Facts About The Food Bank
We are a charitable organization run solely by volunteers.
Our 2020 operating expense exceeded $ 113,000 which includes rent, restocking food items as needed, along with bi-weekly purchases of milk and eggs.. A full order of milk and eggs costs $1200.00 on average per month.
Our warehouse/distribution centre is located in Parkway Storage on Pickering Parkway in Pickering. If you have a donation to drop off to us, please contact us by email to make arrangements. firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our clients live in the Ajax-Pickering area.
Clients may visit the food bank up to 2 times in one month.
For the year 2020 we have had a 25% increase in food bank use compared to 2019.
We have 6 volunteer drivers who regularly pick up food from drop off bins located in grocery stores and other sites.
Drivers use their personal vehicles - the food bank does not own any vehicles.
Most of our drivers work at regular jobs and fit their collection schedules into their daily routines.
It takes the combined efforts of about 26 volunteers to operate the warehouse and client food distribution programs.
Most of our volunteers are retired but we draw support from all segments of the community.
When we need extra help for special projects, we can call on church or club partners to supply work teams as well as individual community members.