The Brantford Food Bank offers an Emergency Food Bank Service to individuals and families in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations. This includes low-income families, children, the elderly, abuse survivors and the homeless. We also provide a Food Distribution Service to 23 other food and meal providers in our community. We believe that every person should have nutritious food and balanced meals.
We operate solely on donations and grants. Your generosity enables us to provide food to over 1,020 households who turn to our organization each month, as well as additional people who use other local food programs that we support.
When we pass on a simple box of food, we are privileged to witness the gratitude and hope in the eyes of the people we help. Because of you, a single parent can feed their children tonight, a senior has food in their cupboard for breakfast tomorrow, and a youth living on the street has nutritious food in their stomach.
Thank you for supporting our commitment to our community and the people in it. It is because of you, that we can continue to provide, not only food, but hope and support to our neighbours through difficult times.
Details for Clients
The Brantford Food Bank intake office is open to serve those in need of an emergency food kit every Tuesday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
Beginning April 1, 2020 the Food Bank will serve clients by appointment only. Please call 519-751-4357 ext 225 to make an appointment.
For those needing assistance:
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Please remember to bring your ID, as well as ID for each person in your household who requires food. For more information about acceptable forms of identification, please click here. You will also need to bring your own shopping bags to take home your groceries.
Details for Donors
The Brantford Food Bank is open for monetary donations Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
We are also accepting monetary donations as normal at this time; however, we do encourage you to do so online, over the phone, or through mail if possible.
Online donations can be made through Canada Helps.
Mail donations can be sent to us at:
1100 Clarence St. S Suite 202,
Brantford, ON N3S 7N8
You can easily print off this Online-Printable Donation Form, fill it out and mail it to us to make a donation. Or email it to us at email@example.com
Phone donations can be done with your credit card by calling us at 519-751-4357
The Food Bank is open for food donation drop-off Monday through Friday 8:30am – 11:45am and 12:45pm – 4:30pm at the back of our building (entrance is off of Newport St, you will see a fence and a loading dock). Please note that we can accept fresh and frozen food at our distribution location during regular drop-off hours.
All funds raised in our community stay in our community.
For more information on the Brantford Food Bank and our services please contact us.
Details for Other Agencies
We support many other agencies in our community. Clients from Nova Vita, the Sexual Assault Centre, and others, are supported through our Start-Up Kit Referral program.