We distribute once a month (usually mid-month) and the dates and times are on our dedicated food bank message line:
All you need to do to receive Food bank subsidy is call 250-559-4100 and leave your name, number of people in household, contact number, any allergies and specify the community you will be picking up from (QC or Skidegate).
Pick-up happens at two locations: the IWS or Skidegate United Church on the dates and times specified on message line.
Donations may be dropped off at Islands Wellness Society during office hours or contact 250-559-8843 if you have donations you need picked up.
Islands Wellness Society adopted the food bank during the summer of 2013. It has been a tremendous undertaking and we want to acknowledge all the people who have worked tirelessly over the last eight years to make it a viable service to the communities of Haida Gwaii. Our mission is to “Feed the People” who need a little extra help along the way.
We work with Gwaii Co-op, and City Centre stores, as well as other local food programs and gardeners to provide as much fresh meat and produce as we can. The current board of directors includes Michelle (Missy) Mcdonald, Alison Waldie, Nancy O’Higgins, Helen Engelbert, Bonnie Olson, Rachel Cameron and Jay Myers. We have a wonderful group of volunteers that help make distribution possible each month.
Thank you to everyone for the help and support! It takes a community to raise a child, but it also takes that whole community working together to make it thrive!