Our Programs

Burlington Food Bank has extended its reach beyond its two main food banks by directly assisting several community outreach programs with food and financial resources. The Board of Directors determines the level of support based on priority needs and the availability of resources. We are committed to this important community collaboration as we fight hunger and feed hope.

Wellington Square United Church ‘FRIDAY NIGHT COMMunity DINNERS’
2121 Caroline Street, Every Friday Night at 6:00pm

Glad Tidings Church ‘North BurLINKton Dinner Night Out’
1401 Guelph Line, Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:00pm

St. Mathew’s Church ‘OUT-4-LUNCH’
126 Plains Road East, Seniors lunch every Monday at Noon

St. Luke's Church 'Community Lunch'                                                                                                                            1382 Ontario St. Lunch every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at Noon

St. Christopher's OPEN DOORS SENIORS' LUNCH                                                                                                          662 Guelph Line, every Thursday at Noon.

Appleby United Church, East Burlington Seniors' Lunch                                                                                              4407 Spruce Ave. Wednesdays, Monthly, at Noon

Burlington Food Bank provides emergency food in co-opoeration with Our Community Cares, at the Burloak and Warwick Surrey residential housing units.

CARPENTER HOSPICE                                                                                                                                     Burlington Food Bank provides periodic food support to supplement their meal costs.

Burlington Food Bank provides periodic food supplies and nutritious snacks.                                                                                          


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.


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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What's Happening Now


In late May our shelves become perilously low. We find ourselves short of nearly everything from rice to baby food.

Burlington Food Bank was originally established by a handful of Burlington churches. So, we decided to ask Burlington churches to help us out of our situation by holding Food Drives on our behalf. The response is absolutely outstanding!

The churches respond to such a degree that we have sufficient supplies to see our way clear through the summer.

Our heartfelt thanks to the Congregations and Clergy of:

Appleby United Church

Burlington Baptist Church

Burlington Christian Reformed Church

 Burlington Fellowship Canadian Reformed Church

Eaglesfield Community Church

East Plains United Church

Port Nelson United Church

St. Christopher's Anglican Church

St. John's Anglican Church

St. John the Baptist R. C. Church

St. Luke's Anglican Church

The Meeting House

Wellington Square United Church