About us

We have been proudly serving Burlington since 1991. Our role in the community is to collect, purchase, grow, and distribute food directly to families in Burlington that need a little help. A client can visit our food bank once every three weeks and we provide between seven and ten days’ worth of food and hygiene products. We also provide baby items, such as diapers, formula and baby food to new parents. 

Our Mission, Our Promise

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

The Burlington Food Bank was formed in 1991 when several small community Churches decided to work together and pool resources to help the most vulnerable in our community. Our organization has grown significantly since that time and now provides close to 1,750 lbs of food directly to Burlington residents that need our assistance each day.

Who We Are

Our Clients

Our Food Bank is committed to feeding the hungry in our community. Our clients are treated with dignity & respect. We welcome all clients without judgement.

Our Donors

Donations from our financial supporters allow us to purchase perishable food items like milk, meat, eggs, etc. Our food donors allow us to feed the hungry.

Our Board

Our strategic board provides direction to the staff at the Food Bank; this includes yearly planning to enhance the client experience.

Our Service

Our Food Bank is about food distribution. We collect, sort and distribute food to our clients and outreach food programs.

Our Partners

Our valued partners provide the Food Bank with nutritious food and hygiene products to help meet our client needs.

Our Team

Our Food bank relies on the dedicated staff and volunteers to help receive food, inspect for expiry dates, sort and distribute to our clients.

Our Team

Our team is here to assist you. Whether you’re in need of food, are interested in volunteering, or would like to partner with us to hold a food drive, we are ready to get you what you need.  

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


Tracy Wilkinson

Intake & Warehouse Assistant

Our Board of Directors

Maria Thornton


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Rick Owens


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Paul Farquharson


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Debra Carey

Board Director

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Geraldine Hewitt

Board Director

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Bianca Steer

Board Director

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Rhonda Weppler

Board Director

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