The Barrie Food Bank will kick off its Thanksgiving Food Drive on Thursday September 29, 2016 with the distribution of 53,000 Thanksgiving donation bags through the Barrie Advance newspaper.
We would not be able to provide the much needed food to the families and individuals if it wasn’t for the generosity of so many people, businesses, churches, service organizations, sports teams and schools. Its people helping people, that make the difference.
In this past year, usage of the food bank continued to be high as we served over 32,000 individuals, over 5,600 were children, 1,129 were first time users of our services.
Our goal for the 2016 Thanksgiving Food Drive is to raise 150,000 pounds of food and $100,000.00 which will replenish our shelves and our finances in order to meet the demand. We currently distribute close 80,000 pounds of food each month.
Most Needed Foods: Peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, can tuna and luncheon meats, pasta and pasta sauce, juice, juice boxes, baby food, diapers size 5 & 6, jam & honey, school snacks, rice, condiments, breakfast cereal, mayonnaise, sugar, flour and toiletries.
Drop Off Points: Any local grocery store including Zehrs, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys, Foodland Stroud, Food Basics, Freshco, Costco, the Wholsale Club and No Frills or at the Barrie Food Bank, 42 Anne St south Unit 2, behind Pioneer Family Pools, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm and Saturdays October 8th, and 15th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Financial Donations: Greatly appreciated and can be mailed to Barrie Food Bank, P.O. Box 145, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 4S9, or deliver to 42 Anne St south Unit 2. On-line donations can be made at www.barriefoodbank.org
101.1 BIG FM will be helping out with our annual Cram a Cruiser Food Drive. We’ll be at Loblaws on Bayfield Street next Thursday, Oct 6th, collecting food and money from 11 to 7pm. More details here