Since the formation of the Burlington Food Bank in 1991, requests from the community for our assistance has risen. No one plans to need the Food Bank, but due to a number factors including: Covid-19, the rising cost of living, an increase in housing costs, unexpected lay-offs, or low-income work, and inflation, that need has grown dramatically.
But time and time again the community has met the need head on. We have seen outstanding amounts of generosity from Burlington residence who give their time, money and expertise to make sure that we can provide nutritious food to the hungry of our community in a dignified and timely manner.
How We Help
We Grow Food
We Collect Food
We Purchase Food
We Sort Food
We Distribute Food
When you donate food to the Burlington Food Bank at a drop-off location, we then collect it and bring it back to our warehouse to be sorted by volunteers and provided directly to our clients.
Along with reclamation and recovery of fresh fruits and vegetables through local grocers, we also work with a large number of grocery stores to recover high-quality meat. The stores take top-grade meat and freeze it before the expiry date. We collect these items every week and provide them to our clients as well.
Our dedicated volunteers have helped us by giving hope to those living with hunger in Burlington. We could not function at the Burlington Food Bank without our volunteers. Over 100 community volunteers have committed thousands of hours every year, since 1991, helping us to fight hunger and feed hope in Burlington.