Fun, hands-on activity and resource kits

Robin Bailey

As part of Hunger Action Month and advocacy, Robin met with Todd Smith, Minister of Social Services along with several other food banks in Ontario. Mr. Smith seems open to discussions with our group about some of the advocacy work we want to put forward such as fair wages, helping families that are stuck on […]

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Green Propeller Design is thrilled to be hosting the first ever ๐—–๐—”๐—ก๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป event. On ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐˜๐—ต, architects, builders, designers, engineers and a host of construction companies across Halton will compete to build creative sculptures using food cans. The cans collected and used by each team will be donated to our partnering food banks. Take […]

Food Bank partners with Burlington Salvation Army

Robin Bailey

As part of Hunger Action Month at Feed Ontario, this week as members we are focusing on volunteers. A big part of volunteering we get from our corporate partners. Businesses connect with us, they come in and help us sort food, stock shelves for an afternoon. With the covid crisis this has completely stopped. Many of […]

Feed Ontarioโ€™s Volunteer Spotlight – Dominique Wildeboer

Robin Bailey

As part of Hunger Action Month at Feed Ontario, this week as members we are focusing on volunteers. This week they ran a feature volunteer spotlight and our very own, Dominique Wildeboer was one of the provinceโ€™s highlights. Diane Gris our volunteer coordinator thanks all of our volunteers and congratulates Dominique.  Our volunteers are vital to […]

BOSL comes through for the Food Bank

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Today, we met with Burlington Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League (BOSL) President Scott Sinclair and Director Carl Camilleri. BOSL ended up the season with a surplus from their modified Fall Ball.ย  The Board of Directors voted to donate it to the Burlington Food Bank as part of their annual giving back to the community efforts.ย  BOSL has […]

Tim Hortons #SmileCookie week

sebastien and Robin Evans with Robin Bailey

Last week on Friday, we met with Robin Evans at the Tim Hortons at Harvester and Appleby, along with her son and manager, Sebastien Evans.  We were also joined by one of our long-time volunteers Ken Plata. Robin has been a franchisee for over 20 years and she says that this year our community has […]

YourTV Halton reports on #SmileCookie week

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Thank you YourTV for your story about Tim Hortons and their support the Burlington Food Bank through #SmileCookie week – New Street at Guelph Line. Thank you to owners Jeremy and Donna Mander

Home of the Happiest Cookie

Robin Bailey

Today, we met with Lisa Kearns, Ward 2 Councillor and Burlington Food Bank board member. We also met with Tom and Linda Buscarino owners of one of the Tim Hortons here in Burlington. The restaurant that Tom and Linda own take Smile Cookie week to a whole new level. Thanks once again to all of […]

#SmileCookie week

Robin Bailey

Cameron Robins, one of the great Burlington Tim Hortons owners talks about what makes them excited to help out the Burlington Food Bank with Smile Cookie week, his staff ask each person if they would like to support the Burlington Food Bank by purchasing a Smile Cookie and it helps the campaign incredibly!  Norm and […]

Our Best Smiles

Marg, Robin and Mary

A couple more of our greatest volunteers ever (Board member Mary Gowan) along with (volunteer Margaret Head) joined Robin this morning over at a local Tim Hortons. Mary, a former school teacher helps us out with the Smile Cookie event every year and helps direct some of the funds to pay for snack pack food […]