Food Bank

Food Bank on the Edge’s executive director Cris Martin, front, says holiday activities are ramping up, but due to the pandemic, they are only allowing current volunteers and their partners to work on the hampers. (Nora O’Malley photo)

West Coast holiday giving guide for those in need

Registration is open for Ucluelet and Tofino Christmas Hampers, RE/MAX Angel Tree and more…

 

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday October 8, 2020 in Ottawa. Trudeau will announce today more federal funding for food banks across Canada to help them meet the surge in demand for their services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau to announce more federal funding for food banks during pandemic

Back in April, the federal government gave $100 million to national, regional and local organizations

 

Tofino Resort + Marina teamed up with Nanaimo’s St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse this year to bring albacore tuna to local food banks. (Tofino Resort photo)

Tofino’s Race for the Blue fishing derby casts philanthropic net

‘Thankful Thursday’ garners over 7,200 cans of tuna for local food banks

Tofino Resort + Marina teamed up with Nanaimo’s St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse this year to bring albacore tuna to local food banks. (Tofino Resort photo)
The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity in May, 2020. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Food Bank on the Edge temporarily closes ‘Free Store’ in Ucluelet

“We’re going to use that space for food storage going into the fall and winter.”

The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity in May, 2020. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Mowi providing salmon donations to Vancouver Island food banks throughout pandemic

Network started to share product with more than 10 down-Island food banks

Smoked salmon was included in the latest Mowi donation to the Campbell River Food Bank. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
(The Canadian Press)

Details on federal food buy-back program coming soon, Bibeau says

The funds won’t address the entirety of the problem facing farmers

(The Canadian Press)
A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)
The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity last week. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s food bank bursting with generosity as COVID-19 increases need

Ucluelet’s generosity is shining through the economic chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Food Bank on the Edge team was all smiles as they unpacked a glorious bounty of donations made possible by West Coast generosity last week. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)

Contest calls on B.C. families to share ‘kitchen hack’ for chance at winning $1,000

Better Together BC launched contest to raise funds with B.C. dairy farmers for Food Banks BC

Better Together BC launches a Kitchen Hack Challenge to support Food Banks BC on April 27, 2020. (Better Together BC/Instagram)
Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble

‘Stronger Together’ special raises over $6 million for Food Banks Canada

The 90-minute special on Sunday night featured a number of A-list performers and celebrities

Alessia Cara and her band perform during “Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble” an online Canadian COVID-19 broadcast benefit event in support of frontline workers and Food Banks Canada in this image taken from video. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble
Tofino Fish and Loaves volunteers John Enns and Rhonda and Bronwyn Berry load up the truck with produce from 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort and Marina. Resort owner Willie Mitchell and son Paxton were delighted to pitch in. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino’s Fish and Loaves takes care of community members

“Tofino has really risen to the challenge.”

Tofino Fish and Loaves volunteers John Enns and Rhonda and Bronwyn Berry load up the truck with produce from 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort and Marina. Resort owner Willie Mitchell and son Paxton were delighted to pitch in. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)

PHOTOS: A WAVE OF GENEROSITY

Tofino and Ucluelet businesses give big over the holidays.

Jamie’s Whaling Station gave a generous 32K donation to the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation to put towards their ‘Love Your Beach Clean’ program. The money will allow the environmental nonprofit to continue to grow the program with better data collection, more education, more ambassadors, and more remote cleans. (Surfrider Pacific Rim photo)
UES breakfast program volunteers prep the table for an early morning rush of over 25 hungry kids. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet students vote for a healthy breakfast

With community support, the UES breakfast program provides kids with a well-balanced morning buffet.

UES breakfast program volunteers prep the table for an early morning rush of over 25 hungry kids. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
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
Food Bank on the Edge executive director Cris Martin believes a new facility is needed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Food Bank on the Edge Society asks for new facility

“It’s gonna fall apart soon. It’s in major levels of disrepair.”

Food Bank on the Edge executive director Cris Martin believes a new facility is needed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
The West Coast’s food bank has been delighted to see local support rising. (Photo - Nora O’Malley)

Partnerships bringing fresh produce to Food Bank on the Edge

“I am busting with pride that I live in such a supportive and giving community.”

The West Coast’s food bank has been delighted to see local support rising. (Photo - Nora O’Malley)