Events

October 20, 2017 - Ride to Provide
Burlington Food Bank and Food For Life Fundraiser

 To meet the growing need we need the help of corporate citizens and individuals. A fun indoor cycling event for cyclists of all levels held at World Tour Indoor Cycling. All proceeds from this event will go toward fighting hunger in our community. For more information regarding sponsorship or to register as a rider go to Ride to Provide.

2nd Annual Ride to Provide

BOWSER BABES – September, 2017

In the fall of 1992, 25 years ago, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief).  Their mandate was to help the less fortunate citizens of Burlington with a monthly collection of food and cash, all of which would be donated to the Burlington Food Bank.

The 3rd Sunday  of each month during the hockey season the “BOWSER BABES” are at arenas collecting non-perishable food items and household necessities. Some members prefer to donate cash in the bucket at the BOWSER table. All donations are distributed to Burlington residents.

The BOHC  (Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club), members have contributed, 83,620 food and household items as well as $215,465 all donated to Burlington Food Bank for those in need.  BOHC  is recognized as the major contributor to the Burlington Food Bank.
Our thanks go out to the BOHC members from the “BOWSER BABES” 

July 29, 2017 - BOSL Golf Day
Scramble Format - 1:00pm start

  • Includes Green fees, power cart & steak dinner.
  • A fun event open to all golfers and non-golfers alike.
  • Sign up as a foursome or individually.
  • Non-BOSL people welcome, Spouses encouraged.
  • Refreshment cart will be making the rounds.

Register now. Hole sponsorships available ($100), Profits go to the Burlington Food Bank. For more information see www.bosl.ca or contact Steve Dostal at golf@bosl.ca

May 14, 2017 - “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
A team of ladies from Wrigley Canada joined Burlington Food Bank board members to prepare Burlington Community Gardens so planting could take place over the Victoria Day long week end. Shown in the photos below are: Lindsay Ferrie, Claudia Recupero, Roselind Campbell, Patricia Graves. They spent most of their day preparing community gardens that will be used by Burlington Food Bank to grow fresh produce for their clients. Without volunteers and corporate supporters, like Wrigley Canada, Burlington Food Bank would not exist. Thank you Wrigley Canada for giving back to the community. It’s truly appreciated. Mary Gowan, Board Vice Chair provides information and a food bank tour.

April 10, 2017 - 13th Burlington Cubs “Come to Call”.
The 13th Cub pack and their leaders recently honored us with an evening visit and a generous food donation. On April 3, these boys and girls went door to door in their neighbourhoods asking people to leave non-perishable food items on their porch for pick up later that evening. Between the hours of 6:30 and 8:00 pm the cubs revisited their neighbours and picked up all the donated food; almost 500 pounds, which they brought to Burlington Food Bank. They were given a tour of the facility and then held their Cub meeting on our front lawn. Thank You 13th Burlington Cubs and leaders! You are welcome to return anytime.

Local Schools Help the Hungry
October and November, 2016 were memorable months for us. Along with the “Gift of Giving Back” our food bank received donations of non-perishable food collected by students from five local High Schools and one Elementary School.

The Burlington Food Bank is grateful that so many young people act in an unselfish way to help feed those less fortunate in our community. The students of each of the following schools held significant food drives on our behalf, allowing us to fill our shelves with food items that we need in order to assist our clients and their families with their day to day lives.

  • Paul A. Fisher Elementary School
  • Assumption High School
  • Burlington Central High School
  • Corpus Christi High School
  • M. M. Robinson High School
  • Notre Dame High School

Local Food Drive Bulletin


Thank You Gift of Giving Back!

Another massively successful year for the Gift of Giving Back and huge thank you from us at the Burlington Food Bank!

The Gift of Giving Back in it's 12th year collected over 422 000 lbs of food for 6 local beneficiaries. Along with being a beneficiary, the Burlington Food Bank were happy to lend some hands on both days of this incredible event.

The food from this event as well as the Burlington Teen Tour Band along with the Gift of Giving Back’s collection from the Burlington Santa Claus Parade will help us as we continue on our mission of helping to feed Burlington families that find themselves in need of some help whether it be one time at Christmas or throughout the year.

Thank you Burlington for your continued support and generosity!

BOWSER BABES – September,  2017

In the fall of 1992, 25 years ago, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief).  Their mandate was to help the less fortunate citizens of Burlington with a monthly collection of food and cash, all of which would be donated to the Burlington Food Bank.

The 3rd Sunday  of each month during the hockey season the “BOWSER BABES” are at arenas collecting non-perishable food items and household necessities. Some members prefer to donate cash in the bucket at the BOWSER table. All donations are distributed to Burlington residents.

The BOHC  (Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club), members have contributed, 83,620 food and household items as well as $215,465 all donated to Burlington Food Bank for those in need.  BOHC  is recognized as the major contributor to the Burlington Food Bank.
Our thanks go out to the BOHC members from the “BOWSER BABES” - Michele Wood, Barb Charron, Louise Addison, Carolyn Park, Pat Broadbent,  Michelle Koskinen and Gabby Longlad.

HERE’S SOME REAL “GOOD IN OUR HOOD”

A huge thank you goes out to the Good in OUR Hood Canada 150 Street Party event held on Saturday September 9th, 2017! This party to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial was a great success in raising over 2500 pounds of food to kick off our fall season of giving and beginning the re-stocking of our depleting food supply through the summer months. A fantastic array of food donated by Turtle Jack’s, the Teen Tour Band, Burlington Fire’s participation, Innovation Clic’s donation of the Maple Leaf template for the canned goods donations and an incredible sense of community all came together for a great cause in support of the Burlington Food Bank. Special thanks to Mary Osborne and her team for organizing this impressive event!

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