How to Receive Food

We Make Getting Food Easy for You

Anyone in need of food and living in Burlington is eligible to use the food bank. When you visit us, a staff member or volunteer will ask to see some identification and documentation that shows you are a resident of Burlington.

What You Can Expect As A Food Bank Client

Burlington Food Bank is run by dedicated staff and volunteers who collect food, stock shelves and support clients by distributing food. Our clients are welcomed with respect. If this is your first visit, you will need to complete a simple registration between the hours of 9:00 - 11:45 am, Monday to Friday. Please bring something with your name & address on it, as well as identification for everyone in your family. After your initial registration, you may visit us during our regular business hours as posted.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What kinds of food will I receive? You will receive nutritious food on each visit. This will include both canned/packaged food and fresh food like milk, fresh produce, vegetables or meat.
     
  2. Can I choose the food I need? We provide food for each member of your family that registers. We try to offer choices and a variety of food based on Canada’s Food Guide. Clients can shop for non perishable items with the assistance of our volunteers. Fresh produce is offered when available.
     
  3. Will I feel embarrassed visiting a food bank? All clients are treated with dignity and respect. We speak to you privately and confidentially. Clients are expected to treat our staff and volunteers with the same courtesy and understanding.

For additional information on how to get help in Burlington, click here

Locations

Burlington Food Bank
1254 Plains Rd. East, Unit 1A
905-637-2273
Email: info@burlingtonfoodbank.ca
Open: Monday to Friday 9 am - 11:45 pm

Open Doors/Burlington Food Bank
St. Christopher’s Church 662 Guelph Line
905-634-1809
Email: scollyer@stcb.ca
Open: Tues 5 - 8 pm, Thurs 12:45 pm - 2 pm,        Sat 10 am - 12 pm


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Local Food Drive Bulletin

Gift of Giving Back 2018GIFT OF GIVING BACK FOOD DRIVE 2018

Burlington Food Bank board grateful for the support provided by the Gift of Giving Back. L-R Bernie Parent, John Tait, John Lve, Scot Cameron, Jean Longfield, Lesley Fox, Chief Lazenby, Donna Ridge, Mary Gowan, Robin Bailey, Susan Clewer & Jim Kamstra

They announced donations amounting to 601,639 lbs. This new national record for Food donations in Canada was acknowledged by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Campaign

Members of our Board, Norm Crook & Donna Ridge, were out helping out with Tim Hortons #smilecookies this morning! $1 from all #BurlONcookie sales (until Sept 23) is donated right to the Burlington Food Bank.

Happy snacking!.

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Mayor's Community Service Award

The Burlington Food Bank was honoured to be chosen as the recipient of the Mayor's Community Service Award - Not For Profit.

We feel that this is an award that shows how much our volunteers and donors mean to our great city and their willingness to help those in need of food assistance.

We also received acknowledgement of our award from MP Pam Damoff and MPP Jane McKenna which we greatly appreciated!

Thank you Burlington for your continued support and generosity!

Bohc.caBOWSER BABES – Jan 5,  2019 - BOHC Christmas Dance raises $4,500 for the Burlington Food Bank

On November 24th the BOHC (www.bohc.ca) hosted a Christmas Dance at the Burlington Royal Canadian Legion in support of the Burlington Food Bank.

Shown here are Wendall Ahearn (President, BOHC), the BOWSER Babes (Louise Addison, Carolyn Park, Johanne Patterson, Pat Broadbent, Michele Wood), Robin Bailey (Burlington Food Bank), and Colin Ashdown with Angelo Sottana (event organizers). 

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MAYOR'S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD 

The Burlington Food Bank was honoured to be chosen as the recipient of the Mayor's Community Service Award - Not For Profit.

We feel that this is an award that shows how much our volunteers and donors mean to our great city and their willingness to help those in need of food assistance.

We also received acknowledgement of our award from MP Pam Damoff and MPP Jane McKenna which we greatly appreciated!