About the Burlington Food Bank

Proudly serving Burlington since 1991!

MISSION – To provide nutritious food to the hungry of our community in a dignified and timely manner

We do that by:
– Providing emergency food to Burlington residents
– Providing vital information to families struggling with finances
– Supplementing our fresh produce by growing our own vegetables in our community gardens
– Extending our reach across Burlington through the generosity of corporate donors
– Assisting local agencies meet the food needs they have in providing for their clients

Once food is received, it’s sorted and placed into our storefront helping people every month.

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Help us feed the hungry in Burlington!

Our Team

Robin Bailey, Executive Director


Robin Bailey started with the Burlington Food Bank as the Executive Director in August of 2017.  He previously served the community of Burlington for approximately 7.5 years with the Salvation Army Family Services administering their programming.

As the Executive Director of the Burlington Food Bank, he takes great pride in the staff and volunteers dedication, service and deep care for our clients.

He also serves with Feed Ontario as a Director and a team member on their Advocacy Committee, as well as a number of other local initiatives and committees

Christina Mulder
Christina Mulder, Burlington Food Bank Manager c.mulder@burlingtonfoodbank.ca

Tracy Wilkinson,
Intake/Warehouse Assistant


Burlington Food Bank - Board of Directors 2022

Maria Thornton, Chair

Mary Gowan, Vice Chair

Rick Owens, Secretary

Paul Farquharson, Treasurer

Debra Carey, Director

Geraldine Hewitt, Director

Lisa Kearns, Director

Bianca Steer, Director

Rhonda Weppler, Director

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Mary Gowan

Vice Chairperson

Mary Gowan, a retired schoolteacher, began her involvement with the Burlington Food Bank, as a volunteer, 10 years ago. She has been on the board for the last five years in the role of Vice-chair and Chair. She presently is Vice-Chair of the Food Bank. Mary is involved with writing grants for the food bank, fundraising and speaking publicly on behalf of the Food Bank. She was also chair of Assumption High School Parent Council, a volunteer at the Good Shepherd ( Hamilton) and is actively involved in St. Patrick’s Parish.