Our Programs

Burlington Food Bank has extended its reach beyond its main food bank 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

COMMUNITY CUPBOARDS
Burlington Food Bank provides emergency food in co-operation 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.

COMPASSION SOCIETY: FOOD CUPBOARD & COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Burlington Food Bank provides periodic food supplies and nutritious snacks. 

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!.


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 – April 28,  2018

In the fall of 1992, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief).  Their mandate was to help the less fortunate residents of Burlington with a monthly collection of food and cash, all of which would be donated to the Burlington Food Bank. Each month during the hockey season the “BOWSER BABES” are at arenas collecting non-perishable food items and household necessities.

Shown here are Louise Addison, Robin Bailey, Barb Charron, Michele Wood and Carolyn Park presenting the Burlington Food Bank with a cheque for $13,500 which includes the BOWSER cash contribution for the 2017-18 season. Including the Christmas dance donation, it brings the BOWSER season total to $17,075. Missing from the photo are Pat Broadbent and Michelle Koskinen. Through BOWSER, the BOHC members have contributed, 86,215 food and household items as well as $233,970 all donated to Burlington Food Bank for those in need.

What's Happening Now

CHURCH FOOD DRIVES FILL SHELVES 

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