Food Security Fund

This Fund supports the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG Goal 2: Zero Hunger

The Food Security Fund is for you if you’re interested in supporting initiatives that help create a region where all people have access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food. The fund bolsters food access, food literacy, local food production, incubation and development of food-based social enterprises, and food skills training and employment.


What types of organizations benefit from this fund?

Your donations to the Food Security Fund are given to food banks, soup kitchens, farmland trust societies, community kitchens, and many more.

Your gifts to a Community Action Fund help organizations thrive and make our community more vibrant for everyone.

Your gift to a CAF made between January and May will be distributed through the Victoria Foundation’s Community Grants Program. See a complete list of Community Action Fund grant recipients from 2023. Outside of this period, your gift be distributed through one of the Foundation’s other equitable granting initiatives.

In 2023, the Food Security Fund granted to 18 organizations for a total of $85,338.

 

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Read the stories below to see the impact donors have on organizations in our community!

Donor Spotlight

Chanda Pacholuk and Allen Gage say they became very interested in donating to food security initiatives as the cost of food began to soar in recent years. Donating to the Food Security Fund means their gift will have the greatest reach by being pooled with other donors’ gifts, then granted strategically to numerous food security organizations with the greatest need.

“Giving back to our community is very important to us,” they said. “The Victoria Foundation has introduced us to several organizations working in [food security] that were not initially on our radar – a reminder that there are so many great entities working hard in our community that need funding. The Foundation has a deep understanding of who they are and how donors can help.”

Chanda Pacholuk and Allen Gage
9-10 Club

Impact Spotlight

The 9-10 Club Serving Soup to the Hungry is just one of many food security charities that has received grant funding, thanks to donors like Chanda and Allen. In 2022, the Club was given funding to help with the costs of serving over 32,000 meals to Greater Victoria residents facing food insecurity. On average, the program serves up to 120 people per day, and operational costs have increased significantly with general inflation and the rise of food prices.

“The Victoria Foundation grant has helped the program not only serve at-risk community residents but also address a significant increase in client need,” said a 9-10 Club worker.

You are welcome to speak with our team at any time to learn more about our Community Action Funds and how you can make an impact.

The Food Security Fund supports activities that bolster food access, food literacy, local food production, incubation and development of food-based social enterprises, and food skills training and employment.

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