Burlington Food Bank News

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Robin Bailey

Keeping Up

Normally at this time of year with Thanksgiving just behind us, we begin to see a rise in our stocks – lots more …

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Robin Bailey

Kraft Heinz Pantry Day 2020

We would like to thank Kraft Heinz for their Pantry Day on Friday. Kraft Heinz Canada launched their first ever one-day, nationwide food …

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robin and jenn

Nickel Brook Brewing has been running their Cause for a Cause campaign in Burlington for the entire month of October. With time running …

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tim hortons smile cookie campaign

Burlington Tim Hortons Smile Cookies a big Success

The Tim Hortons 2020 Smile Cookie Campaign was a HUGE success this year! Burlington Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners collectively raised $69,249 for the …

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Burlington Eagles

Burlington Eagles 07

Cole, Thomas and Colby from the Burlington Eagles 07 team stopped by the Food Bank to drop off what they could gather from …

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Robin Bailey

Update October 13th

First day back from the Thanksgiving weekend and our drivers have been busy picking up all the donated food left by very generous …

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kids

Kids these days!!

These three young men showed up last night and dropped off a full bin of food as a donation – anonymously! Two hockey …

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dads

Burlington Dads Thanksgiving Drive

The Burlington Dads drove up to the Food Bank last night at the end of their Food Drive down from Killbride with 167 …

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Robin Bailey

Cedar Springs helps out the Food Bank

As we mentioned yesterday, each year at this time we host our annual Ride to Provide spin marathon as our own fundraiser. In …

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Robin Bailey

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Burlington community should be very proud of all that they’ve done to date and continue to do to support each other. Burlington …

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Robin Bailey

460 cones!

The Burlington Food Bank would like to thank Steven Hewson & Marie-Hélène Mongrain from La Crème de La Crème Creamery (with stores in …

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Robin Bailey

The Harvest is Over

Sadly, we’re at the end of the growing season and our garden has done very well this season. We’d like to thank everyone …

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Robin Bailey

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching we’ve noticed that in addition to being busier with deliveries, donations at the grocery stores are beginning to pick up. …

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Robin Bailey

Bigger numbers than usual

At the end of September we noticed a substantial increase in the number of people using the Burlington Food Bank. We are now asking …

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Robin and Ben

Nickel Brook Brewery kicks off Cause for a Cause Campaign

Robin is with Ben, The Head Brewmaster at Nickel Brook Brewery to kick off their Cause for a Cause campaign for the month …

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Robin Bailey and Maria Thornton

Meet our Chairperson! Maria Thornton

The final week of Hunger Action Month focuses on Donations. We wanted to thank Maria Thornton, owner of Flour Child Bakery in Burlington …

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Robin Bailey

Thank you Monthly Donors!

The final week of Hunger Action Month focuses on Donations. We wanted to thank the donors that we have who contribute on a monthly …

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Robin Bailey

Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign

The final week of Hunger Action Month focuses on Donations. Walmart in Burlington, both the Fairview store and the north Burlington store (at …

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Robin Bailey

Fun, hands-on activity and resource kits

As part of Hunger Action Month and advocacy, Robin met with Todd Smith, Minister of Social Services along with several other food banks …

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Robin Bailey

Food Bank partners with Burlington Salvation Army

As part of Hunger Action Month at Feed Ontario, this week as members we are focusing on volunteers. A big part of volunteering we …

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Robin Bailey

Feed Ontario’s Volunteer Spotlight – Dominique Wildeboer

As part of Hunger Action Month at Feed Ontario, this week as members we are focusing on volunteers. This week they ran a feature …

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BOSL

BOSL comes through for the Food Bank

Today, we met with Burlington Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League (BOSL) President Scott Sinclair and Director Carl Camilleri. BOSL ended up the season with a …

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sebastien and Robin Evans with Robin Bailey

Tim Hortons #SmileCookie week

Last week on Friday, we met with Robin Evans at the Tim Hortons at Harvester and Appleby, along with her son and manager, …

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YourTV Halton reports on #SmileCookie week

Thank you YourTV for your story about Tim Hortons and their support the Burlington Food Bank through #SmileCookie week – New Street at …

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Robin Bailey

Home of the Happiest Cookie

Today, we met with Lisa Kearns, Ward 2 Councillor and Burlington Food Bank board member. We also met with Tom and Linda Buscarino …

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Robin Bailey

#SmileCookie week

Cameron Robins, one of the great Burlington Tim Hortons owners talks about what makes them excited to help out the Burlington Food Bank …

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Marg, Robin and Mary

Our Best Smiles

A couple more of our greatest volunteers ever (Board member Mary Gowan) along with (volunteer Margaret Head) joined Robin this morning over at …

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Robin Bailey and John Love

#SmileCookie supports local charities. Grab yours Sept 14-20

One of our greatest volunteers ever (John Love) joined Robin this morning over at a local Tim Hortons. Each year John helps us …

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Robin Bailey

We advocate for our clients

Sometimes we advocate for our clients just on an individual basis. A while back Robin was helping out one of our clients and …

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Karina Gould

Karina Gould stopped by today!

