Together we can feed the hungry in our community

The Burlington Food Bank is a place where anyone from Burlington can receive help with putting food on their table.

Holiday Season

Volunteer Opportunities

This Holiday Season there are lots of ways to get involved with the Burlington Food Bank. Working in our warehouse, assisting our clients with their food selection, delivering food to their door, or creating content as part of our media team. Volunteering with us is a great way to give your time to help feed our neighbours. 

The more we’re needed, the more you’re needed.

This Holiday Season hold a food drive and help feed your neighbours in Burlington.

The Need in Burlington

This year we have seen an alarming 20% increase in the need for assistance from the Burlington Food Bank. As we continue to work towards supporting and feeding our neighbours in Burlington, we recognize the need for education around the issue of hunger.

We know we can, as the Burlington community rise to this new challenge. To learn more about our work and the impact we have in the community, read our 2021 Hunger Report.

Hunger Report 2021
Burlington residents assisted each month
0 lbs
of food donated
(in 2020)
Meals provided
(in 2020)
0 %
of those assisted
are children

How You Can Help?

We couldn’t do what we do without you. If you would like to  hold a food drive or other event on behalf of the Burlington Food Bank please use this for to register your event.

Ten Most Needed Items

The Burlington Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food, as well as supplies such as diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to its own clients and to over 20 emergency food programs across the city. This is our current list of most needed items:

Cereal (Hot and Cold)
Large Soup
Juice (Boxes and 1 Litres)
Granola Bars (Peanut Free)
Peanut Butter
Canned Fruit
Canned Tomatoes
Canned Vegetables
Baked Beans

News & Events

If you would like to see your event listed here, please email with all of the event details, web links, and any promotional images or photos for us to use. We will also post events to our social media channels.

Donate for a Brighter Tomorrow​

From December 1st to December 31st, 2022 AIM Recycling Burlington ( will be collecting donations on behalf of the Burlington Food Bank. you can follow them on Facebook (@AIMRecyclingBurlington) for more updates.

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FirstOntario Credit Union is sharing over $135K with local food banks​

In the spirit of giving and investing in community health and wellness, FirstOntario Credit Union is delivering donations totalling more than $135,000 to local food banks before the end of the year. FirstOntario employees are also gearing up to provide an extra ‘Blue Wave’ of volunteer support to help many of these organizations through the holidays.

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Feed Ontario: Hunger Report 2022

The 2022 Hunger Report provides analysis of the data gathered by the Ontario food bank network through the Link2Feed client intake system between April 1st, 2021, and March 31st, 2022. This year’s report also includes a feature that explores why it is harder to escape poverty today than it was 30 years ago and how public policy decisions and insufficient investments in our social safety net have resulted in deepening cracks in our economic foundation.

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Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus is coming to town.
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2 p.m. in downtown Burlington

We are excited to announce that Burlington’s annual Santa Claus Parade will return to an in-person event this year.

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Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday is a great way for you to become a part of our team in serving those in need right here in Burlington!

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