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Annual food expenditure for an average family of four is expected to be $16,222.80 in 2023. (Canada’s Food Price Report 2023)

In line with other food support programs in the region, NCS provides a family of four with food cards equal to just under one week of food each month.

What We Do

Grocery cards provide a convenient way for food program participants to purchase groceries near the end of the month when their resources do not meet their basic needs.  

We find this more efficient than the traditional food bank model.  Although we appreciated the food donations of community members to what was formerly called the “Community Cupboard” – the supply and variety was unpredictable, and the monthly storage, sorting and purchasing required monthly to ensure nutritional balance was labour intensive.

The food card alternative offers our program participants more consistency and personal choice in their menus and allows our volunteers to spend more time understanding participant needs.

Donations enable us to purchase food cards and fresh food boxes for neighbours in need who live in Nanoose Bay.

For more information on the program – see our story: Fighting Hunger in Nanoose

From The Heart

“Thank you for being a transformative force in my family’s life”

“Thank you for being such a great group of people who work so hard to help the lives of so many”

“I work three part time jobs but, after rent, there’s nothing left. I don’t mind being hungry myself, but it is hard to see my three kids go hungry.”

“If it weren’t for the Food Program I would have at least 7-10 days a month without food in the home!”

“Thank you for sharing, inclusion, hope & groceries”

“Thank you for your support and kindness which helped us, not just to survive in our hardship but bring the hope of a better future to us again”

Nourish Nanoose: Give the Gift of Sustenance

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2024 Food Day Calendar – for currently enrolled food program participants

The second Thursday of every month

  • March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

If you are facing food security and are a Nanoose Bay resident, please contact us to enrol in our food program!