Barrie Families Unite

Service: Community Needs Fulfilment

Record #: BAR3559
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 06 Sep 2023


Description (Service) Provides clothing, household items, medical aid devices and food to those in need.
  • requests acknowledged within 24 hours via email and/or phone call
  • 48-72 hour turn around goal from initial request to porch delivery. Items can also be picked up at BFU warehouse in SE Barrie (* warehouse relocates to Bayfield Mall mid-Nov to mid Jan)
  • frequency of requests for assistance is once per 90 days for a maximum of 4 emergency requests, submitted in three month intervals, over a one year cycle
  • provide 'start over' kits which contain household items - linens, table ware, kitchen tools and small appliances
  • help with food gaps related to specific dietary needs, diapers/toiletries, small grocery order to tide people over til their next Food Bank order, etc.
  • holds clothing drives and free pop up shops throughout the year
  • support with physical items only, no cash or gift cards
  • accepts donations of gently used items including clothing, household items, infant diapers & formula, adult diapers & liquid nutrition, ie Boost (partial pkg's/cases accepted)
  • unable to accept furniture, large appliances
  • accepts monetary donations
  • confidential & respectful
  • numerous Community resources available on incredibly active, moderated Facebook group/page
  • collaborates with other social agencies for most effective use of available resources
  • Volunteer driven and supported. Always looking for passionate, positive people to join us in support of their endeavours. High School Students welcome.

Service Details

Hours Delivery fulfilments: Mon-Sat, hours vary.
Warehouse hours: Mon-Sat 9 am-12 noon.
Areas Served Simcoe County ; within 40 km radius of Barrie City Hall, * via client pick-up only. Delivery available within Barrie.
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Self and Agency referral using 'Request Assistance' form on website. 
Agencies can opt to not identify clients.
Languages English; Use email supported by Google Translate. Happy to use a translator.
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location Front side of the warehouse complex, blue door. Magnetic blue Barrie Families Unite sign on the door.
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
49 Truman Rd, Unit S5
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 8Y7
Intersection Huronia Rd and Truman Rd (Deb’s Place Reataurant)
Physical Access Accessible entrance

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-300-5515
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Instagram Instagram:
YouTube YouTube:
Primary Executive Nikki Glahn, Founder

Agency Overview