Food Bank

The Mustard Seed

Largest Food Bank on Vancouver Island

The Mustard Seed operates the largest food bank on Vancouver Island, situated in Victoria’s downtown core. We provide fresh vegetables, dairy, nonperishable food items and hygiene products. We serve 1250+ hampers per month. . It is our mission to ensure that anyone in need of food can access the groceries they need without feeling shame, guilt or fear.

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New Hours

Open Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (closed on the 3rd or 4th Thursday each month, call 250-953-1588 to confirm)


625 Queens Ave, Victoria, BC, V8T 1L9


250-953-1588 (Please leave a voicemail)

Remember to bring:

Identification for all members of your household and shopping bags. 

  • NOTE: Some pickups are available outside our regular hours. Please call 250-953-1588, 24 hours in advance to find out.

How To Help

Looking to Donate

Current requests for donations

  • Sources of protein like peanut butter, canned fish (eg. Tuna) and canned meats (eg. Chicken, beef)
  • Healthy nonperishables (e.g., cereal, beans, pasta, canned vegetables and fruit)
  • Female hygiene Products
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper

Items we won’t or are not taking

Monthly Impact

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Grocery Hampers Per Month