Meals & Food Banks

Food costs use up a great deal of income for those on limited income. Because food costs are flexible (while income and rent may not be), many individuals are simply unable to purchase all the food they need.

Below is a list of all Meals and Food Banks in the Greater Victoria area:

For daily listings please click here: EVENTS, choose category: meals

Meals

  • Rainbow Kitchen

    500 Admirals Rd
    250-384-2069
    Meals are M-F first come, first serve. Christmas meal Dec 25.
    Bread and produce based on availability

  • Our Place

    919 Pandora Ave
    250-388-7112
    Breakfast: 7-8am Lunch: 12-1pm
    Dinner: 5-6pm. 7 days a week
    Stat holiday meals vary

  • Mustard Seed

    625 Queens Ave
    250-953-1575
    Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-12:30pm
    Coffee & afternoon programs.
    Street Cafe: Fri 6:30pm call to reserve.
    Agape Dinner: Sat 5pm, no reservation.
    Family Dinner 2nd & 3rd Sun of each month. Call to confirm attendance 250-220-6992

  • Anawim House

    973 Caledonia Ave
    250-382-0283
    Breakfast: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 10am
    Lunch: Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri, Sign-up 10-11am.
    Dinner: Wed & Fri, sign up by 2pm.
    For people abstinent from substances.

  • Living Edge

    950 Kings Rd
    (CDI College building)
    250-383-8915
    950 Kings Rd (CDI College)
    Dinner: Sun 4:30pm
    www.livingedge.ngo

  • Food Not Bombs

    950 Kings Rd
    Centennial Square, Sun 4pm
    Vegan, home cooked meal

  • Rock Bay Landing
  • 535 Ellice St
    250-383-1951
    Sat & Mon 3:30pm tickets for non-residents. 50 tickets only
  • Salvation Army ARC

    525 Johnson St
    250-384-3396
    Lunch: Mon Wed Fri: 11:45-12:30pm
    Coffee and Donuts: Tues 10:30am

  • The Soup Kitchen

    St Andrew’s, 740 View St
    778-440-7687
    Breakfast: Mon-Fri 8:30-10am. Open all stats except Christmas Day.

  • Sandy Merriman

    809 Burdett Ave
    250-480-1408
    Lunch: Drop In Program/7 Days, 11:30-2pm. For women at risk/
    experiencing homelessness, including trans women, gender fluid & non-binary people

  • Peers

    1-744 Fairview Rd, Esquimalt
    250-382-3213
    Lunch: For current and former sex workers only, Mon-Thur 12:30pm

  • Saturday Street Breakfast:

    1st Sat: Our Place 919 Pandora 8:30am
    2nd Sat: St Andrew’s Kirk Hall, 680 Courtenay St 8:15am
    3rd Sat: Glad Tidings, 1800 Quadra St, 250-384-7633 8:30-10:30am
    4th Sat: Our Place, 919 Pandora 8:30am
    5th Sat: Our Place, 919 Pandora 8:15am

Food Banks

  • St Vincent De Paul

    828 View St
    250-382-0712
    Mon-Fri 10-3:30pm. Closed from 12:30pm-1pm.

  • Salvation Army Stan Hagen Centre

    2695 Quadra St
    250-386-8521
    Mon-Fri 9-11:45am & 1-4:15pm. Emergency hamper 3x per year

  • St John the Divine

    1611 Quadra St
    250-383-7169
    Tues & Fri 10-noon.
    Closed the week after cheque issue – One food hamper per month.

  • Mustard Seed

    625 Queens Ave
    250-953-1575 ext 116
    Mon-Fri 9am-2pm. Everyone welcome. The last person seen at 1:45pm. Walk in or by appointment. ID required. 1st and 2nd Friday of the month 3-6pm by appointment only.

  • Living Edge
    Fresh Food Distribution:

    898 Royal Oak Ave 
    Tues 5-6omThur 10:30am until gone. Arrive Early. Out of Quadra Village Community Centre.

    First Baptist Church
    877 North Park St

    Wed 5-6pm

    Quadra Village Community Center 
    Thur 11am-12pm (arrive early)

    Saanich Baptist Church
    7577 Wallace Drive

    Thurs 5:30-6:30pm

    679 Goldstream Ave
    Fri 12-1pm

  • www.livingedge.ngo

Can’t find what you’re looking for? List of additional community resources and contacts:

If you urgently require assistance, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888 for people in emotional crisis, including suicideand mental health issues.Youth may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support for youth under 25 years.

In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca