Ways to Donate
There are many ways to give to the Burlington Food Bank and it’s thanks to the generosity of our donors that we can do what we do. If you would like to give scroll down to discover all the ways you can help.
Online donations help us fill the gap when we don’t have enough of the perishable food items like milk, meat, and eggs our neighbours might need.
Almost all non-perishable food comes from generous donors like you! If you would like to hold a food drive or other event on behalf of the Burlington Food Bank please use this for to register your event.
Ten Most Needed Items
The Burlington Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food, as well as supplies such as diapers, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to its own clients and to over 20 emergency food programs across the city. This is our current list of most needed items:
Cereal (Hot and Cold)
Juice (Boxes and 1 Litres)
Granola Bars (Peanut Free)
Grow Fresh Produce
Sam Le Grand, Volunteer Garden Coordinator, and her hardworking volunteer gardeners have produced the finest crop of fresh food we have ever seen at the Food Bank. We’ve also been lucky this year with community groups donating to us through Grow a Row (Burlington Together) and Grow to Give (Burlington Green). Below are a few tips for harvesting and delivering to us for distribution.
- Make sure your harvested vegetables are fresh, clean, dry and labeled.
- Garden grown vegetables can look different than commercially grown vegetables. Labeling the vegetables help our recipients identify and incorporate fresh food into their meal plans.
- Garden vegetables picked at perfect ripeness are full of nutrients and flavour. We can ensure high quality tasty food by harvesting vegetables in the early morning.
Bunchberry Connections Urban Farm
Bunchberry Connections urban farm has produced over 1,000 lbs of fresh and health food to help feed our neighbours. They are in need of volunteers to help grow and harvest. If you would like to get involved let us know.
In Memoriam Donations
Why not consider making a donation in memory of a special person or loved one? Making an in-memoriam donation is easy and convenient in one of the following ways.
Donate anytime using our secure online form.
To donate by mail send your cheque to:
Burlington Food Bank
1254 Plains Rd. East Unit 1A,
Burlington, ON L7S 1W6.
Help make a long-term impact on the Burlington Food Bank and our community. If you’re considering donating a Major Gift to the Burlington Food Bank, contact our Treasurer, Paul Farquharson, to set up a visit to the Burlington Food Bank to see our operations in person.
During your visit we would love to discuss how you can help make a long-term impact on the Burlington Food Bank and the community.
Your Major Gift could help us with the following large needs:
- A new facility with a Long Term lease
- Fresh Produce Program purchases
- Food Insecurity Research
- Children’s Programs
- Garden support and equipment
United Way Donations
You can direct your United Way donations to go directly to The Burlington Food Bank. Burlington Food Bank is not a funded agency of the United Way. Increasingly many United Way donors are designating their annual, monthly or payroll deducted donation to help feed the poor in our city.
Just fill in Burlington Food Bank and our registered charity number 88963-8946-RR0001 on the United Way form and they will forward us your donation less a small processing fee.
The Gift of Securities
What gifts are eligible?
- Publicly traded stocks
- Shares acquired through employee stock options
- Units in mutual trust funds