act as the direct source by which needy children and their families in
Peel municipality, Canada get donated food and other basic household items
A.C.F. Food Bank is based on the simple concept that some children and
people are hungry while others have an abundance of food. Donated food
from the community is collected by the food bank and distributed through a
network of social services agencies. The agencies that receive this food
serve tens of thousands of men, congregate meals for women and
children every day through food boxes.
The Food Bank also offers a variety of services to the community in the
form of food boxes delivered to the homeless and handicapped youth, food
distributions in low-income areas as well as a program that offers food
boxes at an affordable cost to those experiencing hardship.
A.C.F. Food Bank collects and distributes food to partner agencies.
The Food Bank receives food from various sources including grocery stores,
grocery suppliers, growers, produce warehouses, Food Drives and
food donations from corporate and individual supporters. Partner agencies
receive food in the form of non-perishable items in order to provide
congregate meals or stock a food pantry. Agencies also receive Emergency
Food Boxes and Emergency baby Boxes filled with a three-day supply of food
for their recipients.
Other services and programs include: site distributions
where food is disseminated amongst members of a community through churches
or community centres, food boxes delivered to the homebound elderly parent
with children and handicapped, a program that allows people throughout the
community to stretch their dollars and purchase a food box from the Food
Bank, and a training program that teaches culinary skills to low-income
people. More information is available by clicking of any of the links on
the left menu