The Honourable Karina Gould MP is our Canadian member of parliament in the House of Commons of Canada representing the federal electoral district …

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Robin Bailey

Robin to meet with Todd Smith

As part of Hunger Action Month and advocacy, we try to communicate with the Provincial government on behalf of our clients and others …

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Robin Bailey

Help with housing

So glad to hear that the Rotary Lakeshore Burlington Ribfest went so well yesterday! Another example of great people in Burlington coming together …

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Grow a Row Burlington

This is a group of volunteers in Burlington that came together to help support marginalized families in our town – putting fresh produce …

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Robin Bailey

Labour Day Long Weekend and the Kids

A big thank you to our friends at Access Storage for allowing us to make use of storage facilities for Feed Ontario and …

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Robin Bailey

Make the Rent

One of the biggest hurdles for our clients to manage their budgets is rent. Did you know that the average rental cost in …

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Robin Bailey

Update with Robin Bailey – Sept 2

Since September is Hunger Action Month we are discussing Food Banking in Ontario and especially how things have changed for us here in …

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Robin Bailey

September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month with Food Banks Canada, FeedOntario and all of its member Food Banks. This September, you can #FeedChange in …

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Robin Bailey

Our Top 10

Our Top 10 most needed items https://www.burlingtonfoodbank.ca/most-needed-items/ … is something that we update on a regular basis. What’s important to us – other …

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Robin Bailey

Practice your Covid19 safety measures and stay safe

With ongoing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus locally and abroad, The Burlington Food Bank has had to consider a range …

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Robin Bailey

Thank you to our summer student and our student volunteers!

We wanted to thank our summer student Samantha Zulian! We hired her at the beginning of July. She was recommended to us by …

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Robin Bailey

Hours of Operation

Deliveries from The Burlington Food Bank happen Monday to Friday mornings from 9am till noon and also on Thursday evenings between 5pm and …

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Robin Bailey

Fresh produce!

We’d like to remind everyone about our community gardens and how well they have been doing. Thanks to Lisa Dubik and her team, …

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Robin Bailey

De-escalation

Yesterday we learned about de-escalation which can be an issue at the best of times and during the covid crisis its showing up …

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Robin Bailey

Robin Bailey appointed to the Board of Feed Ontario

Announcing Robin Bailey’s appointment to the Board of Feed Ontario. Their 2020 AGM concluded, and they announce the addition of two new directors …

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Robin Bailey

Manage Compassion Fatigue

The Burlington Food Bank is learning about burnout and compassion fatigue thanks to Feed Ontario training. (Compassion fatigue is a condition characterized by emotional …

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Robin Bailey

Compassion Fatigue

The Burlington Food Bank is run by a group of volunteer Board of Directors who give their time and energy to the day …

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Robin Bailey

Spread the Word…

Burlington Food Bank participates in the annual Feed Ontario conference which will happen this week online in a virtual format. Today’s course is …

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Robin Bailey

Its almost the end of Summer!

If you are planning to run a food drive for us please go to our website and register your event – or call …

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Eric Vandewall and Robin Bailey

Jo Brant hospital helps the Food Bank

Jo Brant’s President and CEO Eric Vanderwall mentions that their front line workers managed to donate over 750 lbs of food to help …

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Robin Bailey

Financial stress leads to skipping meals

One of the adverse effects of the covid crisis is the financial stress that most of us are feeling and that’s not good …

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Robin Bailey

Healthier Food Choices

After looking over the Daily Bread Food Bank’s report, we recognize of course that we are facing similar issues such as the mental …

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Robin Bailey

Update – August 7

After our month end last week we noticed that overall the number of families using us is up again. Its surprising to us …

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Robin Bailey

Where do we get our funding?

One of the things people ask about charities is “where do you get your funding from?” We do not receive any government funding …

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Robin Bailey

Keeping our clients Safe!

Recently, there was news all over social media outlets identifying an outbreak of salmonella poisoning for red onions from the U.S. We want …

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Robin Bailey

Update – August 4

Usually the first day back after a long weekend we are very busy but it’s summer and we’ve seen our numbers level off …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 31

Our Food Bank volunteers have been doing a tremendous job and look forward to this holiday weekend! We have seen an increase in …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 30

Our Food Bank volunteers have been busy and just in the last week we have found that a number of our student volunteers …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 29

Our Food Bank driver has been busy lately going out to pick up the purchases that we have been making recently. Today he …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 28

We just received our annual survey request from Feed Ontario asking us for our self reporting of policies and procedures. Feed Ontario is …

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BOWSER Babes

Thank you to the BOWSER Babes

In the fall of 1992, twenty eight years ago, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief) with a mandate …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 27

