On Saturday July 14 between 10:00am and 3:00pm volunteers, staff and board members from PHC will be in the Village Foods parking lot to receive donations to fill the shelves at the food bank.

Summer may bring more vegetables and garden fresh foods, but the food bank is busy as ever this time of year and the non-perishables are an important part of the staples which help our participants.

There are 3 ways you can contribute to the Fill the Truck drive.  See poster for the details:

We hope to see you there!

HIRING summer student positions!

PHC Gabriola – People for a Healthy Community is pleased to have Summer student positions available again this year!

If you are a high school or post secondary student returning to school in the fall and under the age of 30, you are eligible to apply!
All positions are $12.65/hr and 30 hours/week.

The positions include:
Communications Assistant – Primary duties include: clerical tasks, data entry, organization and social media management.

Zero Food Waste Coordinator – Primary duties include: liaison with suppliers, logistics, sorting food, record keeping and composting.

Garden/Foodbank Coordinator – Primary duties include: all aspects of small scale food growing, harvesting and stocking for the food bank.

Deadline for Zero Waste and Garden positions is May 18th.
Deadline for Communication Assistant is June 1st.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: 

For more information/questions call Julie at 250-247-7311 or email

Community Spirit during the Holidays

Every year during the holiday season the staff and volunteers at PHC work extra hard to make sure that all of our community members have a joy filled holiday season.

Our annual Spirit Feast event where EVERYONE is welcome to celebrate together on December 25th with a wonderful meal and good cheer is happening this year at the Community Hall.

The Christmas Bureau and Hampers make a huge difference! With the help and support of the community and our partners, we can make sure that bellies will be full, warm clothing is distributed and children will get a special gift.

We could not reach these goals with out the support of the whole community and especially our partners, such as Village Foods, the Fire Department and Gabriola Players, who are putting on a reading of Scrooge with all proceeds going to the hampers Dec. 17th at the Golf Course. 🙂

From all of us at PHC, thank you for making a difference in your community and may you be blessed with love, laughter and light in your hearts and homes this holiday season.