Barrie Food Bank Thanksgiving Drive

The Barrie Food Bank will launch its Thanksgiving Drive on Thursday September 24th, 2020 with a bit of a twist, we will NOT be encouraging food donations.

The year 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, of change, of challenge for everyone and the Barrie Food Bank is no exception. With COVID 19 we have changed our processes, cancelled events, adapted to how we serve our clients and how we work with our volunteers and donors. The safety and well-being of our clients, donors, volunteers and staff is first and foremost.

With this in mind the traditional Thanksgiving Food Drive will be anything but traditional, this year we will move away from accepting food donations and move toward a financial campaign. Our goal this Thanksgiving is to raise $150,000.00. These funds will allow us to keep our shelves stocked as we work with local grocery stores to purchase the food needed to serve our clients. We believe that funds raised locally should be spent locally to support those who partner with the food bank.

During this Thanksgiving season we are asking individuals, businesses, services, schools and churches to NOT conduct a food drive but to shift to a financial contribution. We are so thankful for the amazing support our community has shared with us during this pandemic and look forward to your continued generosity as we move forward.

Your contribution can be made online at or by mail to Barrie Food Bank, P.O. Box 145, Barrie, ON L4M 4S9

Our Mission:  Our mission is to provide temporary food relief to individuals and families of our community who are in need, and to serve as a resource to encourage and guide them along the road to self-sufficiency.