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MUTUAL AID  &  COMMUNITY CARE

FIGHTING HUNGER ON CORTES ISLAND

WHAT TO EXPECT

We are here to help, with healthy food and a welcoming team. Whether its your first time accessing food and support from the food bank, or if you're an existing client, we've got information to help you get oriented to the services we're currently offering.

 SUPPORT OUR WORK

Support your friendly neighbourhood

food bank!

Whether you’re helping us package and deliver food hampers, making a monthly donation, leaving a legacy gift, or organizing a fundraising event, there are many ways you can support the food bank.

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

We'd love to hear from you! Send us a message on our contact form, tell us about yourself and how you'd like to be involved with the food bank. Fill out our short survey and be a part of helping set the strategic priorities we will follow as we work to provide food to our neighbours in need.

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ABOUT US

The Cortes Island Food Bank was started by volunteer Samantha Statton in 2002. Two decades later, facing compounding food, housing, and climate crises, it was time to expand. In 2022, the Cortes Island Food Bank Association became a nonprofit society under the charity umbrella of the Southern Cortes Community Association. We also joined up with Food Banks BC and are developing relationships within their network of food banks throughout the province. We're hoping to keep building out our capacity, so that we can offer more food and services to more community members in need. 

We receive no ongoing government funding and exist solely through the generosity of donations from community members, support from our partners, and applicable grants. We are led by a team of volunteer directors, and are always looking for donations & volunteers to help us expand our services.