Food Donations Needed

The Brantford Food Bank is experiencing high numbers this summer, and has run short of some emergency food items. The Food Bank requires:

  • Canned protein (fish, meat, beans)
  • Dry pasta products
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Fresh produce, eggs and dairy products
  • Frozen meat, fruit and vegetables

The Brantford Food Bank provides food to over 1,150 households per month through its Emergency Food Bank Service. With lower food donations in the summer months, combined with costly back-to-school budgets for families, our community’s need is high. The Food Bank asks for your help to assist families by making food and financial donations.

“Each year, our supplies of certain food items run short through the summer months,” says Heather Vanner, Executive Director. “Hunger is a year-round issue that is not isolated to a few months during the winter. Summer is a time when children are home and right now, families are getting ready to send children back to school. Now that we can accept both non-perishable and fresh food items, these donations help us provide a wide variety of food to families who need our help.”

The Brantford Food Bank provided nearly 774,000 pounds of food to individuals, children and families this past year.

The Food Bank is able to accept fresh and frozen food at its distribution location at 1100 Clarence Street South. Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the same location, or at most grocery stores.

The Brantford Food Bank is open for monetary donations Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Food Bank is open for food donation drop-off Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:45 am, and 12:45 to 4:30 pm.

For more information, please contact: 519-751-4357 or


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