Numbers are up and our shelves are empty

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve seen the ever-increasing cost of groceries, so it likely comes as no surprise to you that the number of families visiting our food bank just keeps going up. 

For example, this May set a record for the number of individuals accessing our food bank at 526. The record it broke had just been set two months prior in March at 512. From January to May this year, we’ve helped 2,450 people from 1,421 families – that’s an increase over last year’s numbers of 19% and 15% respectively. June is on track to have similarly high numbers. 

Want to see more stats? Click here for our 2023 Stats at a Glance. 

Given such consistently high numbers, it comes as no surprise that our food bank shelves are getting bare. For example, we’re down to just 11 boxes of cereal. Can you donate some nonperishables to help stock our shelves? You can see our full-list of most needed items here, but we’re running particularly low on:

  • cereal
  • snack crackers
  • juice crystals
  • canned tomatoes
  • rice
  • canned tuna

Donations can be dropped off at our main office doors Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 3:30. (Please note that we will be closed on July 3 for Canada Day.) Thank you to everyone who supports our organization!