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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

More info

Low Income / Support - Food

7-10 Club

Provides a free hot nutritious breakfast and bagged lunch to go.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 714-0917
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Food
Clinical Headings: Emergency, Nutrition
Community Headings: 11, Income Assistance

Better Meals

Better Meals was established in 1993 by people who have an intimate understanding of the needs from seniors for well-prepared meals and a convenient delivery service. Our menus, which feature a wide variety of dishes to choose from, allow us to provide healthy and delicious meals that satisfy the specific diets of our customers.more info

Address / Contact Info
5742 Beresford Street
, Burnaby , BC, V5J 1J1
Toll-free: 1-888-838-1888
Web Links Website Email
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Food, Men, Seniors, Women
Clinical Headings: Emergency
Community Headings: Food Security, 11, Income Assistance

Loaves & Fishes Community Food Banks

Family and/or survival bag distribution once per week. ID required. See "Description" for all Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
1009 Farquhar Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2G2
Phone: (250) 754-8347
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Food
Clinical Headings: Nutrition
Community Headings: Food Security, Free Service

Meals on Wheels

Delivers hot meals to people's homes for a small fee. Must be referred by another person.more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-1300
Web Links Website
Features Accessible
Classification Tags
Topics: Food
Clinical Headings: Nutrition
Community Headings: Food Security

Nanaimo Foodshare

Whether we're developing small-scale businesses, teaching a canning workshop, or distributing locally grown produce through the Good Food Box program, at Foodshare we help people develop the skills they need to increase food security, build community, and be self-sufficient. Through our programs, workshops, and community networks, our aim is to educate and empower by sharing not just food -- but also information, resources, workloads, and new opportunities.more info

Address / Contact Info
271 Pine Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2B7
Phone: (250) 753-7470
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Food
Community Headings: Food Security

Quality Foods - Bowen Road

Quality Foods online food delivery. http://www.qualityfoods.com
more info

Address / Contact Info
7 2220 Bowen Road
, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1H9
Phone: (250) 758-3733
Classification Tags
Clinical Headings: 45
Community Headings: 23

Sendial Program (Thrifty Foods)

Shopping and home delivery service designed for those who are physically unable to shop for themselves ($5 delivery charge and payment required upon delivery - they do not accept cash).more info

Address / Contact Info
BC
Toll-free: 1-800-667-8280
Classification Tags
Topics: Seniors

St. Paul's Anglican Church - Chapel Street

The Community Neighbours Lunch serves soup and sandwiches on the 3rd Friday of each month from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. See "Description" for other Nanaimo locations.more info

Address / Contact Info
100 Chapel Street
, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5H2
Phone: (250) 753-2523
Classification Tags
Topics: Food

St. Vincent De Paul

Provides emergency food assistance for those in need who qualify, and who are unable to get help from other sources. (The phone # is an answering machine - an attempt will be made to return the call within a few days).more info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 753-8500
Web Links Website
Classification Tags
Topics: Food

The Salvation Army Emergency Food Services

Emergency food services available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. First come, first served - other services available by appointment from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.more info

Address / Contact Info
19 Nicol Street
, Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 754-2621
Classification Tags
Topics: Food