Providing vital food distribution in Victoria, BC
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Supporting the community of Victoria with meal delivery

Oct 23, 2020

The Victoria Mustard Seed Street Church (MSSC) operates Vancouver Island’s largest food bank, providing food hampers to 5000+ individuals each month. While recovering 9000 lbs of fresh produce, vegetables and dairy daily, it distributes to 78 agencies, impacting 42,000 individuals. As Covid-19 protocols were implemented across the region, demand increased by over 30%. Unable to keep the doors open, MSSC needed to find new ways to continue providing food to those most in need.

“It takes all of us to build a strong community. COVID showed us that when we come together we can have a great impact."

Through a $20,000 grant, we helped MSSC introduce a new food bank home delivery service that provides hot meals seven days a week to Victoria’s rising homeless population, as well as pre-packaged meals directly to clients’ homes.

“It takes all of us to build a strong community. COVID showed us that when we come together we can have a great impact. Thanks to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation we were able to deliver hampers and fresh produce to members of our community that were unable to leave their homes.”  – Janiene Boice, Senior Director MSSC

By supporting organizations like the Victoria Mustard Seed Church, we’re helping communities facing food insecurity and ensuring that we help meet their unique needs.

Authored by:
TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
In partnership with The Mustard Seed Street Church
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