Barrie Food Bank Struggling to Meet Easter Goal

Food Drive Only At Halfway Mark

We’ve surpassed the halfway mark of April, while the Food Bank says it has also hit the halfway mark on its Easter Food Drive.

“It’s been off to a slow start, we’re just getting to the 40,000 mark of our 80,000 pound goal, so we’re just reaching the halfway point.” says Food Bank Executive Director Peter Sundborg. “It’s just a slow start and it doesn’t seem to be picking up.”

While the Food Bank stocks its shelves directly through food donation, there is a financial option.”We also receive financial donations, so if we don’t meet the food goal, we end up going out to purchase those items that we most need.” adds Sundborg, “we account for that, but we truly would like to know the community is out there supporting us both financially and with food donations.”

As for food donations, Sundborg says”Chocolate Easter eggs are always appreciated, but on a more serious note, whatever you’re putting into your grocery cart for your family, peanut butter, pasta, cookies, and crackers, we can also use that for the families that use our service for their grocery cart.”

Food donations can be made at any grocery store in the city. Financial donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank.