How You Can Help the Food Bank

FoodDrive2In 2016, there were 13,494 bags of food distributed to members of our community, representing approximately 1,124 visits per month. 34% of the individuals served by the Sunshine Coast Food Bank are children.

The Sunshine Coast Food Bank is supportedĀ  solely though generous financial and food donations from the community, the efforts and energy of supporters who organize food drives and a variety of fundraising events.

Volunteers are the back bone of the Food Bank. In 2016, 22 volunteers gave 2,842 hours of time and energy to make a difference in people’s lives on the Coast.

Want to help? There are three ways!

Donate Food to the Food Bank
Drop off your donations directly to the Food Bank (5657 Lamprey Lane, Sechelt) Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8am and 2pm. Food donations are also accepted at Community Services Thrift Store (731 North Road, Gibsons)

The following food items are always welcome:

  • peanut butter
  • spaghetti sauce
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • tetra boxed juices
  • powdered milk
  • pasta
  • canned fruit
  • canned vegetables
  • canned beans
  • macaroni and cheese
  • rice
  • personal care products like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products

Make an Online Donation
Financial donations over $25 are tax receiptable and may be processed online through the webpage at

The success of the Sunshine Coast Food Bakn depends upon the dedication of the volunteer team. If you would like to join the Food Bank volunteer staff, please contact the Food Security Lead at 604-885-5881 ext. 240 or