Feed Ontario and Food Banks Canada update

Robin Bailey

We wanted to send an update on our regular communications with partners Feed Ontario and Food Banks Canada as we are the members representing Burlington. Food Banks Canada offered tips and help with why we are trying to gather some additional information from our clients and how that affects the government of Canada and how […]

Today is National Takeout Day

Robin Bailey

Times are NOT GOOD for our local restaurants so we encourage you to order take-out and pick it up yourself if at all possible. Also please think of local businesses in Burlington – see this recent interview with Chris McMillan from Als Sports in Burlington – class act – speaks to small local business affected […]

Looking for foster parents for our seedlings

Robin Bailey

As we have hit Spring now, it turns our attention to the gardens. With the stay at home order we are not able to get into our own plots at Maple Gardens however the community gardens don’t usually open up until May anyway. Right now though there is a way you can help us out. […]

Community Support

Robin Bailey

We usually begin to see a drop-off of donations just after Easter and things usually quiet down somewhat however we continue to receive a higher number of requests and we give out more food that usual. So that relief comes from a combination of our own food purchases plus any community donations. We ask that […]

Healthy snacks for students during Spring break

Robin Bailey

We would like to thank all the teachers in our community that are trying to help students learn during these trying circumstances. SPRING BREAK is upon us – the kids and teachers need a break. We can just imagine the stress everyone’s going though in school and just wanted to let you know that we […]

Stay at Home – We deliver!

Robin Bailey

With today’s STAY-AT-HOME, State of Emergency Order for Ontario, its putting a lot of stress on the community – mostly just trying to determine what you can or can’t do with respect to grocery stores. Lot’s of us are out of work again and need to watch our budgets this month. If you do find […]

We’re all in this together – again

Robin Bailey

Unfortunately, we are facing a stay at home emergency order beginning Thursday at 12:00am. So what does this mean to the Burlington Food Bank? NO CHANGES. Last week we let everyone know that we were taking Friday and Monday off for a break and as a result we served 61 families on Thursday! If you […]

Teen tour band food drive postponed

Robin Bailey

Unfortunately, due to the current lock-down measures here, the Teen Tour Band Boosters Spring Food Drive was postponed – groups outdoors need to be 5 or less so it made it impossible to proceed. They will reschedule as soon as it’s safe to do so. If you had picked up some food donations and weren’t […]

Burlington FoodBank holds its Annual General Meeting

Robin Bailey

Last night we held our annual general meeting. We recapped what happened over the year. We were able to help out so many more people than we ever had before. Many of our volunteers were able to join us online for the AGM so it was great to see them. We want to thank our […]

Our Food Bank Volunteer of the year award goes to Dominique Wildeboer

Dominique Wildeboer

We had 160 different volunteers help us out during 2020 with 11,774 hours put in and we had to pick just one volunteer out of all of that. Congratulations to Dominique Wildeboer for stepping up during this year of the pandemic. Dominique has been helping us out for approx. 4.5 years and she volunteered approx […]