Food Security

Plates of food at a dinner basket conversation

Are you struggling to get the food and nutrition you need? We are here to support you.

On-Campus Resources

Food Pantry

The on-campus Food Pantry is stocked with non-perishable food items.

  • Castlegar Campus: Main Lobby, near Students' Union Office 0-127
  • Tenth Street Campus: Students' Union Office P112
  • Silver King Campus: Students' Union Office C136
  • Trail Campus: Main floor stairwell near the main entrance

To access the Food Pantry, get a key from the Students' Union Office or the Welcome Centre. 

To learn more about the food pantry, please connect with Selkirk College Students’ Union.

Off-Campus Resources

Food banks and other services are available in communities throughout the region.

Castlegar

Community Harvest Food Bank, Drop-In Center and Emergency Shelter

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am–12:30 pm

Address: 614 Christina Place, Castlegar

Contact: Must register through phone, (250) 608-1047 (Debbie Mcintosh)

Kalso

Food Cupboard

Hours: Tuesdays, 10 am–1pm and Thursdays, 5–7 pm

Address: 500 4th St., Kalso

Contact: (250) 353-7120

Nakusp

Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services (ASLCS)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Address: 205 6th Avenue NW, Nakusp, BC

Contact: (250) 265-3674 Ext. 213

Nelson

Nelson Community Food Centre, Good Food Bank

Hours: Wednesdays, 1–4 pm

Address: Nelson United Church basement, 602 Silica St., Nelson

Contact: (250) 354-1633, email

Fresh fruit and vegetable choices available. No barrier—no registration or ID required.

Our Daily Bread

Hours: Monday—Friday, 11:30 am–12:50 pm

Address: Kootenay Christian Fellowship, 520 Falls Street, Nelson

Hot lunch program (not a food bank). Donate $20 for a meal card, which is good for 22 meals.

Salvation Army

Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10 am–12 pm

Address: 601 Vernon Street, Nelson

Contact: (250) 352-9819

Only access once a month (bread anytime). Non-perishable food hampers and perishables (frozen protein) available as donated. ID and proof of address are required (not proof of income).

St. Saviour's Church

Hours: Fridays, 9–11 am

Address: St. Saviour's Pro-Cathedral Anglican Church, 701 Ward Street

Contact: (250) 352-5711

Food hampers.  Serves Nelson and area, name and number of people in household required.
 

Salmo

Food Bank

Hours: Wednesdays, 9:30–11:45 am

Address: 311 Railway Avenue, Salmo

Contact: (250) 357-2277

Slocan

Slocan Valley Food Cupboard

Hours: First and third Thursday of each month, 11 am–3 pm

Address: 1001 Harold Street

Contact: (250) 355-2484

Trail and Rossland

Rossland Food Bank

Hours: Tuesdays, 10 am–12 pm and 5–7 pm

Address: 1860 Second Ave., Rossland 

Open to anyone who is a Rossland resident. Proof of residence is required.

Sally's Place

Hours: Free lunch, Monday-Friday, 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Hampers are available for individuals and families to help with groceries or other necessities. If you are in need of support, call and make an appointment. Appointments for hamper pick up are on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Address: 1460 Cedar Ave., Trail

Contact: (250) 368-3814