Mustard Seed

Hillside Centre is asking community members to upload photos of hearts in their windows and around their homes to the centre’s website. For every photo uploaded, $5 will be donated to the Mustard Seed Food Bank. (Courtesy of Hillside Centre)

Public show of hearts could raise $2,500 for Victoria food bank

Hillside Centre to donate $5 to Mustard Seed for every heart photo uploaded

 

The Mustard Seed Street Church is looking for clothing donations to benefit Victoria’s homeless population who are struggling to find essentials amidst COVID-19. (Facebook/The Mustard Seed Street Church)

Mustard Seed Food Bank in dire need of used clothes for homeless

Clothes can be dropped off from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 625 Queens Ave.

 

(Black Press Media file photo)

Mustard Seed Coffee Company launches online ordering, free delivery

Program proceeds assist Greater Victoria residents in need

 

Renee Claveau, Sue Dukoff, Lynn Van de Kamp, Willie Taylor, Pat Parker and Stephanie Lumley proudly dropped off 500 items at the Mustard See Street Church. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria seniors drop off collected food donations for ‘seniors helping seniors’ campaign

Residents at three local retirement homes spent the month of June collecting food

Renee Claveau, Sue Dukoff, Lynn Van de Kamp, Willie Taylor, Pat Parker and Stephanie Lumley proudly dropped off 500 items at the Mustard See Street Church. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Max Young of Island Nut Roastery, Scott Zaichkowsky of Pepper’s Foods and Matt Tanner of Merry Maids pose with the mountain of donated peanut butter. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Peanut butter mountain forms outside The Mustard Seed Church

Greater Victoria residents donate record number of jars in annual peanut butter drive

Max Young of Island Nut Roastery, Scott Zaichkowsky of Pepper’s Foods and Matt Tanner of Merry Maids pose with the mountain of donated peanut butter. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Elizabeth, Daisy Orser and Mary-Ellen Lundgren help with the 2,000 lbs. of donated oranges to the Mustard Seed. (Root Cellar photo)

Facebook comment inspires donation of 2,000 lbs of oranges

Root Cellar gave fresh fruit to the Mustard Seed in Victoria

Elizabeth, Daisy Orser and Mary-Ellen Lundgren help with the 2,000 lbs. of donated oranges to the Mustard Seed. (Root Cellar photo)
Victoria tech companies raised more than $45,200 for their annual food back challenge for Mustard Seed. (VIATEC photo)

Victoria tech companies donate record-breaking weight of food

VIATEC’s 16th annual food bank challenge raised $45,224.40 for Mustard Seed

Victoria tech companies raised more than $45,200 for their annual food back challenge for Mustard Seed. (VIATEC photo)
This year’s TP the Town raised over 123,000 rolls of toilet paper for The Mustard Seed Street Church (Facebook/TP the Town)

Mustard Seed rolls in record-breaking toilet paper numbers

More than 123,000 rolls were donated during this month’s ‘TP the Town’ event

This year’s TP the Town raised over 123,000 rolls of toilet paper for The Mustard Seed Street Church (Facebook/TP the Town)
HeroWork Executive Director Paul Latour (right) in the warehouse with HeroWork volunteers finishing shelves for the Radical Renovation of the Mustard Seed food bank, set to open Nov. 10. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Victoria charity asks for help to ‘Stock the Shelves’

Free grocery store gives dignity of choice to food insecure families and individuals

HeroWork Executive Director Paul Latour (right) in the warehouse with HeroWork volunteers finishing shelves for the Radical Renovation of the Mustard Seed food bank, set to open Nov. 10. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Janeine Boice said the Mustard Seed Food Bank has had 33 per cent fewer food donations this season. (Keili Bartlett / News staff)

Mustard Seed Food Bank in ‘dire situation’ as donations drop by a third

As donations drop, the number of people coming for food is on the rise

Janeine Boice said the Mustard Seed Food Bank has had 33 per cent fewer food donations this season. (Keili Bartlett / News staff)
Families were able to pick up new school supplies and clothes at the Mustard Seed Street Church. File contributed.

