Emergency Services

BVO provides emergency help with food, clothing, and other unique emergency situations. All requests are handled individually in a completely confidential manner.

These services are available by appointment during our regular office hours: 

Monday – Thursday 10 – 4 pm

Information & Referral

BVO provides community and social services, information and referral as necessary. We encourage families and individuals to call 211 to find the services they need.

When you dial the hotline for 211,  you are connected with a Certified Information and Referral Specialist who has been trained to assess your needs, answer your questions accurately, and advise you about help available for you and your loved ones.

211 is Free, Confidential, and Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.



Good Food Box

Good food for good value! This monthly fruit and vegetable buying cooperative makes healthy food available at a very reasonable cost for anyone in The Blue Mountains community. This service runs September – June. Please find our registration form below or come into the office and sign up today.

To Place An Order:

Order by the 2nd Tuesday of the month

Pick Up: 3rd Wednesday of the month (Sept. – June); 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

If you are physically unable to pick up your box, please contact Janice at BVO

One Size: $22.00 

Subsidy available, please contact us for details.


 Beaver Valley Community Centre

You Can Help!

Donate to subsidize a Good Food Box recipient – Volunteer to pack or distribute boxes at Beaver Valley Community Centre.

Information & Registration

Holiday Hampers include gifts, clothing, festive foods and treats for people in our community who may need assistance and support over the Holidays. Donations of food, gift cards, clothing and toys  are assembled and hampers are prepared by a group of BVO volunteers.

Please note that BVO is only able to accept applications from families or individuals who reside in The Blue Mountains/Thornbury/Clarksburg area. The names and addresses of all applicants are only known to our Executive Director.

Donate cash, gift cards, toys and other goods to help us make good things happen for families and individuals in our community during the Holiday Season.

Thornbury Community Gardens (TCG)

Launched in 2018 and adopted by BVO in 2020 TCG is a collaborative project between the municipality, local businesses, the community, schools, and local non-profits/charities.  The gardens offer 30+ residents access to their own private garden to grow food, which they can take home or give away. TCG has designated gardens that grow more than 200 lbs of food, some of which go to families in need through BVO’s Emergency Food Cubby, while some is distributed to others as needed. The Food Cubby gardens are tended by volunteers and school students during educational workshops.

We look forward to many happy growing seasons together! For more information, please email [email protected] or call 519-379-3634.

Thornbury Community Gardens (TCG)

Download our 2022-2023 community gardens agreement and waiver!

Help put good food on tables. Add 25¢ or more to your grocery order at Foodland Thornbury. Money collected will help neighbours in need with their grocery purchases through our emergency services.

Bottles for BVO

Help us raise funds for our programs and services. Instead of taking your beer & wine empties to the Beer Store, please deposit them in the Bottles for BVO apple bin at BVO and at The Blue Mountains landfill site or other known designated bins.

  • Wine, Liquor & Beer Bottles: Please sort by dark, green and clear glass. Deposit all sorted bottles (in boxes or loose – not bagged) in the Bottles bin.
  • Beer Cans: Place in bags with number of cans marked on the outside
  • The program is now accepting Plastic Milk Jugs and Millers Milk Glass Bottles: These are taken back to Circle K and Foodland in Thornbury for a refund.

More drop-off sites coming soon! Please consider volunteering for this program. Contact Janice at [email protected]

Why Donate

Local families are able to access our emergency food cubby, clothing & household items, and fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the year. A parent receives recreational funding to help enroll their child in organized hockey/dance or other activities of their choice. Children of local families receive quality childcare right in their own community. Seniors and caregivers benefit from important information and resources available to maximize their quality of life.

For over 35 years, BVO and its many volunteers have been working hard to enhance the lives of people in The Blue Mountains, from infants to seniors, with quality programs and services. While proceeds from our Treasure Shop sales and government funding go a long way to fund BVO’s good work, financial support from the community is always needed. People give for different reasons and in different ways: to support a cause that is important to them and make an impact in their community; to ensure that their memory lives on in a meaningful way; to help reduce taxes while supporting charitable causes that align with their values. Some hold 3rd party fundraisers, where they participate in an engaging event while having fun and raising money that will help locals in our community when times are tough. 

There are many ways in which you can support BVO, both now and in the future. Please consider giving to BVO to help us continue “making good things happen in our community”.

Donate to Beaver Valley Outreach

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