Right now we are in the middle of our slowest season for the food bank. The deliveries keep going although right now we’ve …

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Robin meets with Lisa Lunski

Update – July 24

Today Robin meets with Lisa Lunski, coordinator of the Wellington Square Meal Bag Program. Their Community Friday night social and dinner turned into …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 23

Today we received a bountiful harvest from our own Garden plots – Thank you Lisa Dubik! BurlingtonTogether’s Grow a Row initiative plans to …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 22

We would like to thank Freshco on Brant Street for stepping up to help us out during the pandemic – every time we’ve …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 21

One of the things that we do at the Food Bank and certainly throughout the covid crisis is to stick to our main …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 20

One of the things that people don’t know about food banks is that we are in the business of trying to put ourselves …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 17

Just wanted to let everyone know that we updated our Top 10 most needed items recently as there are a few food drives …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 16

We would like to thank our Seniors in Burlington who decided to pass along their government cheques of $300 to us here at …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 14

As the Pandemic continues we all feel the stress and its effects, at the Burlington Food Bank we try to focus on the …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 13

Since we operate out of a confined space at the Burlington Food Bank we make sure that all of our volunteers wear masks …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 10

Most Food Banks in the past were distributing mainly non-perishable food so we were basically distributing the types of food items you would …

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Marianne Meed Ward and Beth Martin Snook

Thank you Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

We live in one of the best cities in Canada and as we watch the covid reports each day we take pride in …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 8

We would like to say thank you to the innovative, thoughtful people at BurlingtonGreen (https://www.burlingtongreen.org/) for dropping off their donation of fresh produce …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 6

Just a reminder that the Burlington Food Bank is here to help anyone that needs it whether that be families with kids or …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 3

We want to say thank you to a few community partners who have stepped up recently to help us out. The Moms who …

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Ron Couper

Burlington Dad – Ron Couper surprises us with donations on Canada Day

The Burlington Dads came together online in a Canada Day challenge to raise $250 for us and ended up with a commitment of …

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Robin Bailey

Update – July 2

Sometimes as we go about serving families in Burlington we forget how well our volunteers are doing keeping up with the pace! We …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 30

We want to make sure that our volunteers are feeling appreciated. So we’ve taken a number of comments from our clients recently and …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 29

The Burlington Food Bank is closed this Wednesday for Canada Day. We are looking for some volunteers that can help out Lisa, our …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 25

The Burlington Food Bank has seen an increase in the number of families we serve and we have noticed that the intake calls …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 24

We would like to thank the Burlington Chamber of Commerce for hosting the 2020 Business Excellence Awards Gala last night – what a …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 23

We were recently contacted by Feed Ontario to help the provincial government get a better understanding of the effects of the Pandemic on …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 22

We are excited to have people here in our community growing fresh food for us through Burlington Together’s Grow a Row initiative and …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 19

We act fast when it comes to frozen food. We source it directly from local grocery stores that support us. When meat products …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 18

Things are going well and we have been consistently busy. We are thankful that we have Feed Ontario supplying extra food hampers to …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 17

A big thanks to our current volunteers that are doing a great job in serving the need here in Burlington! Whether packing hampers, …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 16

There’s a few items outside of food that we are always in need of and one of those is personal hygiene products such …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 15

Thanks to everyone for helping us out with masks. All of our volunteers wear them or the visors when working with us. But …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 12

Yesterday we had a client call us to let us know she saw our bus shelter ad – the space was provided by …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 11

We’d like to thank the Gift of Giving Back who have been a long-time supporter of the Burlington Food Bank. This Saturday from …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 10

One of the things that sets us apart as the Burlington Food Bank is that we are the only members of Food Banks …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 9

Twenty nine years ago, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief) with a mandate to help the less fortunate …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 8

The Burlington Food Bank has been able to serve our community really well and that is thanks to our volunteers and the great …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 5

The Food Bank would like to celebrate Local Food Week and also thank Farmer Jack’s here in Burlington for their donation of Ontario-grown …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 4

The Food Bank has seen a drastic increase in the number of seniors that are using our services here in Burlington. Since Covid-19 …

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Robin Bailey

Update – June 3

To give you an idea about the demographic we serve here in Burlington, 40% of the clients we serve here are families with …

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Robin Bailey

Update – May 29

We would like to thank our MPs, our MPPs, our Ward Councillors and our Mayor for supporting us throughout the State of Emergency …

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Robin Bailey

Update – May 28

We would like to thank all our community partners in Burlington. The Salvation Army has been a great partner for years located on …

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Robin Bailey

Update – May 27

As the Pandemic stretches on, we find ourselves short on a few items that we never thought we’d ever be in need of. …

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Robin Bailey

Update – May 26

How do I get a food hamper? Just email us at info@burlingtonfoodbank.ca or call us at 905-637-2273. When you do that, we’ll actually …

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