The Mustard Seed sends 750 Victoria kids back to school with new supplies and clothes

The Fair Start Program has been helping families for 20 years and seen needs increase

Families were able to pick up new school supplies and clothes at the Mustard Seed Street Church. File contributed.
Merry Maids and Island Nut Roastery donated 2,400 jars of peanut butter to the Mustard Seed food bank. File contributed

Mustard Seed welcomes donation of 2,400 jars of peanut butter: but it won’t last long

Food staple commonly placed in summer hampers, when many families struggle to make ends meet

Merry Maids and Island Nut Roastery donated 2,400 jars of peanut butter to the Mustard Seed food bank. File contributed
Founders and sponsors cut the ribbon of the new processing kitchen at the Mustard Seed’s Esquimalt location at 808 Viewfield Road. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

New kitchen for Mustard Seed built by volunteers

Members of HeroWork spent nearly a month building a new processing kitchen in Esquimalt

Founders and sponsors cut the ribbon of the new processing kitchen at the Mustard Seed’s Esquimalt location at 808 Viewfield Road. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Paul Latour, founder and executive director of Herowork, stands in the Esquimalt warehouse of the Mustard Seed. His team has embarked upon the first in a two-phase renovation that will see a commercial kitchen built for the non-profit, to further fight hunger in Greater Victoria. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Herowork to transform Victoria’s Mustard Seed locations, improve food services

Esquimalt distribution centre gaining commerical kitchen, dignity market slated for Queens Avenue

Paul Latour, founder and executive director of Herowork, stands in the Esquimalt warehouse of the Mustard Seed. His team has embarked upon the first in a two-phase renovation that will see a commercial kitchen built for the non-profit, to further fight hunger in Greater Victoria. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
A man takes a selfie with Santa during plaque presentations at VIATEC’s Very Orange Christmas event. (Submitted)

Greater Victoria tech community raises $72,000 for local food bank

VIATEC fundraiser for Mustard Seed in its 15th year

A man takes a selfie with Santa during plaque presentations at VIATEC’s Very Orange Christmas event. (Submitted)
OBB Wheelers aim to collect over 800 lbs for Mustard Seed

OBB Wheelers hope to ride with over 800 lbs of food for Mustard Seed

Wheelers Backpack Challenge calling on members to cycle and give this season

OBB Wheelers aim to collect over 800 lbs for Mustard Seed
Victoria city councillor Chris Coleman takes a pie in the face from Rocky Raccoon of the Victoria Shamrocks as part of Mustard Seed’s annual Pie Off Challenge. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Mustard Seed challenges you to Pie-Off in Esquimalt

Local street church raising funds to re-stock the shelves of their food distribution centre

Victoria city councillor Chris Coleman takes a pie in the face from Rocky Raccoon of the Victoria Shamrocks as part of Mustard Seed’s annual Pie Off Challenge. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Team members work on a Canstruction creation with food cans in the Hillside Centre during the event last month. Organizers from The Dahlia Society announced this week that the fourth annual event brought in more than $123,000 in cash and non-perishable food items for the Mustard Seed food bank. Photo courtesy The Dahlia Society

Mustard Seed food bank given huge boost from proceeds of Canstruction Victoria

Extra 24,000 tons of food helps during quieter time of year for donations

Team members work on a Canstruction creation with food cans in the Hillside Centre during the event last month. Organizers from The Dahlia Society announced this week that the fourth annual event brought in more than $123,000 in cash and non-perishable food items for the Mustard Seed food bank. Photo courtesy The Dahlia Society
Shane Nicholls, left, with Topaz Hockey, is the mastermind behind the Hockey for Food road hockey tournament, happening this Saturday at Saanich Plaza on Blanshard Street. The event benefits the Mustard Seed Street Church food bank in Victoria.  Photo contributed

Canada’s national pastime to help Victoria’s Mustard Seed

Hockey for Food festival raises money at tough time of year for local food bank

Shane Nicholls, left, with Topaz Hockey, is the mastermind behind the Hockey for Food road hockey tournament, happening this Saturday at Saanich Plaza on Blanshard Street. The event benefits the Mustard Seed Street Church food bank in Victoria.  Photo contributed
Thrifty Foods employee Naomi Plourde is served a cup of Mustard Seed Coffee Co. brew by Allan Lingwood, Mustard Seed director of development, brew master Cody Smith and Corey Scott, director of category management and merchandise for Thrifty Foods on Monday at the Admirlas Walk location.                                 Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

New coffee company aims to restore hope

Thrifty Foods is the first retailer on board to support Mustard Seed’s recovery program

  • May 1, 2017
Thrifty Foods employee Naomi Plourde is served a cup of Mustard Seed Coffee Co. brew by Allan Lingwood, Mustard Seed director of development, brew master Cody Smith and Corey Scott, director of category management and merchandise for Thrifty Foods on Monday at the Admirlas Walk location.                                 Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff