reFRESH Cowichan Marketplace
is a dignified and inclusive grocery store that offers affordable fresh produce, pantry staples, organic dairy products, as well as a line of homemade frozen meals, soups and desserts. We are located in the heart of Duncan in The Station building at 360 Duncan Street.
Our mission is to increase access to fresh, healthy food.
We recover excess food by connecting with local food retailers and farmers.
We share nutritious food through our collective partnerships.
We nourish our community through increased access to fresh, healthy food.
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Our new online store with curbside pickup options will be opening soon.
reFRESH Coupon Program
The reFRESH Cowichan Coupon Program was initiated as a direct result of Covid-19 and the challenges it made to accessing fresh, nutritious food for many of our community members.
With funds raised through Victoria Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, Community Food Centres Canada, United Way, First West Credit Union, Island Savings Credit Union, Food Banks of BC, 100 Warmland Women, VanCity Credit Union, and many private donors, we provide 100 low-income families, seniors, and individuals a weekly $25 voucher to shop for groceries in the reFRESH Cowichan Marketplace.
The weekly coupons can be used for almost all grocery items, including organic dairy, pantry staples, local meat, homemade frozen meals, and a wide variety of recovered produce. Many of the reFRESH Cowichan Coupon Program participants have shared with us this program is essential to them and their families as it provides fresh fruit, vegetables, and other essentials they might otherwise be unable to afford.
Everyone who shops at reFRESH Cowichan Marketplace, not only helps to reduce food waste but also all proceeds from product sales go directly to help support those in our community who are in need of the reFRESH Cowichan Coupon Program.
One of CGC’s priorities is to secure further funding to keep this crucial program going. Please connect with us if you would like to make a donation.