About Living Edge
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY
Since 2011, Living Edge has been freely providing groceries and plated hot dinners on a weekly basis in the Quadra Village neighbourhood. We specialize in providing fresh food – not just canned goods – to local residents.
HOPE FOR THE HEART
Our dedicated volunteers serve the hundreds of families and individuals from the Quadra Village community that attend our weekly events. We also offer a life conversations group, support to families in crisis, and referrals to counselors.
Living Edge is a not for profit project of the Anglican Network in Canada.
What We Do
Living Edge demonstrates compassion for the needs of the homeless and marginalized in Victoria, BC.
We meet at the CDI college building in Quadra Village at 950 Kings Road.
Our volunteers arrive around 3pm to set up tables, chairs and food preparation areas. We always have a good time, so if you’re interested in joining our upbeat band of volunteers, let us know.
At 3:30pm, we offer a conversation group to discuss real life issues from the perspective of God’s Word and the new life we’re offered through Jesus Christ.
At 4:30pm, everyone is welcome as we hold our family friendly service and dinner which includes a brief word of encouragement and music. We serve up to 180 guests at their tables, no lining up, just a great meal. Extra servings of food, bread and buns are available for the guests to take home.
Children are welcomed, and experienced volunteers provide age appropriate activities in a safe and secure environment. They enjoy a hot meal as well, served in an area set aside especially for them.
Every Tuesday we make fresh groceries available to students as well as working families, single moms and dads, the elderly and others in the suburbs. Catch one of these two amazing FRESH FOOD Distribution points at:
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, from 5:00 pm
Gateway Baptist Church, 898 Royal Oak Ave, 5:00-6:30 pm
Our food distribution happens at the Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Rd.
While our volunteers arrive in the early morning to prepare the market style area, the public lines up. Beginning at 10:30am, our guests are able to come through and pick up free groceries including fresh veggies, staple food items and occasionally some treats depending on what our sponsors have provided. On average, we prepare 300+ bags of food each week while another 800+ bags are filled by clients in the lineup.
We are always looking for a steady supply of food items to offer. If you or your business is interested in partnering with us in any way, big or small, please get in touch with our Food Distribution team. Call Fred at (250) 813-3007, or use the form on our Contact page.