My name is Cindy Oliver and I’m the manager of the Food Bank and Distribution for the Brantford Food Bank. I began working for Community Resource Service (the Brantford Food Bank) in a contract position as the Program Manager for the Christmas Basket Program in 2005 and was offered and accepted the position of Food Bank Manager in January 2006. I continue to manage the Christmas Basket program as well.
I was born, raised and reside in Brantford. My passion is reading and has been since I first learned to read The Little Engine That Could. I love weekend road trips, dinner out with friends and even though I sometimes grumble, family get togethers for birthdays, holidays or just because!
I love the variety my job has to offer. The food bank provides many other programs in addition to emergency food services. We have an Income Tax Program, Back Pack Program and our Good Food Box. These are much needed services that we are able to provide to our clients and community members.
One of the best things about my job is the staff and volunteers that I work with on a daily basis. Everything that these programs accomplish is due in a huge part to their dedication and hard work. People will say what a success the Back Pack program or Christmas Baskets was, and what a good job I did, but you are only as good as the staff and volunteers that support you.