Frequently Asked Questions
We get our food through the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses in the Burlington community. A special thank you to Costco, Clark’s Home Style Bakery, Cobs Bread, Tim Hortons, Eastway Bakeshop and the local Starbuck’s locations, for their regular daily/weekly donations. We place a high value on these local partnerships.
Sometimes we have some clothing, books, strollers etc. If you need clothing, we suggest you also look at the Thrift Store.
We are able to keep perishables and distribute them to clients. We regularly have milk, eggs, frozen ground beef, and Halal chicken, although we do run out of these items on occasion.
This varies from visit to visit, but usually includes bread and baked goods, rice and cereals, drinks, and canned goods. In addition we have limited supplies of diapers, formula and personal hygiene products.
Food is allotted to each person or family based on the amount of food we have available and how much your need is at the time of your visit. We provide you with three or more grocery bags which you can fill. Large items such as cereal boxes and cans of juice that won’t fit into the grocery bags can be taken separately subject to the limits on those items. Food may not be put into grocery carts, buggies, knapsacks etc. until you are ready to leave the food bank.
There are two other full time food banks in Burlington. You are at liberty to visit whichever food bank is closest to you and can meet your needs. There are also a number of churches who have food pantries and it is OK to use them as well if you need to.