Barrie Food Bank

Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
A Message for those using our Service
  • Morning Drop-in program closed for the immediate future
  • Providing pre-packaged grocery hampers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 1 pm-3:30 pm
    • people must practice social distancing and not line up ahead of time for the grocery program
    • we have introduced an expedited process for the safety and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff which takes less than 5 minutes
A Message for our Donors
  • we encourage online donations at this time
  • help by visiting our website https://www.barriefoodbank.org/ to make an online donation or if you would prefer to write a cheque please mail your donation to Barrie Food Bank P.O. Box 145, Barrie, ON L4M 4S5 rather than delivering it
  • all funds raised locally are spent locally with some of our local grocery stores who support us and allow us to stretch our dollars with them
Regular Service
Emergency food relief up to ten times a year
  • interviews and food distribution occur on Mon, Wed and Fri afternoons
  • please bring plastic or canvas bags for your order
  • consultation and referral services also provided to encourage self sufficiency and personal well being
  • offer morning drop-in program to distribute surplus items such as bread, baked goods, vegetables and other products depending on supplies
Service Details
Public Comments COVID-19 Response

A Message for those using our Service
  • Morning Drop-in program closed for the immediate future
  • Providing pre-packaged grocery hampers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 1 pm-3:30 pm
    • people must practice social distancing and not line up ahead of time for the grocery program
    • we have introduced an expedited process for the safety and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff which takes less than 5 minutes
A Message for our Donors
  • we encourage online donations at this time
  • help by visiting our website https://www.barriefoodbank.org/ to make an online donation or if you would prefer to write a cheque please mail your donation to Barrie Food Bank P.O. Box 145, Barrie, ON L4M 4S5 rather than delivering it
  • all funds raised locally are spent locally with some of our local grocery stores who support us and allow us to stretch our dollars with them
Hours COVID - 19 Hours
  • Morning Drop-in program closed for the immediate future
  • Providing pre-packaged grocery hampers on Mon, Wed, Fri 1 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Barrie ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Oro-Medonte ; Springwater
Eligibility Food distribution: only to those living in specified areas served
Application COVID-19 UpdateDuring pandemic we are doing an expeditated intake that requires photo ID for every member of the family and proof of addressRegular ApplicationPeople seeking emergency food relief can apply in person for a confidential assessment verifying the current emergency, the assessment will require the following documents:
  • proof of income (statements from Ontario Works, Employment Insurance, pension, etc)
  • official rent receipt or proof of mortgage and other monthly expenses
  • ID for each adult living in the home with current address (driver's licence, cheque, bill or other mail)
  • proof of family members who are under the applicant's care
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Two blocks south of Dunlop St W on the northside of the Pioneer Pools building
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
42 Anne St S
Unit 2
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 2C9
 
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Intersection Anne St S and Dunlop St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 705-725-1818
Fax 705-725-1732
Website www.barriefoodbank.org/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/barriefoodbank
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/BarrieFoodBank
Primary Contact Michelle Simons, Operations Manager and Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 705-725-1818 ext 3; Email: michelle@barriefoodbank.org
Alternate Contact Marie Ali, Administrative Assistant; Email: marie@barriefoodbank.org
Primary Executive Sharon Palmer, Executive Director; Email: sharon@barriefoodbank.org
Mailing Address PO Box 145 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 4S9

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