Kick-Off the Municipal Food Drive

Help the Brantford Food Bank KICK-OFF the 7th Annual Thanks-4-Giving Municipal Food Drive

The Brantford Food Bank is kicking off the Thanks-4-Giving Municipal Food Drive on Saturday, September 27 from 11 am-1 pm at the Equal Ground Garden, Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Road. Brantford Food Bank staff, volunteers, supporters of the Equal Ground Garden and community members will help kick-off the food drive with a free BBQ lunch and the opportunity to see the garden that helps feed the community. Remarks from local dignitaries will commence at 11:45 am. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at this event and all are welcome to attend.

The Brantford Food Bank provides food to over 1,150 households per month through its Emergency Food Bank Service. With Thanksgiving being only a few weeks away, donations are needed for families who could use some help to provide nourishing meals for their families. The Food Bank asks for your help to assist families by making food donations to help reach its goal of 25,000 lbs of food raised from October 1 through 31.

The Equal Ground Garden at Brantwood Farms is the host site for this year’s Kick Off Event. The garden is fully volunteer-run and coordinated by the Branlyn Neighbourhood Association, with Union Gas and the Tim Hortons Foundation as partners. Currently in its 4th year of harvesting, this garden has helped the Brantford Food Bank to provide 9,300 lbs of fresh food to its clients in 2013 alone.

“The Brantford Food Bank is committed to providing fresh, healthy food to our clients whenever we can. Hosting this year’s Municipal Food Drive launch in the garden symbolizes our commitment to providing fresh food to the clients that come through our doors,” says Heather Vanner, Executive Director. “The Equal Ground Garden has been a wonderful partner and provider to our local Food Bank. By providing fresh grown vegetables to the Food Bank, nurtured by members of our local community, the Equal Ground Garden volunteers have shown true community spirit and caring.”

The Brantford Food Bank will accept donations of both non perishable, fresh and frozen products.

Food items that are most needed include:

  • Canned pasta
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Pork and beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Fresh produce, eggs and dairy products
  • Frozen meat, fruit and vegetables

The Food Bank is able to accept fresh and frozen food at its distribution location at 1100 Clarence Street South. 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.

Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the same location, or at most local grocery stores.

For more information, please call:
519-751-4357

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