Year round our food bank provides practical help to people in need. Clients are scheduled for appointments (one per month) to come in and shop for items that they need, much like one would do in a typical grocery store. Along with non-perishable food items, our Community Table program receives fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products from local grocery stores to provide to our clients. Items are available without an appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:30am and 11:30am with bread and various non-perishable items available daily from our free shelves for those in need. Emergency help in the form of emergency food hampers is also available for first time clients. Proof of need (evidence of finances) is expected from those accessing help from the food bank.

886 Wembley Road, Parksville, BC

The Food Bank provides supplemental groceries to about 500 families a month, prepares and delivers food to  local schools to be used for cooking lessons, and is the intake site for clients that need to access other crisis assistance.

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am – noon
(Closed Statutory Holidays)

Community Table FREE Produce: Wednesday & Friday 8:30 am—11:30 am
Non-perishable FREE Shelf: Daily during food bank hours
Food Bank hampers BY APPOINTMENT, please call 250-248-8793 for more information or to schedule an appointment.



Food Bank Appointments – New Intakes

All new intakes must make appointments by calling 250 248 8793.

If an Emergency Hamper is needed, they can attend food bank during the following times:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday and Friday – 8:00am to 11:00am

Clients must bring, photo ID, proof of address, any outstanding bills, proof of income, to be registered at food bank.

Clients who have not visited the Food Bank since January 2019 will need to bring the above documents to re-register – a new system was initiated in January 2019 and everyone had to re-register.

Food Bank Appointments – Regular Clients

Clients who are already in the system simply call 250 248 8793 to book an appointment.

We are booking 2 to 3 weeks in advance as we are extremely busy.

Furniture Vouchers

Clients MUST be in the new system and must make an appointment to access furniture vouchers. They cannot show up and expect to receive a emergency voucher. Appointments need to be made by calling 250 248 8793.

Their client file will be reviewed and it will be determined if they qualify or not.

Call 250-248-8793 for more information or to schedule an intake or shopping appointment.
Thank you!
The Salvation Army Food Bank