Barrie Food Bank Launches Thanksgiving Food Drive

2800 people a month stop by for help

The need is still great. The numbers are still high.

"We except everything you would put into your own cart," Peter Sundborg Executive Director of the Barrie Food Bank.

“We except everything you would put into your own cart,” Peter Sundborg Executive Director of the Barrie Food Bank.

The Barrie Food Bank kicks off its Thanksgiving Food Drive today (Sep 26).

More than 3-thousand families have visited the food bank in the last year, including 5,800 children, 288 seniors and 774 people who needed help for the first time.

"We except everything you would put into your own cart," Peter Sundborg Executive Director of the Barrie Food Bank.

The Barrie Food Bank excepts fresh food and bathroom essentials.

The goal is to collect 150 thousand pounds of food – that’ll last a couple of months. Financial donations will help to supplment that. The hope there is for $100,000 in donations.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Our 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 encourage and guide them along the road to self-sufficiency. As a registered charity, we are particularly grateful for the support of the community, since our operation is strictly funded through private, corporate and community donations.[/perfectpullquote]

Cash can be dropped off at the Food Bank on Anne Street or donated online.

Food items can be left at the Food Bank – behind Pioneer Family Pools, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm and Saturdays October 6th and 13th from 9 am to 1 pm and in the bins you’ll find at pretty much every grocery store around town…and inside our front door at 431 Huronia Road between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays

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, oatmeal, mayonnaise, flour and toiletries.