Our Food Bank (625 Queens Ave)
10AM-1:30 PM Monday to Friday
Our market is open for limited shopping. Please follow all social distancing measures we have placed, including lining up through the designated markings on the side walk.
If you are sick or have any symptoms related to COVID-19, please don't come. If possible, arrange someone to come on your behalf. We require ID for you and everyone in your household. You are eligible to come get a hamper twice a month. We ask that you bring your own bags.
There is limited availability to schedule an appointment. You can try so by calling (250) 953-1588. We require a minimum of 24 hour notice. Someone will call you back to confirm your appointed time.
Operations in Food Rescue (808b Viewfield)
Changed hours: 9AM-2PM Monday to Friday
Food orders will be placed in dock bay doors and agencies will pick up outside of our warehouse. Only staff and a few screened volunteers allowed on site.
We are accepting donations from select groups between 9AM-12PM. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before dropping off donations.
Notes about our Food Security Distribution Centre
In 2019, with the help of Victoria Foundation, VanCity and the B.C. Governent, The Mustard Seed acquired our additional 13,500 sq. foot Esquimalt warehouse. The Food Security Distribution Centre is devoted to storing non-perishable food as well as sorting, cleaning, and gleaning "rescued" perishable food from Costco, Save-On-Foods, Thrifty Foods, Whole Foods and other local grocers. As part of the Food Rescue Project, The Mustard Seed takes in more than 9000 pounds of produce and dairy products six days a week. This food is redirected from going into the waste stream.
The Mustard Seed's commercial processing kitchen further reduces food waste in our community by taking items that are not easily redistributed and turning them into prepared hot meals for our Queens Avenue location. Our intention is for The Mustard Seed to eventually run Food Security programs at zero waste.