The Spring/Easter Food Drive is upon us already, the shelves at the food bank are depleted after a challenging winter for many who use our services. With close to 2,800 people making use of the food bank each month, usage continues to be consistent. In 2017 nearly 5,300 children under the age of 18 were served at the Barrie Food Bank.
Our Goal: We need your help to replenish our shelves; our goal is to raise 75,000 pounds of food by the end of April 2018. The call on our services continues to be demanding, your help will prepare us for the months ahead. Every donation makes a difference, take a moment to give back and help us to ensure Barrie is “A community where no one is hungry”.
Most Needed Foods: Canned tomatoes, peanut butter, canned luncheon meats, tuna and salmon, large juices, soups, can pasta, macaroni, school snacks, pancake mix, can green beans, peas and mixed vegetables, can fruit such as peaches and pears, baby food and personal hygiene products such as shampoo, body wash, toothpaste and tooth brushes are among the most needed items.
Drop Off Points: Any local grocery store; Zehrs, Loblaw, Sobey’s, No-Frills, Metro, Freshco, Food Basics, Costco or at the Barrie Food Bank at 42 Anne Street South, unit 2 behind Pioneer Family Pools. Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm.
Financial Donations: Financial donations are always welcomed; they can be mailed to P.O. Box 145, Barrie Ontario L4M 4S9, or delivered to 42 Anne Street south. On-line donations can be made at www.barriefoodbank.org Tax receipts provided.
Contact: Peter Sundborg
705 725-1818 ext 2002