Over 30 Years of providing for our city
COVID-19 – A Message for those using our Service
With the COVID-19 crisis the Barrie Food Bank has closed its Morning Drop In program for the immediate future. It is our hope to continue to provide groceries during our Afternoon Grocery Program.
We are providing pre-packaged grocery hampers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 1:00pm and 3:30pm. We ask people to practice social distancing and to 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.
While these are our plans today, 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.
A Message for our Donors
Spring is here and under normal circumstances we would be launching our Easter Food Drive to replenish the shelves of the Barrie Food Bank. However, as we are all aware this is not a normal spring, today we are faced with a global pandemic of COVID 19 and we are being asked to protect ourselves, practice social distancing and isolate ourselves to help lower the transmission of this terrible virus.
In the coming months the Barrie Food Bank will see increased demand on our services as people are laid off, have less hours of employment or we could potentially see businesses close. We want to be prepared to help these neighbours in our community, but we need your help.
We are not asking for food donations at this time, as we do not want you putting yourself at further risk shopping picking up groceries for the food bank. We would like to encourage you to visit our website www.barriefoodbank.org to make an online donation or if you would prefer to write a cheque please mail your donation to Barrie Food Bank P.O. Box 145, Barrie, ON L4M 4S5 rather than delivering it. Please remember all funds raised locally are spent locally with some of our local grocery stores who support us and allow us to stretch our dollars with them.
Thank you for your support, please stay safe and healthy.
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
Public Service Announcement
The Christmas Holiday Food Drive will kick off on November 30, 2017 with the arrival of the CP Holiday Train at the Midhurst Station on Anne St North arriving at 12:00 noon. For many this is a busy cheerful time with family and friends. Unfortunately this is not the...
The Barrie Food Bank recently received a cool donation from the Faris Team Realty Brokerage. Mark and Joanna Faris of the Faris Team handed over the keys to a new refrigerated van which will allow the Barrie Food Bank to pick up fresh and frozen products from various...
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We are located at:
42 Anne St S, Unit 2
Our Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 to 3:30
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 11:30am
Barrie Food Bank
ITEMS NEEDED MOST
- Powdered Skim Milk
- Baby Formula
- Large Size Diapers
- Can vegetables
- Lunch snacks