Duncan Foodbank & Lunch Kitchen

Ensuring no individual or family in the Cowichan Valley goes hungry either physically, spiritually or emotionally.

September 18 to 24, 2023


This will be your chance to help meet this crisis, without leaving the comfort of your homes.
Teams of volunteers from organizations, businesses, churches and families will be bringing paper bags to your doorsteps, covering most sub-divisions in Duncan, Cowichan Bay, and Mill Bay. So look for your bag at your front door. The bags will have the directions printed right on them.
Please fill these bags with any excess canned goods, dried food goods, cereal etc. (all non-perishable) and put them on your porch or doorstep by 9a.m. on Saturday Sept. 23rd. The same teams will come again through their neighbourhoods and collect your gracious donations. All foods collected go to the local food banks like the Cowichan Valley Basket Society , Chemainus Harvest House Society Food Bank, Lake Cowichan Food Bank and CMS Mill Bay Food Bank
If you do not receive a bag or are unable to fill one, tax receptable online donations can be made at cvbs.ca/thanksgiving or make a donation by a e-transfer to donate@cvbs.ca


Hampers were distributed in 2022

Meals where served in 2022

Unique Individuals Received a Hamper in 2022

About Us

The Cowichan Valley Basket Society (CVBS) was started in 1988 by a broadly based group of Cowichan Valley residents who saw a great need for a coordinated answer to hunger in the area. CVBS is a registered charity overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Some board members are appointed by our sustaining donors, and the rest are caring members of the community that have become members of the society.

Our first premises was opened on Evans Street. From there we have made several moves but our current home on Garden Street we trust is our permanent home as we have purchased the property in 2015 and in 2022 the neighbouring property.