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Apple Orchard

A BIT ABOUT US

The Food Share Network was formed in 2013 in consultation with more than 40 community groups who recognized a need to collaborate on innovative approaches to increase food security in the Capital Region. Today, the network has grown to over 65 community agencies.

The Food Share Network is an innovative umbrella that enhances food security in the Capital Region through collaboration and cooperation among food banks, community centers, Indigenous organizations, schools, donors, and other community organizations. Participating organizations share the common values of empowerment, dignity and respect, food and community, stewardship, and collective impact. There is a broad consensus on shifting the focus toward food security and self-reliance as a means to create a healthier and more resilient population.

Meet Our Board

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ANNUAL HIGHLIGHT REELS

Our Members

We are honoured to serve the South Island alongside our amazing Food Share Network Members:

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Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness

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Aids Vancouver Island

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African Art & Cultural Community

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BC Housing - People, Plants & Homes

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Anawim House

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BC Muslim Association - Victoria

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Beacon Community Services

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Coastline Church

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Cook Street Village Activity Centre

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Burnside Gorge Community Association

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Community Food Support

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Craigflower Elementary School

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Camosun College Student Society

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Connections Place

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CRFAIR

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Cridge Centre for the Family

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Esquimalt Neighbourhood House

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Fateh Care

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Esquimalt First Nations

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Fairfield Gonzales Community Association

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Galiano Community Food Program

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Esquimalt Church of the Nazarene

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Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group

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Goldstream Food Bank

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Help Ukraine Vancouver Island

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James Bay Community Project

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Life Cycles Project

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House of Mercy

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James Bay New Horizons

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Living Edge

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House of Shiloh

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James Bay United Church

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Mayne Island Food Bank

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Northpark Neighbourhood Association

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Our Place Society

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Quadra Village Community Centre

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Oaklands Community Association

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Pacifica Housing

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Rainbow Kitchen

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O.U.R. Ecovillage

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Pauquachin First Nation

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Red Cedar Cafe

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Rockheights Middle School

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Sanctuary Youth Centre

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Sidney Rotary Club (Sidney Elementary)

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Rogers Society

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Sooke School District 62

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Songhees First Nation

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Saanich Neighbourhood Place

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Shelbourne Community Kitchen

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Silver Threads

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Sooke Family Resource Society

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St. Vincent De Paul

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Tsawout First Nation

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Soroptomists International - Victoria Westshore

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The Mustard Seed

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VIHA - Dietitians

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St. John the Divine

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Threshold Housing Society

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Victoria Cool Aid Society

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Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre

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YMCA Young Moms & Pandora Youth Housing

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Victoria Native Friendship Centre

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1UP Single Parent's Resource Centre

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Victoria Women's Transition House

OUR MISSION, VISION, VALUES, AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The mission of the Food Share Network is to enhance food security in the Capital Region through collaboration and cooperation among an innovative umbrella of organizations, including food banks, community centers, donors, and other participating organizations.

 

The vision of the Food Share Network is that all residents of the Capital Region enjoy food security.      
 
The values of the Food Share Network are:
    

  • Empowerment - self-sufficiency, mutual aid, choice, circles of support

  • Dignity and Respect - meeting people where they are at, access to local food, quality

  • Food and Community - connections & relationships, learning, culture, opportunities to contribute, sharing

  • Stewardship - accountability, transparency, best use of resources

  • Collective Impact - collaboration, efficiency, coordinated services, cooperation

   

The guiding principles of the Food Share Network are:

  • Enhanced partnership, collaboration, and cooperation among food-serving organizations

  • Improved efficiency and safety for people accessing non-profit food services, along with strengthened community links and access to resources that support self-sufficiency

  • Increased involvement of people served in creating food security and food literacy

  • Improved quality and suitability of food services, with increased provision of fresh, local, organic, and culturally appropriate food

  • Improved coordination of food distribution, with greater efficiency for donors and service providers

  • Improved environmental performance of non-profit food operations

  • Respect for existing donor and recipient relationships

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