Fresh from the Heart

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Fresh from the Heart


Our “Fresh from the Heart” program encourages customers to purchase fresh food – a little extra fruit, vegetables, meat, milk or eggs locally, for donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank. We also encourage those with vegetable gardens to “Grow a Row” for the food bank.

“Fresh from the Heart” helps increase fresh food donations to the Food Bank so that all Comox Valley residents, regardless of income, have access to fresh food.

Because donation bins at local grocery stores are picked up weekly only, we ask that fresh food donations are dropped off directly to the Food Bank during listed business hours.

Based on Canada’s Food Guide, each hamper contains a 3-5 day supply for each person in the household. Fresh food is essential in meeting the nutritional needs of our clients given that approximately 40% are children.

Cash donations are also gratefully received and assist us in purchasing in bulk those items which are considered luxuries: peanut butter, soap, tea, coffee, sugar, jams, condiments and laundry products. Cash donors are issued a tax receipt.