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Help Us Reach Our Goal!

With the holidays right around the corner, the Barrie Food Bank is seeing higher than ever usage as families struggle to make ends meet.

To help meet this demand we are running our annual Holiday drive. Our goal this year is to reach $250,000 dollars in financial donations to help families in need. Through you generous support we can stretch every dollar purchasing from local businesses to meet every families unique needs

How can I donate?

Donations can be made online or in person at 42 Anne Street, Barrie, ON.L4N 2C9 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8:30 to 3:30, Tuesday between 8:30 to 3:30pm and Thursday between 8:30 to 7pm

A Message to our Donors


First, I want to say thank you for the amazing support so many of you have shown to the Barrie Food Bank during this past year. Without the generous donations of our community, we could not provide groceries each month to over 1000 households in Barrie and surrounding communities. We are so proud to say that the Barrie Food Bank is a “community food bank” and supported by our community, Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many women, men and children!

We all know we still have a long way to go in dealing with this global pandemic and we all need to follow the right protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy. Thank you for doing your part and thank you for caring for others.

We do expect that the usage of the Barrie Food Bank will continue to remain high over the next year as there is an affordable housing crisis in Barrie and job loss due to the pandemic. If you would like to provide your support we would encourage you to stay safe, stay home, and make an online donation on our website at Thank you!

The Barrie Food Bank is so appreciative of the generosity of our community, which has allowed us to continue to feed those families and individuals in need throughout this pandemic.

Thank you
Sharon Palmer
Executive Director

A Message for those using our Service

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barrie Food Bank is offering pre-packaged grocery hampers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm.and Thursdays between 4pm and 7pm All visitors must wear a face mask, and practice social distancing. Please do not line up ahead of time for the grocery program.

We have introduced an expedited process for the safety and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff which takes less than 5 minutes.

Please ensure that you bring the following information with you:  Identification for yourself with your birthdate and something with your current address on it such as your driver’s licence, a utility bill or a rent receipt.

Our staff will be monitoring the overall Covid-19 situation daily to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Sharon Palmer
Executive Director

Working towards a community where no one is hungry

The Barrie Food Bank’s mission is: to provide temporary food relief to individuals and families of our community who are in need, and to serve as a resource to guide them along the road to self sufficiency. Our policies are designed to achieve this mandate. To this end we seek to encourage self-sufficiency. In our service of those who come to us for assistance, we strive to demonstrate compassion and respect for their dignity, and to serve as a source of encouragement.

Overview of Barrie Food Bank

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We are located at:
42 Anne St S, Unit 2

Office Hours are:
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:00pm

Barrie Food Bank

42 Anne St S, Unit 2


  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Ham
  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Puddings
  • Oatmeal packs
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soup
  • Canned stew
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Pasta sauce

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