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Help Support PHC Programs

With the help of approximately 200 volunteers and the generosity of donors, PHC has been able to make a difference in so many lives. Our programs and services have touched 1 in 7 Gabriola residents!


Donate Funds

Make a one-time gift to the food bank or become a Sustaining Donor (recurring monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts). For every dollar donated it allows us to distribute $3 worth of food. Donate funds online, by phone, by mail or in person.


Volunteers are at the heart of PHC! The work we do could not happen without the generous and committed contribution of approximately two hundred dedicated volunteers.

We always need more help and we always have opportunities for new volunteers. 

Click here to sign up to be a volunteer. 


Donate Food

Help make each food hamper meet Canada’s Food Guidelines by donating our most needed items. We accept non-perishables and perishables. Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry.

Did You Know?

Cash donations help us to bulk purchase at a low cost. For every $1 donated we can purchase $3 ​worth of healthy food!


Our Wish List

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Oats

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Canned Fruit

Offline Ways to Donate Funds

By Mail

Please make cheques payable to People For a Healthy Community on Gabriola Society and mail it to PO Box 325, 675 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0. Please do not mail cash. Tax receipts will be mailed at the end of each calendar year.


In Person

Come see us at our office at 675 North Road, on the main floor of the Commons house, from Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. We accept cash, cheque or food donations. Tax receipts will be mailed at the end of each calendar year.



Interac e-Transfers can be sent to the bookkeeper by emailing receipts will be mailed at the end of each calendar year.


Other Ways to Give


So many of us are blessed with having lived a life full of challenges and fulfillment.  Some of us are in a position where a portion of our estates have not been designated to family or friends.  IF you are in this situation, please consider a Legacy Gift to PHC.  Please consult with the Executive Director, please call the office at 250 247 7311 or email


Gabriola is filled with gardeners of all kinds.  We have two gardens and each year we typically produce over 700 lbs of vegetables.  This food is given away in the Food Grocery program and in some cases frozen and made into soups or vegetarian chilli for the elementary school hot lunch program. If you want to help you can pick up seeds and plant starts for us or if you want to plant and tend a row in your garden and designate some of your own gardens excess produce to PHC we are happy to receive it.   


Over the years the tradition of sending flowers to those grieving for the loss of a loved one has changed. Today many people designate a favourite charity whose programs they would like supported with a memorial or tribute gift.  If you want to do that, please let your family know and  PHC would be honoured to ensure that any financial gifts made to the program of your choice would benefit.  


People for a Healthy Community can not by itself raise all the funds we need.  If you wish to join the many groups that host events during the year and donate some of the proceeds to a PHC program we would be glad to help and support the event.  The Brickyard Beast, Shakespeare in the Park, and various other musical or dance events are some examples.

Thank you!

Your help does so much for our community! We rely on our generous donors, volunteers, community partners and organizations. No act of kindness is too small. Every bit helps!