Of course we only give out food that is WITHIN date to our clients, as we feel that every person has the right to healthy food. We have a strict process, checking for best before dates, severe denting of cans or torn inner packaging of other food products, following all Health Canada guidelines. For most items that are past date, we know it’s a best before date (exceptions include baby food/formula and other products) and we have a number of partners that are able to make use of this food right away and make sure it doesn’t get thrown out. Overall we throw out just about 5% of everything we bring in and we distribute past dated items to those partners asap. We have healthy fresh produce that we purchase regularly to make sure you have nutritious food that is as fresh as you would buy in a store and allows for proper storage and doesn’t need to be used up right away.

If you are in need or know of someone who could use our help PLEASE have them email us at info@burlingtonfoodbank.ca or call 905-637-2273 to make arrangements to have food dropped at their door or make arrangements to pick it up through our curb-side pickup option. If you are a resident in Burlington, we are all here to help. Don’t struggle – give us a call.