My Experience Joining the Burlington Food Bank

First Published in Aldershot Press Winter Edition
January 2023
It started with people caring for people. It started in Aldershot. A few small church-based groups in 1991 met, at what is now the Enterprise Rent-A-Car at King Road and Plains Road East, to discuss the growing issues of food insecurity in Burlington. I’m sure that the problem they were facing wasn’t a new one and that they weren’t the first people in Burlington to try to collectively help feed their neighbours.

Give and Grow

We’re partnering with BigYellowBag®, a local company that delivers high-quality garden products in a neat, clean bag straight to your door. As we are all getting into the planning for our spring/summer gardens, BigYellowBag has offered to donate $10 to us for each bag purchased using our unique code BFB23. As an added bonus, YOU save $5 on your BigYellowBag purchase!

Get Your Special Olympics Donut​

This February, Tim Hortons is bringing back their Special Olympics Donut. From Feb 3rd to 5th, 100% of proceeds will go to Special Olympics Canada, helping support Special Olympics athletes from coast to coast. Mark your calendars and make a difference

Share the Love City-wide Food Drive

ONE BURLINGTON is holding the Share the Love City-wide Food Drive on behalf of the Burlington Food Bank from February 4, 2023, until February 14, 2023. All non-perishable goods can be dropped off between those dates to:

– 1A – 1254 Plains Road East, Burlington, ON  L7S 1W6
– Fire hall: Head Office 1255 Fairview St, Burlington
– Fire hall: 711 Appleby Line, Burlington
– Fire hall: 453 Cumberland Ave, Burlington Fire hall: 256 Parkside Drive, Waterdown
– Grocery stores with Burlington Food Bank collection food bins

Win Two Tickets to the Leafs vs Panthers

Calling all Toronto Maple Leafs fans! Here’s your chance to win a one-of-a-kind Leafs basket that includes a pair of tickets to the next Leafs game, jerseys of Matthews and Marner, plus Leafs swag including scarves, toques, and hats, and even Leafs and QB t-shirts! All proceeds from this raffle go to the Burlington Food Bank, so your purchase will make a difference in the lives of local families. Get your tickets now by registering and purchasing your raffle tickets at the link above. Good luck and Go Leafs Go!

Burlington Food Bank Announces Plans to Open a Food Distribution Centre

Today the Burlington Food Bank announced the incredible news that we will be opening a brand new distribution centre in October 2023 at 5280 Mainway Unit 5, Burlington. This initiative will be an exciting opportunity for the Burlington Food Bank to help strengthen and build a more cohesive food security network within the Region of Halton.

Magic & Motion – A Family Magic Show and Circus

Kick off family day weekend with Hamilton’s Best family experience. Magic & Motion is full of high energy magic, dance and circus. This super interactive show is sure to have the entire family laughing, gasping and screaming the entire way through.

Time to Get Growing

With The Gift of Growing Basket, you donate $20, and Ryan’s Market Gardens will grow $25 of produce for the Burlington Food Bank.