CMS Food Bank Serving Cobble Hill, Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake


The CMS food bank will be giving out hampers by appointment only, in April.
The food bank is still closed to the public and they’ll be no drop ins.
Clients are to call and make an appointment or leave a message with their contact information.
phone 250-743-5242 or email
These are trying times and we’re doing our best in a bad situation.

The CMS Food Bank is a registered non-profit society since 1983. We have served the Cobble Hill – Mill Bay – Shawnigan Lake community for over 30 years. Every year we provide food and necessities to the needy.

Last year, with the help of our 46 steadfast volunteers, we served over 4000 people, sadly 40% of whom are children.

The Food Bank was started by a collaboration of churches in the basement of the Catholic church. Different denominations of Christians got together to lend a helping hand to their poverty stricken neighbours.

These churches continue to play a key role in the operation of the Food Bank. One of our board members has been there since the first day.

Our food bank is always looking for donations. Donations of canned goods, dry goods, & fresh produce are always welcome.

Sorting food

Some of our volunteers cheerfully sorting food

There is always a need for:

Ensure (or other meal replacement)
Breakfast Cereal
Peanut Butter
Powdered Milk
Canned fruits
Canned chilis or stews or pastas
Juices (1 litre & small)
Children’s Lunch Snack Items
Granola Bars
Mac & Cheese
Canned vegetables
Side Kicks

Time of operations: Tuesday 9:00-2:00 & Thursday 9:00-11:00