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our Community

Community is the spirit of every town - but especially here in Revelstoke.

Whether it is improving food security or sponsoring a local team, we are committed to making Revelstoke an even better place to live, work and play! We are proud to be a part of Revy through our partnerships, sponsorships and donations.


Food security is an ongoing battle for many communities and families throughout Canada. As a major part of the food ecosystem within Revy, it is our responsibility to ensure access to healthy and affordable food. 

One way that we're working to improve food security is through our work with the schools in Revelstoke. We established the first breakfast program with Columbia Park Elementary school in 2016 by donating a wholesome breakfast. And thanks to all the hard work of the volunteering parents and teachers, this program has grown from an occasional program in one elementary school to a daily program in all of the elementary schools (as well as the secondary school) in Revelstoke.

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We also work in partnership with the Food Recovery Program through Community Connections Revelstoke to reduce food waste. Any food that cannot be sold from our store is donated every week to the Food Recovery Program to be made available to families in need. Additionally, we donate whole pallets of non-perishables to the Food Bank several times a year. To learn more about the amazing work at Community Connections, please visit them here.

Food security also means the physical access of food for our community.  It is the top priority in our everyday responsibilities as we work hard to stock our shelves with fresh foods daily. But it also means rising to the extraordinary challenges that come our way; such as navigating covid-19 and washed out highways to ensure that our community is fed.  Furthermore, in the broader context of food security, Southside Market is also a proud independent grocery store - independently and locally owned and operated. Within Canada, large corporations dominate the market, controlling 75% of total food sales. This unbalanced competition in the grocery industry only brings unfair pricing for consumers as the power of consumer choice is limited.  As a small independent grocer though, we are a legitimate choice and we will always do our best to keep the big guys in check!  Improving food security is a key objective as we maintain regular competitive pricing, source from a variety of local suppliers and bulk buy to pass on the savings. If you already support local and independent, we thank you!  If not yet, we will only keep working harder to win you over!

To reduce our environmental impact, we work with the Local Food Initiative (LFI) and Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) to compost our food waste. This program allows for the diversion of food waste from the landfill, which greatly contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gasses and creates marketable compost which can be used locally to improve the resilience of our local food systems. Our recycling program also contributes to the community through the donation of the bottle return funds to local fundraisers, non-profits and youth organizations.

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As a small local business, we support local businesses and restaurants! 

Local Revelstoke products that we carry include:

Fresh sushi from Frisby Ridge Sushi restaurant

Fresh salad rolls and bun thit nuong bowls from Sincero Cafe

Fresh produce from First Light Farms

Coffee from Stoke Roasted, Dose Coffee and Holm

Hot sauce from Stoke the Fire

Garlic Aioli from Padrino's Pizzeria

Other BC businesses and products that we support include:

D Dutchman Dairy in Sicamous

Fresh meats and deli meats from Salmon Arm, Armstrong, Kamloops & Heffley Creek

Shuswap Pie Company, Demille's Farm Market, Shuswap Coffee, and Panzudo Pizza in Salmon Arm

Chuckleberry Farms in Slocan

Madalea Growers Blueberry Farm in Mara

Oso Negro Coffee and Silverking Soya in Nelson

Kaslo Sourdough Pasta and Honey Candles in Kaslo

Stoke Juice in Kimberly

Mitchell's Soup Co in Duncan

Little Creek Dressing in Kelowna

Fresh is Best Salsa in Kamloops

And the list goes on!

We also supply fresh and dry goods to a variety of local businesses in Revelstoke, such as Sutton Place Hotel, Regent Hotel, Ramada Inn, Roxy Theatre, Mica Heli, Bowl'd, Pam's Kitchen, Tamariba Kitchen, Conversations, Craft Bierhaus, Frisby Ridge Sushi, Sincero Cafe, and Big Eddy Market.

investing in our community

We're always happy to contribute to our community! We typically donate in the following ways:


  • Product - Food donations for an event, such as donating healthy snacks to the Revelstoke After School Society

  • Sponsorship - Financial sponsorship of an event or to an organization, such as being the lead sponsor for the Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser for the Revelstoke Women's Shelter

  • Bulk Gift Card Program - Earn funds for your organization through the sale of Southside Market gift cards. To learn more, please click here.

If you would like request a donation, please complete the application below. While we appreciate the personal touch of hand delivered letters or phone calls, it is easiest for our team to organize any requests online. Depending on the donation request, it is more likely that we can accommodate if we have more advance notice; at least 1 month's notice minimum. Please wait for confirmation from our management team (via email) before assuming any confirmation of the request.


Over the past few years, we have been happy to support:

Arts Revelstoke -  Youth Arts Festival

Ainsley's Food Bank Fundraiser

Begbieview Elementary Harvest Festival 

Coldest Night of the Year with the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter

Columbia Park Elementary Mountain Harvest Festival 

Columbia Park Elementary School Winter Carnival

Community Connections Food Bank

Cram the Cruiser Food Drive

C3 Church in Revelstoke, Vernon & Kelowna

Easy Rock Radiothon for Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Emergency Services Food Drive - Fight Against Hunger

Family Day Glow Dance Party

Free Pumpkin Giveaway for Revelstoke Elementary School Students 2018

Girl Guides of Canada

Girls on Ice 

GobyBike Revelstoke

Indigenous Friendship Society of Revelstoke

Ironman for ALS

Just for Kicks Dance-a-thon 

Miracle on McKenzie 

Mt Begbie Manor & Villas

Rainbow Railroad to support LGBTQ+

Revelstoke Acrobats Gymnastics Club

Revelstoke After School Society (RAS)

Revelstoke Alliance Church

Revelstoke Aqua Ducks Swim Team

Revelstoke Community Christmas Dinner

Revelstoke Community Foundation

Revelstoke Credit Union - Family Fun Run 

Revelstoke Cycling Organization - Mt. Revelstoke Steamer 

Revelstoke Filipino Community

Revelstoke Grizzlies

Revelstoke Legion

Revelstoke Minor Ball Association

Revelstoke Minor Hockey Association 

Revelstoke Nordic Club - Ski Race

Revelstoke Paddlesport Association - Jordan River Fest 

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Revelstoke Special Olympics 

Revelstoke Vintage Car Club

Revelstoke Women's Enduro 

Revelstoke Women's Shelter

RSS Mountain Bike Race Team

RSS Senior Boys Soccer Team

Salmon Arm Demolition Derby 

Spirit Warriors (Breast Cancer Survivor) Dragon Boat Team

St. Francis of Assisi Church

The Studio Dance and Wellness Year End Recital Show

Timber Days

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Please fill in the form below. Depending on the donation request, the more time that we have to consider and prepare for the request, the better!  At least 1 month's notice minimum for all requests.

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Please check your junk mail for the confirmation email. 

Approval is pending, but we will respond as soon as we can!

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