Food Bank

Volunteer Gerry St. Laurent helps fill hampers at the Sooke Food Bank on Thursday. The food bank expects more demand as the coronavirus takes hold of area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Food Bank sets up new protocols for donations

New protocols in place for donations

Volunteer Gerry St. Laurent helps fill hampers at the Sooke Food Bank on Thursday. The food bank expects more demand as the coronavirus takes hold of area residents. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Goldstream Food Bank will be moving their operation outdoors to deal with the spread of COVID-19 fears. President Gayle Ireland says their stock is still high after generous donations from the community over the holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Food Bank moves operation outside in response to COVID-19 fears

‘We gotta keep calm and carry on,’ says president of food bank

Goldstream Food Bank will be moving their operation outdoors to deal with the spread of COVID-19 fears. President Gayle Ireland says their stock is still high after generous donations from the community over the holidays. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kim Metzger, president of the Sooke Food Bank Society, says that January can be a difficult time for food bank clients. (Tim Collins - Sooke New Mirror)

Sooke Food Bank sends out call for help

Need continues as holiday season food drives are over

Kim Metzger, president of the Sooke Food Bank Society, says that January can be a difficult time for food bank clients. (Tim Collins - Sooke New Mirror)
Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria charities invited to take all remaining food at Wellburn’s Market

The long-standing local grocery store was forced into an early permanent closure after flooding

Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
John Daescuion enjoys a thanksgiving lunch at Our Place. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

More than 600 people enjoy Thanksgiving lunch at Victoria’s Our Place

Community members and volunteers cook and serve the holiday favourite

John Daescuion enjoys a thanksgiving lunch at Our Place. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Supplies are running low at the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy of Tyson Elder)

Peninsula food bank ‘desperate’ for donations

Stock “never been this low” at Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank as demand outstrips supplies

Supplies are running low at the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank. (Courtesy of Tyson Elder)
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine

Fusing food and wine with spectacular lake views

  • May 24, 2019
Play Estate Winery executive chef Bill Myra cooks with wine
A man takes a selfie with Santa during plaque presentations at VIATEC’s Very Orange Christmas event. (Submitted)

Greater Victoria tech community raises $72,000 for local food bank

VIATEC fundraiser for Mustard Seed in its 15th year

A man takes a selfie with Santa during plaque presentations at VIATEC’s Very Orange Christmas event. (Submitted)
Victoria city councillor Chris Coleman takes a pie in the face from Rocky Raccoon of the Victoria Shamrocks as part of Mustard Seed’s annual Pie Off Challenge. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Mustard Seed challenges you to Pie-Off in Esquimalt

Local street church raising funds to re-stock the shelves of their food distribution centre

Victoria city councillor Chris Coleman takes a pie in the face from Rocky Raccoon of the Victoria Shamrocks as part of Mustard Seed’s annual Pie Off Challenge. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS