Bringing Real Change to our Community

By taking responsibility for our impact and choices, we have strived to create a classic burger joint experience that enhances the environment, staff, our customers, and the communities around us.

This is how much money we have fundraised and donated since March 2020
  • When situations arise in the community requiring immediate action, we will be there to provide support.
  • Partnering closely with local charities to raise funds directly through in store specials and donations.
  • We actively encourage increased community involvement through advocacy, funding, and information-sharing.

The Big Wheel Burger Community Foundation is devoting all its resources to the relief of poverty through the promotion of food security.

Our relief program is dedicated to: individuals who have fallen through the cracks and need immediate assistance. Other charitable organizations who are established need financial support

Currently, we are working with the following organizations:

Victoria Hospice
Our Place
The Mustard Seed
Wisteria Community Association
Loaves and Fishes

The Rainbow Kitchen

If you are an individual who needs help, please click here to download our Relief Program Form.

If you are the representative of a Charitable organization, please click here to download our Relief Program Form.

We appreciate those of you in a position to help contribute to the Big Wheel Community Foundation, thank you.

Rapid Response

At the Big Wheel Community Foundation we meet the community where the need is greatest. In the recent pandemic we supported front care workers, homeless populations and food insecure people with food support.

Currently we are providing direct to home delivery for over 50 families who are facing financial struggles that impact their ability to provide food for their families. Our goal is to reach people that fall through the cracks of our social safety net.

The goal of this is to meet people where they’re at. Provide common sense support and to be a bridge for their food needs when they need it.

When situations arise in our community that require immediate action, we will be using these resources to provide assistance and work with other community groups and agencies to assist where needed.

Community Collaboration

We’re partnering with local charities to raise funds through in store specials, with $2 going to the charity. To date the Big Wheel Community Foundation has contributed to organizations including Victoria Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, HeroWork, and Surfrider Foundation.

Food Eco District is a non-profit we support to help green local business as well as bring awareness to Food Sustainability. Currently we’re providing a monthly grant to FED to help plant 500 backyard gardens for people with food insecurity. Urban agriculture and food supply chain initiatives will continue to be a focal point of this partnership.

In addition, local food banks like The Mustard Seed will be receiving a monthly grant as well so that we can assist in providing budget certainty for this very important food bank.

Advocacy & Awareness

We believe that if you want people to become engaged in supporting causes in their community, it’s important to provide accessible information on the issues facing their community.

The Big Wheel Community Foundation has been supporting Krista Loughton’s social impact documentary series on homelessness by providing grants to the documentary filmmaker. In US & THEM, Krista follows the story of four participants, examining the conditions and paths that led them to a life on the streets of Victoria. The film follows these people for ten years, uncovering the root causes of homelessness and drug addiction – and the impact these issues have on individuals and communities. The follow-up film, HOME, is currently in production.

We also proudly support Orange Shirt Day, an important awareness campaign bringing to light the history and significance of the Residential School system – and the lasting impacts and trauma this caused to Indigenous communities across Canada.

As a Founding Director of the Food Eco District, we support the greening of businesses through an Eco District in Victoria. Always growing, FED brings attention and resources to food sustainability across Vancouver Island. We believe in the importance of this organization, now more than ever, as food supply chains are being continually disrupted. Economic turbulence and financial insecurity are at the forefront, and we want to be there to provide some local solutions to assist our community.

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