UPDATED: Esquimalt continues food drive tradition

November 22, 2021
Esquimalt News

News release
For immediate release


ESQUIMALT, B.C.—For the 22nd year in a row, township and CUPE staff are collecting food in support of Esquimalt Neighbourhood House.

Every year, the Esquimalt community’s generosity provides much-needed provisions to help the Neighbourhood House continue to be a resource for youth, families, seniors and adults.

Non-perishable foods can be dropped off at any Township of Esquimalt facility between November 24 and December 21 during business hours. This includes the municipal hall, the sports centre, the recreation centre and the public works yard. 

Donations can also be left out for pick-up. On normal garbage pickup days, residents can place non-perishable food items in bags labelled “food drive.” A separate vehicle will pick up the donation.

Pick up schedule:

  • Week of December 13 to 17, 2021 (north side route)
  • Week of December 6 to 10, 2021 (south side route)

Residents will be receiving reminder cards in the mail with key dates and donation information listed. 

About Esquimalt Neighbourhood House

ENH is a non-profit that provides support services to children, youth, adults, families and seniors.

They are funded through MCFD, the United Way, the Victoria Foundation, Health Canada, Island Health (family services), the Township of Esquimalt, and BC Gaming. They also receive donations from generous local businesses, organizations, individuals and groups. More information at https://www.enh.bc.ca/


Suggested food drive items


Juice cartons (orange, apple)


Kraft Dinner

Cake mixes


Baking goods (flour, sugar, cocoa, chocolate chips, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, cooking oil)

Breakfast cereals

Hamburger Helper

Instant oatmeal

Tuna Helper

Pancake mix

Taco kits

Maple syrup, jam, peanut butter

Dish soap

Boost and/or Ensure meal replacements

Laundry soap

Almond milk

Toilet paper

Rice milk


Tea, coffee, hot chocolate


Large cans of soup

Paper towel

Canned mushrooms, tomatoes, beans

Cat and Dog food


Apple sauce snacks

Fruit cups

Granola bars




Tara Zajac, Manager of Communications
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