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 meal programs and food banks available to Greater Victoria.



Rainbow Kitchen

500 Admirals Rd
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12pm.
Meals are first come, first serve. Christmas meal Monday Dec 25.
Bread and produce based on availability.

Our Place

919 Pandora Ave
250 -388-7112
Breakfast: Served on weekends. Lunch: 12-1pm. Dinner: 5-6pm.
Lunch & Dinner: Saturday and Sunday only. Stat holiday meals vary.

Mustard Seed

625 Queens Ave
Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm.
Stick around for coffee & afternoon programs
Street Cafe: Friday from 6:30pm. Call to reserve.
Agape Dinner: Saturday from 5pm

Anawim House

973 Caledonia Ave
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.
Max 20 people for lunch and dinner.

Living Edge

950 Kings Rd
(CDI College building)
Dinner: Sun 4:30pm.

Rock Bay Landing

535 Ellice St
250-383 -1951
Saturday & Monday: 3:30pm for tickets for non-residents.
50 tickets only.

Salvation Army ARC

525 Johnson St
Lunch: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 11:45-12:30pm.
Coffee and Donuts: Tues 10:30am.

The Soup Kitchen

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

Sandy Merriman

809 Burdett Ave
Lunch: Drop In Program.
For self-identified women 7 Days, 11:30-2pm.

Food Not Bombs

Centennial Square
Vegan, home cooked meal.
Sunday: 4pm.


1-744 Fairview Rd, Esquimalt
Lunch: For sex workers only, Mon-Thur, 12:30pm.

Glad Tidings

1800 Quadra St
Street Breakfast: Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:30-10:30am.

Food Banks

Food Banks

St Vincent De Paul

828 View St
Mon-Fri 8:30-4pm.
Closed from 12pm-1pm.

Salvation Army

Stan Hagen Centre
2695 Quadra St
Mon-Fri 9-11:45am & 1-4:15pm.
Emergency hamper 3x per year.

St John the Divine

1611 Quadra St
Tues & Fri 10-noon.
Closed the week after cheque issue – 1 per month.

Living Edge

901 Kings Rd
Tues, Thur 10:30am until gone.
Arrive Early. Out of Quadra Village Community Centre.

Mustard Seed

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

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 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 for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit