We would like to thank the Sultans of String for the wonderful concert performed last night. It was great to hear live music and to see so many people live and to hear them cheer along with us as we listened to performers from all over the world. Thank you to Mayor Marianne Meed Ward for shouting out to the Burlington Food Bank and for being such a great ambassador for our City. The concert raised a little over $2,500 for us and will support families in Burlington.

MORE INFO: Internationally awarded and honoured Canadian band Sultans of String collaborates with over 30 musicians on Refuge, “a fantastic, moving, dreamlike, epic, timely album.” – Ken Micallef (Jazz Times, Stereophile, Downbeat). Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Sultans of String. On this visionary seventh album, Refuge, they bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on 13 songs that speak to the challenges facing the world’s displaced peoples–their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity. Joined by an international cast, some of whom are recent immigrants to North America, the celebrated quintet immerses themselves in the plight of the international refugee, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home.

If you are in need or know of someone who could use our help PLEASE have them email us at info@burlingtonfoodbank.ca or call 905-637-2273 to make arrangements to have food dropped at their door or make arrangements to pick it up through our curb-side pickup option. If you are a resident in Burlington, we are all here to help. Don’t struggle – give us a call.