Hours of Operation

Food Assistance

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Morning Drop In

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 11:30am

Get Support

If you need food for yourself and/or your family you will need to come to the food bank to access either our morning drop in program or our afternoon food assistance program. Be sure to read on to learn what you will need to do, where we are located and our hours of operation.

What to expect when you visit us

The food bank is run by a small group of dedicated staff and over 70 volunteers who give of their time and knowledge to pick up food, sort it, stock the shelves and support our clients by distributing the food. We recognize that if you are accessing the food bank, you are likely facing some challenges in your life. This is why our staff and volunteers are encouraged to create a warm welcoming environment for those of you accessing the food bank, while also creating the environment of mutual respect and caring for all.

What you need to bring

When you visit the food bank for food assistance in the afternoon you will be asked for information about your income, your address and your expenditures. It is important to bring the following with you:

  • Identification for all family members
  • Proof of income and benefits (Employment, EI, Child Tax Credit, Social Assistance)
  • Proof of expenditures (rent, mortgage and utilities)
  • Proof of current address
  • Plastic or canvas grocery bags

This information is asked for each time you visit for food assistance in the afternoon.

Assessment interview

When accessing the food bank you will participate in an assessment interview. This assessment helps us to understand your needs and ensures that the food is fairly distributed among those who need it. It also allows us to find out what issues have brought you to the food bank and gives us the opportunity to see if there are any resources we can provide to improve your situation.

What will you get (our programmes)

Food Assistance

The food bank will attempt to provide you with 2 to 3 weeks of food based on food availability and the number of people in your family. You will leave the food bank with can fruit and vegetables, soup, can pasta, peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, crackers, can fish or meat, baby food and diapers, eggs, cheese, margarine, milk, breads and various other products. We will try to provide you with a balanced nutritional order. Please be mindful that all of our products are subject to availability based on donations. You will be able to access the food assistance program up to 8 times in a calendar year. We ask that you try to bring your own canvas or recyclable bags.

Morning Drop In

At the morning Drop In you are able to pick up breads, baked goods, plus other items. You are able to use the morning drop in program as often as you wish.

No documentation is required, however we do ask that you bring your own grocery bags.

Hours of Operation

Food Assistance

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Morning Drop In

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 11:30am