The Holiday Christmas Food Drive kicks off today November 29, 2016 as we head into the busy holiday season.
Our Christmas Food Drive goal for this year is to raise 180,000 pounds of food; this will replenish our shelves and take us well into the 2017 year.
Usage of the Barrie Food Bank continues to be consistent, distributing approximately 75,000 pounds of food each month. In December we expect to see close to 2600 people, nearly 600 households that will come through their doors in need of food.
The most needed items at the food bank include: powdered milk, peanut butter, canned stew, canned luncheon meats, juices, rice, baby food and formula, canned tuna, mayonnaise, canned vegetables, soups, can pasta, macaroni, school snacks, sugar, flour, pancake mix, condiments such as ketchup and mustard and personal hygiene products soap, shampoo, toothpaste and feminine products.
Financial donations are always welcomed as well. With financial donations we are able to purchase perishable items such as eggs, cheese, margarine, fresh produce and meats which we attempt to provide with each grocery order. They can be delivered to 42 Anne Street South, or mailed to P.O. 145, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 4S9. On-line donations can be made at www.barriefoodbank.org