About Us

The Mustard Seed

Essential in Fighting Hunger and Restoring Faith

The Mustard Seed Street Church has been essential in fighting hunger and restoring faith to  people living  in greater Victoria since 1975.

Our operations are nearly 100 percent community funded; these include Vancouver Island’s largest Food Bank, a Family CenterHospitality programs, a Food Security Distribution Centre and addictions recovery at Hope Farm Healing Centre as well as more traditional Church services.

Our work

Our Programs

The Mustard Seed Street Church supports over 45,000 individuals per month, with the support of more than 50 volunteers everyday.  With your help, lives are transformed on a daily basis!

The Mustard Seed

Historical Events

We began in 1975 when Reverend Gipp Forster felt a calling to serve the street community in Victoria. He started with a prayer stool in a closet in his shop where anyone could came to pray and receive spiritual and practical care. As the Mustard Seed grew, we moved into a bigger space on Pandora Ave and finally moved to our new home at 625 Queens Ave in 1995.

1975

Gipp Forester founds the Mustard Seed

1975
1979

Street Church is created

1979
1987

Food Bank is Opened

1987
1995

Our main office moves to 625 Queens Ave 

1995
2016

Food Security Distribution Centre Opened

2016