With the cost of many basic necessities skyrocketing this year, we are all feeling these challenging times. High grocery prices and supply chain issues mean that many families are struggling to put food onto the table, and more and more people are turning to Food Banks for support. Food Banks across the country are feeling stretched thin as they struggle to meet the demand.

We invite you to take part in our “Meeting the Need” Food Bank Drive & Fundraiser to collect non-perishable foods, essential items, and monetary donations to assist families and children in our community. From now until Dec 31st 2022 we invite you to come by Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery and bring your donations to support our local Comox Valley Food Bank. We ask everyone who is able to give generously—the need is great!

In addition to supporting your local community, each contributor will be entered into a draw for a Gift Bag valued at over $300.00, made up of Northwest Coast Indigenous gifts and jewelry. We will draw one lucky winner on Monday January 2nd 2023.

Payment options:

Donations in-gallery: We accept cash, cheque, debit, or e-transfer to info@spiritsofthewestcoast.com. If sending an e-transfer please add a notation of “Comox Valley Food Bank” along with your full name and phone number to be entered into our draw.
Donate directly to the Comox Valley Food Bank and receive a Donation Receipt: You can donate directly to the Comox Valley Food Bank via e-transfer to comoxvfb@shaw.ca, with a notation of “Spirits of the West Coast” as well as your name and address for receipt mailing, or by phone at 250-338-0615 and pay via credit card and mention that it is for the Spirits of the West Coast Donations/Fundraiser Drive. Please bring your receipt into the gallery or contact us, so that we can sign you up for the gift bag draw. 

Suggested Food Donations include:

Dried foods: Beans, Rice, Pasta, and Gluten Free items
Canned: Fish, Meat, Fruit, Vegetables, Pasta Sauces and Beans
Nutritional Snacks for Children’s Lunches: Sugar Free Juices, Milk Alternatives
Toiletries for Women and Children: Sanitary Products and Diapers Paper Products

Thank you for generously supporting local families and our local Food Bank!

Spirits of the West Coast Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm at 2926 Back Road, between East Courtenay and Comox.