Annual food expenditure for an average family of four is expected to be $12,157 in 2018. (Canada’s Food Price Report 2019)
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 our clients 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 clients more consistency and personal choice in their menus and allows our volunteers to spend more time understanding client needs.
Donations enable us to purchase food cards for your less fortunate neighbours in Nanoose Bay and are much appreciated.
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”