Food Security and Nutrition

See below for further information on Food Security and Nutrition services.

Sidney Lions Food Bank

The Sidney Lions Food Bank 'helps people help themselves'. We do that in a variety of ways but primarily by providing a food hamper designed to supplement a client’s food needs.

Phone: (250) 655-0679
Website: www.sidneyfoodbank.com

Soup Kitchens (Sidney)

Seasonal; various locations. Contact Beacon Community Services at (250) 656-0134 for current information.

Farmfresh (South Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association)

The Southern Vancouver Island Direct Farm Marketing Association is a non-profit association of more than 75 growers and producers on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, who sell their farm and vineyard products directly to consumers.

Website: www.islandfarmfresh.com

Good Food Box Program

A CRD-wide non-profit alternative distribution system that facilitates affordable access for all to sustainably-produced, local, regional and high-quality produce.

Phone: (250) 893-7635
Website: www.thegoodfoodbox.ca

Thrifty Foods

Nutrition for You seminars: in partnership with local community centres, Thrifty Foods sponsors Nutrition for You seminars; developed and presented by registered dieticians to help people in all age groups learn the basis of healthy eating - http://www.thriftyfoods.com/EN/minor/community/nutrition-for-you.html.

Sendial is a free shopping and home delivery service designed for those in our community who are physically unable to shop for themselves – perfect for those who have just had a baby - http://www.thriftyfoods.com/EN/main/services/services-sendial.html

Dietician Services at HealthLink BC

Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC (formerly known as Dial-A-Dietitian) provides nutrition information for British Columbians via www.healthlinkbc.ca/dietitian/ or by calling 8-1-1 and asking to speak with a Registered Dietitian.

Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide

Learn more here: www.hc-sc.gc.ca

PCEC "1000 X 5" Children’s Book Recycling Project
The PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project was started in April 2008. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community. The books are delivered to our collection depot where they are screened for suitability, counted, labelled, sorted, and bagged for distribution to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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