Information on Finding Food

Information on
Finding Food

Need Food?
We will help!

The Renfrew & District Food Bank provides food to people in need.

You can pick-up a food hamper, once a month, on one of the days we are open. Each hamper contains a variety of non-perishable groceries plus milk, eggs, meat and bread, when available. You will also receive a voucher to use at local grocery stores for additional dairy products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to few questions we are often asked. Click the questions to view each answer.

If you have additional questions, please email us at info@renfrewfoodbank.ca

How to access food for the first time

As a first time client you need to visit the food bank during one of our open days and hours shown here.

You will need to bring identification for all the members of your family that you wish to receive food for.

Your first visit will include a simple registration (5 to 10 minutes) then one of our volunteers will walk you through the process to receive food. If you have any questions please feel free to ask during that first visit or email us at info@renfrewfoodbank.ca

Do I have to make make an appointment or can I just drop in?

Appointments are not required, please just drop in during our opening hours. The beginning of each day we open is quite busy, so we recommend visit after the first hour has past. Your total visit will take about 10 to 20 minutes.

What products are available?

We provide food for 2-3 days once a month. Each hamper contains a variety of non-perishable groceries plus milk, eggs, meat and bread, when available. You will also receive a voucher to use at local grocery stores for additional dairy products. The Food Bank strives to provide healthy and nutritious food. When possible, clients are able to make their own food choices, however, depending on demand and availability, choice is sometimes limited.

Is there only food available?

Periodically, non-food products are available such as Shampoo, Soap, Toilet Tissue, Toothpaste, Feminine Hygiene Products, Baby Food and Diapers.

What should I do if I'm completely out of food?

If you find yourself in a emergency food situation, please call 613-433-9216 and a volunteer will get back to you.
We do provide supplemental food after your first visit/allotment of food in each month. We are here to eliviate food insecurity in our community.

What happens on my first visit?

When you check in, you will be asked to share information such as how many people are in your family, housing status, etc. During this interview, we will ask you to provide identification for members in the household. We only use this information to confirm numbers and no copies of identification is kept on file. Your personal information is confidential and is used by the Renfrew Food Bank to better understand our clients’ circumstances, and to advocate on their behalf.

Do you share my information with anyone?

Personal information is not shared with other organizations outside of the Renfrew Food Bank network. We do not share your information with the government including Ontario Works or Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

What if I am outside of the food bank’s area?

If you live outside the service area for our food bank we will provide you with food at that visit but will then connect you to the food bank that serves your area. Not sure what food bank you should visit please email us at info@renfrewfoodbank.ca

Open Dates and Times

March 2nd 9:30 a.m to Noon
March 9th 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
March 16th 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March 23rd 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
March 30th 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
   
April 6th 9:30 a.m to Noon
April 13th 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
April 20th 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
April 27th 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Call 613-433-9216

For more information or if you are in an emergency food situation, please call 613-433-9216 and a volunteer will get back to you.