WHAT WE DO
Community Food Share distributes emergency food aid to the residents of the Dundas and Stormont Counties. Food Bank Coordinators monitor the distribution of food, organize and keep confidential client records and supervise the volunteers.
WHAT FOOD ITEMS DO WE NEED
Some suggestions are canned pasta, canned fruit (398 ml and 796 ml), canned vegetables (398 ml and 540 ml), cereal (no sugared or nuts almonds, etc.), kraft dinner, pork and beans, pasta sauce, crackers, canned meat/tuna and children’s snacks – Rice Krispie squares, granola bars, fruit and pudding cups, juice boxes, crackers and cheese.
WHERE DOES THE FOOD COME FROM
The food is provided through the generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses in our community. Many corporate donors provide food that was not sold due to over-production or that has slightly damaged packaging. When we receive monetary donations we purchase specific food items that help balance the nutritional value of the food distributed to those in need.
OTHER ITEMS WE NEED
We also need:
Toiletries – shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, laundry soap
Baby items – diapers, baby wipes, baby food, cereal and formula
HOW IS FOOD DISTRIBUTED
People who use food banks do so because they have no other choice. They are from all parts of the community and from different backgrounds and circumstances. Each client is given a five-day supply of nutritionally-balanced food for each family member. Clients are allowed to visit no more than once a month and the vast majority use the food bank only a few times. Clients must choose which location they will visit so there is no overlapping service.
Volunteers after picking apples at AppleStock Orchard