Located at the entrance
of False Bay
Fair trade organic coffee, meals to go, groceries and more!
Our Store Hours:
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday - 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Phone: (250) 333- 8558
Hi everyone, another month has whirled by and here we are with the summer coming up quickly. We hope you are all enjoying the milder weather and getting outside, gardening, boating, biking and making the most of your time here. We have a few things going on, so here we go...
Thank You for Our 6th Anniversary Take Out BBQ
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Take Out BBQ on Saturday May 22nd to celebrate our 6th Anniversary of opening False Bay Provisions. Extra special thanks to all the volunteers that put their time and energy into making it happen. You are all hugely appreciated.
It was a gorgeous day and there were many smiles and laughter. We hope you enjoyed your meals and really welcomed the chance to visit with you and your families. Every year brings new and old friends together and it was a pleasure to see you all!
Provisions 4th Annual Writers Reading, Friday May 25th
On Friday, June 25th we are going to hold our 4th Annual Writers Reading in the afternoon. Laurence Fisher will open the readings and new or previous contributors and writers are invited to share their stories or poems on our stage. More information and details will be released in the week prior to the event and the format is subject to change based on permissions given. To be put on the list to read contact us during opening hours. Proceeds for entry will go to the Lasqueti Arts Council. We are all excited to hear what tales and sagas have been woven. This year, dust off your pens and keyboards and share what is on your mind.
Art Showings This Summer
Calling all artists! Openings are available for artists to show their new works in July and August. Please contact us if you would like to display your art. Summer is the time when the most people will be able to view it. There is currently a showing of paintings for display and sale from Mary Mcrae. Contact us if you are interested in being next on the list.
Indoor Dining Resumes at Provisions
On May 24th, the provincial government announced B.C.'s Restart Program. We can now return to indoor dining. This means you may come in to eat with a group of up to 6 of your family or friends, sanitize your hands, place your order, sit down and remove your mask. At present masks are going to be mandatory until at least July 1st. The moment things change you can be sure we will let you know.
You are always welcome to phone in your order for pick up or order from the window if you prefer. June tends to be a little chilly and rainy at times so the main reason we are doing this is so those who wish to be warm inside have that option. We have strived to be gentle and compassionate about asking everyone to follow these guidelines and will continue to do so. Thank you for being so patient and understanding while we continue to serve you!
Provide Food Bank
We are looking for donations of non-perishable food for the False Bay Food Bank. If you have an abundance of grains, legumes, pantry supplies, canned goods, shelf stable vegetables or fruit please contact us at 250 333 8558. Fresh produce is also really helpful but requires immediate distribution so please let us know if there is something you are considering giving but are not sure if it meets the requirements. Thank you so much, it is all really helpful and well received by those who need it.
Take Out Tuesdays continue on May 15th
We are going to offer a special take-out dinner again on the 15th. This month's theme and cuisine are going to be a surprise so just prepare to be spoiled and have dinner made for you in advance. Menus will be posted ahead of time so you can ask more questions when you see them posted. .
Lasqueti Lifeline Fundraising Launch for Food Security and Provisions
Last month we went into great detail to explain what we have accomplished via the Lifeline project. Since then, we have had more conversations with David and Laura, who were the original founders of the project. They are going to continue to support the project so we can continue to support those in need. Thank you to those who have already generously contributed this month.
Last year a total of $13,576 was raised for Lasqueti Lifeline and in May's issue we detailed where it went and how it was spent. This year our goal is to exceed that amount with hopes of doubling it. We plan to accomplish that through direct donations and a series of fundraisers. We are going to follow the same format with the bulk of the money going directly to the Provide passive food bank and direct assistance to individuals, boxes of food to specific individuals and families, 'pay what you can' groceries, and subsidizing meals for those who cannot afford them. This month, the need has been steady and for some, growing bigger.
The rising of food prices as well as fuel and other costs of living going up are part of that and we anticipate it to continue. The remainder of the funds will go towards the running costs of Provisions as our costs have also risen and our customer base has been greatly reduced as a result of the events caused by the pandemic and all of the effects it has brought on the islands residents, visitors, and its economy.
You can donate to the Lasqueti Lifeline in the following ways:
send a cheque to False Bay Provisions Inc. at Lasqueti Island, General Delivery, VOR 2JO
stop by the store to donate in person, by debit or credit card or by credit card over the phone.
For those of you who want to help but are not in a position to offer money or simply wish to contribute in a different way we are going to be holding a Goods and Services Auction in July.
An auction list is going to be set up directly on the wall at Provisions to pledge your offering or you can call or email us to add it for you. The auction itself will be online for everyone's convenience but you will be able to add or bid on items via phone or email too. Everything helps and based on last years donations we are confident that this year's efforts will be a success as well. We are all so supportive of each other and making these types of miracles happen as a community when needed is always possible.
In the meantime, you can expect the same smiling service when you come in as usual and we are going to continue to offer every single bit of support we can to you all.
Thank you for allowing us to continue to serve the island, we look forward to feeding you soon. Wishing you a warm and wonderful June.
all of our best, False Bay Provisions