Ways To Give

Barrie Food Bank is a community organization. It is supported by community donors, for community neighbours.

Whether you’re giving through monthly donations, organizing a food drive, or planning for a gift in your will, it is donations from generous community members like you that provide the resources to help us feed those in need.

Call, Mail, or Visit

Donation Jar | Barrie Food Bank

We accept cash, cheque, credit and debit at our 42 Anne St., South office.

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Only cheques are accepted by mail, payable to Barrie Food Bank.

Food Donations

Food Bank Barrie Sign

We accept food donations in person at 42 Anne Street South, Unit 2, located behind Pioneer Pools.

From Army Navy Air Force Drive, follow the donations sign at the end of the street.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 8.30am – 4.30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30am – 7:00pm.

Items can also be dropped off at local grocery stores including Zehrs, Loblaws, No Frills, Costco, Metro, Freshco, Food Basics, and the Wholesale Club.

For large donations (1/2 pallet or more) we can arrange pick-up. Please email james@barriefoodbank.org to arrange a collection day and time

Monthly Giving

Fruit and Vegetables | Barrie Food Bank

Support the continued growth and improvement of client services and help us provide as much food as possible year-round.

Create a lasting impact. Monthly giving:

  • Means you’re contributing to the longevity and resiliency of Barrie Food Bank and our programs.
  • Provides predictable revenue so Barrie Food Bank can better forecast and meet the increasing demand for food.
  • Supports the continued improvement of services for our clients and helps us provide as much food as possible to clients year-round.
  • Means fewer administration costs and therefore a greater impact from your gift.
  • Makes you a member of our community of most committed donors.
  • Is convenient. Donations are processed on the same day every month; receive monthly or one annual consolidated receipt; value can be changed or cancelled at any time.

To make a change to your donation: donations@barriefoodbank.org or (705) 725 1818

Legacy & Planned Giving

Legacy and Planned Giving | Barrie Food Bank

You can support Barrie Food Bank and help feed people for years to come, with a planned giving strategy or by leaving a gift in your will.

As part of your current financial plan or through your future estate, you can continue your philanthropic impact and meet other goals such as tax minimization.

We always recommend talking with your advisors to see how planned giving strategies may be possible for your situation. We will work with your professional tax, financial planning, and investment team, along with your lawyer, to ensure your giving meets your vision.

How do I name Barrie Food Bank in my will?

To establish a legacy gift or bequest, your lawyer can include a similar clause to the following in your will:

I give to Barrie Food Bank, 42 Anne St., South, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4M 4S9, the sum of $ __________________, or ______% of the residue of my estate or my property at _________________________ in the City of _____________. The disposition of my bequest is to be used by Barrie Food Bank at the discretion of its Board of Directors and executive officers.

Legal Name: Barrie Food Bank

Charitable Registration Number: 10696 2251 RR0001 Address: 42 Anne St., South, Barrie ON, L4M 4S9

For more information, please contact Darren Vaillancourt, Manager Fundraising & Donor Engagement, at 705 725 1818 x221, or by email at darren@barriefoodbank.org

Gifts of Securities

Hand Holding | Barrie Food Bank

Donating publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds is a tax smart way to maximize your giving.

The benefits of donating securities directly to Barrie Food Bank include:

Reduced Taxes: when you donate securities directly to a charity, any capital gains triggered by the gift are exempt from taxation.

Increased Gift Amount: because the capital gains are not taxed, your donation is greater than if you had sold the securities before donating the cash proceeds.

Instant Tax Receipt: you receive the charitable tax receipt for the market value on the date the security is received by our broker.

Learn about charitable tax credits and eliminating capital gains. 


To discuss or advise us of your gift please contact, Darren Vaillancourt, Manager Fundraising & Donor Engagement at 705 725 1818 x 221, or by email darren@barriefoodbank.org


Woman with Food Donation | Barrie Food Bank

Opportunities sometimes arise to make a meaningful gift that is non-monetary in nature.

A gift-in-kind is a non-cash asset donated to an eligible charity for which an official donation tax receipt is available.

Common in-kind gifts are food, financial securities, real estate, art and valuables.

Please note that for a gift-in-kind receipt to be issued for the donation of food, a purchase receipt or invoice that includes date, food item, and purchase price, must be supplied.

A special non-refundable tax credit is available to farmers who donate agricultural products to eligible community food programs like Barrie Food Bank. Further information can be found here. 

To discuss a potential gift-in-kind please contact Darren Vaillancourt, Manager Fundraising & Donor Engagement, at 705 725 1818 x221, or by email, darren@barriefoodbank.org.

Memorial Giving

Hand Holding | Barrie Food Bank

Making a gift in honour or in memory is a meaningful way to recognize a loved one, while helping to feed the community.

How do I make a memorial gift?

Online by clicking ‘Donate Today.’ Once you reach the donation page, you will see an option to ‘Please make this donation in honour or memory of.’

By visiting us at 42 Anne St., South, Barrie. Cash, cheque, credit card, and debit are accepted.

Over the phone by calling 705 725 1818 x225

Will the family be notified?

Families often like to know who has made a gift in honour of their loved one so they can thank those donors.

Barrie Food Bank can share the names of memorial donors; however, our policy is to never share the gift amount. If you would prefer that your name and mailing address not be shared with a family, please mark your gift as anonymous at the time of giving.

Special Occasion & Tribute Giving

Special Occasion & Tribute Giving | Family Birthday | Barrie Food Bank

Recognizing special occasions, milestones, or achievements – like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or another celebration – by requesting donations be made to support Barrie Food Bank, is a generous way to show you care about fighting food insecurity.

We can help you create customized materials outlining your wishes and help acknowledge those who support.


Fruit and Vegetables | Barrie Food Bank

Sponsoring a Barrie Food Bank program or event offers an opportunity for companies to market their business while demonstrating their commitment to the community.

Benefits of Sponsorships

  • Brand advertising, awareness and recognition.
  • Alignment with a respected, long-time community charity.
  • Direct social impact helping fight local food insecurity.
  • Build new connections with like-minded community, philanthropic, and business members.
  • Demonstrates to your donors and supporters that you give where you live and work.

Sponsorship opportunities include programs and events:

  • School Fuel program
  • Emergency Food Services program Make & Take Cooking program Marketplace and warehouse initiatives
  • Corporate Matching Programs
  • Annual Homeruns for the Hungry (with Barrie Baycats)
  • Annual Holiday Kick-Off Concert
  • Corporate matching event
  • Food and fund drives

Corporate Matching Programs

Corporate Gifting | Barrie Food Bank

Interested in multiplying your donation and impact? Does your employer offer a matching program? Are you an employer wanting to show your commitment through a matching program or event?

Contact us to discuss matching program event and program opportunities that align with your goals and values.

Darren Vaillancourt, Manager Fundraising & Donor Engagement, at 705 725 1818 x221, or by email, darren@barriefoodbank.org.