The Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank "helps those in need through those who care." We do that in a variety of ways but primarily by providing food hampers designated to supplement a client's food needs. 


The Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank is an emergency food service and we are here to help you and your family in a time of need.

To register please provide the following information.

1. Picture ID
Picture ID must be provided for every adult in your household.

2. Proof of Address
You must prove that you live on the Saanich Peninsula by a telephone bill, hydro bill, cable bill, or other official mail addressed to you at your current address. 

3. Proof of Family and Dependents
You must provide Care Cards for each person in our household. You will be asked to update your information every 6 months. 

4. Identification Must Be Shown
Identification must be shown at every visit to the Food Bank to receive your hamper. 

Food Hampers

Registered Clients may visit the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank for a hamper a maximum of once a month. Our hampers are based on the size of the family/household. Only one registration and one hamper per family/household are provided.

We try to provide enough food for 7 to 10 days, but sometimes varies on supply and demand.

As of June 1st, 2018 the food bank is now open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for hamper distribution. The food bank will still be closed for all Statutory holidays.

Fresh Produce

As of May 1st, 2018 fresh produce and dairy products are available to registered food bank clients on the day of their hamper pick-up. 

Extra fresh produce and dairy pick-ups for clients is available Tuesday and Thursdays from 9AM to 12PM. There are no exceptions. 

Food Hamper Distribution Calendar

Unsure of what days we are open for food distribution?