The Centre Wellington Food Bank is dedicated to ending hunger in this community by providing food, resources and compassionate support. With no government funding for Food Banks, everything we distribute comes from donations of food and money.
When Food Bank clients register for assistance, the data they submit show that they are among the most vulnerable in our community. Last year almost 900 individuals looked to the Food Bank for help and 55% of this number represented children under the age of 18. Food Bank clients include the working poor, the unemployed, individuals on social assistance and people living on a fixed income such as seniors and those with a disability.
The number of new clients in 2013 was far higher than in any previous year and the demand for food has more than doubled since 2008.
Beyond providing food, the Food Bank supports the community as a first stop for those needing help, making connections to other agencies and programs, providing advice in times of crisis, fostering self-esteem through cooking classes and volunteering, sharing its commercial kitchen with not-for-profit groups and supporting those working for social justice and fighting poverty.
If you are seeking food for yourself and your family or if you know someone who is dealing with hunger, the Centre Wellington Food Bank is ready to lend a helping hand.
Would you like to help out at the Food Bank? Are you a high school student who needs community service hours? Are you interested in supporting or hosting an event?