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Victoria Community Food Hub Society

Good Food
For All

About Us 

The Victoria Community Food Hub Society (VCFHS) was incorporated as a Charity in 2013. It works hand in hand with its key partners the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable (CRFAIR) and the Foodshare Network to promote a healthy and sustainable food system in the Capital Region. The VCFHS efforts are focused on ensuring that this food system provides healthy food to the most vulnerable people in our community and works to increase their resources, food skills and social connections for a healthier future.

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Our Mission

The purpose of the organization is to alleviate poverty and hunger by providing access to healthy food, while fostering a local food based economy. We believe that through providing access to healthy food, education and care we can support individuals, families, and communities to achieve greater health and well being

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Our Vision

Good Food

For All

Our Core Values

The Right to Food

The right to food is a value that all people deserve adequate access to food that is healthy, nourishing and culturally appropriate. Though the work of Food Hubs Centres or Networks they ensure that their community has this Right to Food.

Building Community
Through Food

Food strengthens community connection and helps reduce social isolation. The majority of people enjoy food and the act of eating, growing, cooking and preserving food has the ability to build connections amount community members

Strengthen the
Local Food System

Though not all food can be sourced locally at all times Food Hubs, Centres or Networks try to embed programs that promote the sourcing of local food. This can be done through several ways such as a gardens, farmer’s market coupons or bulk buying programs.

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$350K

Food Farmbucks has Covered since 2020

85+

Suppliers supported through FarmHub

Food in infrastructure

20

Businesses through Kitchen Connect

$1,000,000

Initiatives

Imagine all the synergies and collaborations that can arise from being in the same space - a space that includes growers, processors and distribution capacity!

South Island FarmHub

The South Island Farm Hub operates under the Victoria Community Food Hub Society making good food- fresh from local farms and food processors -available to everyone in our community. It is an online platform, aggregator and distributor for local, seasonal produce and locally processed foods. The webshop acts as an online farmer’s market and they deliver fresh nutritious food to home customers, charity organizations, local restaurants, and school districts. The popular Farmbucks program subsidizes local food from the webshop to increase access for community organizations, charities, and schools. The FarmHub makes it possible for farmers and food processors to work together to meet the growing demand for local, sustainable food in the CRD.

Kitchen Connect
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Kitchen Connect is a food business incubator and processing facility, opened in fall 2023. The space enables farmers and food makers to create local value-added products to scale up into retail and wholesale markets. The facility also provides business development support and training opportunities for those wanting to enter the food service workforce, and is available to use for community events as well. 

Sharing space and facilities in the Food Security Distribution Center with the Mustard Seed’s Food Rescue Operations means that together we can offer the capacity of their existing commercial kitchen services and training kitchen, and continue the mission to serve good local food to our most vulnerable populations. The Victoria Community Food Hub Society is leading the development of the Food Hub in our region. The Mustard Seed is our partner in the integrated hub.

To imagine with us and find out more about our business opportunities contact Laura at laura.gair@crfair.ca or by filling out our contact form.

In the Media

2023

Thrive Impact Fund Report

Thrive Impact Fund is an impact-first fund that provides flexible and patient capital to impact organizations solving today’s most challenging problems.

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March 2021

New food hubs to strengthen food security on the Island

Victoria-based food producers are set to benefit from the Province’s recent $5.6 million investment to expand the BC Food Hub Network.

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May 13th, 2022

Funding helps strengthen Food Security 

Residents with limited income living in Greater Victoria will soon have improved access to local and nutritious food.

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March 2021

Province invests $2M in three Vancouver Island food hubs

Hub network provides shared-use processing facilities to small agri-businesses.

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Lisa Helps, Former Mayor, City of Victoria

This is a tremendous investment that improves community access to healthy local food and provides local economic opportunities. We􀍛re thankful to the Province for empowering businesses to maximize the potential of locally grown food and find new ways to improve food security, which has become all the more important during the pandemic.

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Get Involved!

Opportunities

We're excited to engage with individuals who share our passion for our mission and are interested in joining our team. Please continue scrolling to explore ways to participate.

If there are no current openings, we still encourage you to submit your resume for future opportunities here.

Volunteer

Looking to volunteer with us? Fill out our intake form and we will connect with you when we have positions available that match your interest and experience!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Fundraising

  • Community Events and Outreach

  • Volunteer Coordination

If you are someone experiencing an
immediate need for access to food:

Contact

Questions? Send us a message and we will get back to you shortly!

Thanks for contacting us!

PO Box 46002

Victoria, BC V8T 5G7

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