal program delivers fresh, nutritious meals to the doorsteps of isolated individuals across the Comox Valley through our Community Partner organizations. Partners for the Hot Meal program include:

  • Community Cares Peer Outreach
  • Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society
  • Comox Valley Head Injury Society
  • Comox Valley Senior Support Society
  • Comox Valley Transition Society — Connect Warming Centre
  • Hornby & Denman Community Health Care — Better at Home
  • K’ómoks First Nation

“I’m severely disabled and isolated and when I had troubles accessing food, this was a great help! It wasn’t just the food – it was knowing that people cared and the human connection of truly kind people. Many thanks to everyone at Lush Valley!” — Hot Meal program client

GOOD FOOD BOX PROGRAM

The Good Food Box is a grocery bag of fresh fruits, vegetables, and eggs, available every week. Boxes contain a balanced variety of kitchen staples and local favourites, with 50% to 100% of ingredients sourced from Comox Valley farmers & 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 Community Partner organizations

Good Food Box Resources:

Good Food Box FAQ
Program Overview

For inquiries about the Good Food Box or Hot Meal programs, email foodshare@lushvalley.org or phone 250-207-5874 (LUSH). The FoodShare helpline is answered from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Send a text or leave a voicemail outside of these hours and receive a response the next business day.

Community Good Food Box:

Community Boxes can be ordered by anyone at any time through our online store. Ordering a Community Box allows you to get local food at a great value, support local farmers, and support LUSH Valley.

  • Regular Good Food Box: $30.00
  • Large Good Food Box: $40.00
  • Extra-Large Good Food Box: $50.00

Subsidized Good Food Box:

Subsidized Good Food Boxes are available to households experiencing financial barriers to meeting their food needs. This stream of the program is currently at capacity. To get on the waitlist for a Subsidized Good Food Box, please apply here.

  • Regular Good Food Box: $10.00
  • Large Good Food Box: $14.00
  • Extra-Large Good Food Box: $18.00

No-Cost GOOD FOOD BOX:

No-Cost Good Food Boxes are available through Community Partner organizations:

  • BC Housing — Washington Apartments
  • Beachcombers Academy
  • Comox Valley Affordable Housing
  • Comox Valley Senior Support Society
  • Greenways Land Trust
  • Hornby & Denman Community Health Care Society — Better at Home
  • John Howard Society — The Junction
  • K’ómoks First Nation
  • School District 71
  • Wachiay Friendship Centre

NEED FOOD?

To apply for a subsidized Good Food Box or join the waitlist for a No-Cost Box, please complete the form below.

Please note that your completion of this form does not confirm that you will receive food immediately. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

COMMUNITY PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

If you or your community organization are interested in partnering with LUSH Valley to get food to the clients you serve, we would love to hear from you.

Please email us at foodshare@lushvalley.org

COMMERCIAL FOOD DONATIONS

If you are a business, restaurant or farmer interested in donating to the Food Share program,

please email us at fruit@lushvalley.org.

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