If you need clothes, food, recovery programs, learning opportunities, home supplies, or a pastor, you have come to the right place.
Here at The Mustard Seed, we are a community of people seeking Christ and serving the poor in Greater Victoria. We are a safe, non-judgmental community trying to figure out life and faith together. If you find yourself in a difficult place, know that The Mustard Seed welcomes you. If you or someone you know is struggling to pay the bills or put food on the table, our Guest Services team would love to come alongside and offer you a hand up. Together, let’s figure out how we can help you.
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Our Food Bank is open for drop-in Monday to Friday from 9 to 1 pm, or by appointment from 9 to 2 pm.
Please call 250-953-1575 ext. 116 to make an appointment.
When you come down to the Food Bank, please bring the following:
- Identification for you and your dependents. For example, if you’re a mother of two, you need to bring both your and your two children’s identification.
- Acceptable identification: Any government issued ID.
- Don’t have government issued ID? We also accept pay stubs, rent receipts, social assistance stubs, or mail. Please bring something with your name on it.
- We encourage you to bring your own reusable bags to carry your groceries away with you!
Finally, check out The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness’s list of where to find food in this city:
Click here for the PDF.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Looking for Community?” tab_id=”1458322850720-5b25a18a-c218″][vc_column_text]Join us Monday to Friday at our Seed Hospitality House from 8:15 am to 12:30 pm!
Our Street Church meets every Sunday at 1:15 pm in the Mustard Seed sanctuary, lead by Pastor Sean Lewis. All are welcome to join this vibrant, diverse community. Together, let’s try and figure out this life, its trials, and the role God plays in it. Come as you are! We also offer evening bible study on Wednesdays.
We offer “Street Cafe” on Friday evenings at 6:30 pm, by reservation. Please visit our Reception, or call 250-953-1575 to make a reservation.
We offer “Agape” on Saturday evenings starting at 5:30. No reservation required, just drop by! P.S. Agape means “God’s eternal, transcendent love of Man”
Check out our Ministries page for other ways to connect within our vibrant community![/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Are You a Family?” tab_id=”1458322893867-fe5d7740-8379″][vc_column_text]Our Family Centre might be for you! We recognize how tough poverty can be when you’ve got little mouths to feed. We recognize how confusing it can be to access the necessary resources when your time is devoted to raising kids, finding work, and making ends meet. That’s why we’d love to help.
Families register for our Family Centre program. Together we tackle issues such as budgeting, cooking, literacy, parenting, and accessing city resources. Contact our Family Centre Coordinator, Diane Pearson, for more information and to find out whether or not this program is for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we offer once a month a family dinner on the second Sunday of every month starting at 5:00 pm (with the exception of December, where we host a community Christmas Dinner at The Bay St. Armory).[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Struggling with Addictions?” tab_id=”1458322896742-524d8adf-573d”][vc_column_text]Through routine, counselling, spiritual care and reconnecting with the land within a community, one can be set free from addictions. Check out how we do recovery at the Hope Farm Healing Centre.
If you’re ready for the next step, apply here. And please, don’t be afraid to contact our staff with any inquiry.
You can also join one of our evening programs offered to the community at large for those living with addictions, in recovery, or for family and friends who are there to support you. Check out our Hospitality page for details[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Other Resources” tab_id=”1458322967312-811374ba-d361″][vc_column_text]
Additional Resources at The Mustard Seed:
Fair Start for Kids School Supplies Kits – We offer basic school supplies kits for grade-school students in August, which conform to supplies lists provided by schools. Sign-up for school packs happens through Guest Services during the last few weeks of Summer to ensure that we order enough supplies for individual kits.
Christmas Food Hampers – We offer Christmas hampers 1-2 weeks prior to the holiday to individuals and families in need. Sign-up for hampers happens through Guest Services from October to December. Spots fill quickly, so please apply early. We work with other agencies in Victoria to ensure we all can assist as many as possible, so if we reach capacity or you miss sign-up, we can assist you by referring you to another available agency.
Resources Within Victoria:
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