Our Hamper Program

On the second and fourth Friday of each month, the Mayne Island Food Bank fills hampers for clients who need a hand up to help them meet their nutritional needs. There is no “means test”. When you call or contact us, if you say you need help, we are there for you.

Depending upon availability of products, your hamper will include such things as pasta, rice or quinoa; tins of soup, beans, vegetables, fruit, and tuna; pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, eggs, milk, bread and fruit juice. We also provide, when available, peanut butter, coffee, tea, cereal, oatmeal, crackers, jam, snacks, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as meat. Household items such as toilet tissue, shampoo, toothpaste, and soap are often available.

There is also a “Help Yourself” shelf where you will find items we do not have in sufficient quantities to include in the hampers, such as salad dressings, relish, and other condiments. If you have specific nutritional needs, we will try to accommodate your requests.

Most clients come to the depot to pick up their hampers, but we can deliver to those who do not have transportation.