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Ways you can support the Cortes Food Bank

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Donate money

E-transfer: cortesfoodbank@proton.me

This is the best way of donating to the food bank. 

BC Sharing Scan Cards:

Available at the till at all our local stores. Ask the cashier to scan the card to donate $2. 100% of these donations go to Cortes Island Food Bank.

Cash and cheques:

  • ​Cash and cheques can be left at Manson's Hall main office during their open hours.

  • Place cash in an envelope clearly marked Food Bank. 

  • Cheques should be made out to:

    • Cortes Island Food Bank Association

  • Cheques can also be mailed to:

    • Cortes Island Food Bank Association

    • PO Box 137, Mansons Landing, BC, V0P 1K0

 

Large or legacy donations:

Contact us at cortesfoodbank@proton.me if you are interested in making a large donation or a legacy contribution. 

Credit cards: 

We do not have a credit card option at this time. Thanks for your understanding!

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Donate food

Like many other food banks in the region, we prioritize fundraising over food donations. The main reasons for this are: 

  • To avoid unhealthy or unsafe food donations that could put our clients at risk.

  • To accommodate our limited storage space. It is more efficient and effective for us to acquire specific food as we need it.

  • To leverage our regional partnerships with bulk buying and other food and budget maximizing programs.

 

We do accept healthy, safe food items in good condition. Here are our top requests:

  • Canned vegetables, fruit, fish, and beans

  • Peanut butter  

  • Pasta and pasta sauce 

  • Rice, oats, barley, dried beans

  • Hearty soup, stew, chili  

  • Cooking oil and spices

  • Small snack items (granola bars, fruit cups, applesauce) 

  • Toiletries (menstrual products, soap, diapers) 

If you are a local farmer or food retailer who would like to provide us with perishable, fresh food, such as veggies or eggs, please let us know!

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Volunteer with us

Help us source and deliver food to neighbours in need! Send us a message or give us a call to let us know what your strengths and interests are, and how you could see yourself supporting the Food Bank. 

We look for help in the following areas: 

  • Storage

  • Transportation

  • Distribution

  • Communication

  • Events

  • Fundraising

  • Board of directors

All of our volunteers will be expected to follow our policies, sign a confidentiality agreement, and receive training. 

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Partner with us

We are always looking for new ways to collaborate with:

  • food growers and retailers

  • nonprofits/social enterprises

  • health initiatives

  • community organizers

 

Let us know if you have an idea for how your organization or business can support the Food Bank. We'd love to hear about it.

 

We are grateful to our Food Bank BC regional partners and to our local partners, including Better at Home, Sunflower Food, Big Fir Farm, Whaletown Community Club, Southern Cortes Community Association, Lane 8 Delivery, Cortes Community Health Association, Good Libations, Cortes Family Services, Campbell River Food Bank, Quadra Island Food Bank, Strathcona Community Health Network.

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