December is here and we are approaching the end of another year. For most of us this is a time to celebrate with friends and family. It is a busy time with plenty of joy to go around. It does bring a bit of stress decorating, baking, and cooking. I hope that the good times outweigh those stresses in your life.
Partners in Mission Food Bank is proud to announce that we have been named a 2023 Top 10 Canadian Food Bank for the third year in a row by Charity Intelligence. Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors. Charity Intelligence’s reports and ratings help Canadians give confidently.
A message from our Executive Director... I say this all too often, but the summers do go by so quickly! From late July until late September some days we can look like a farmers’ market as our local gardeners, farmers, with our inmate gardens at Collins Bay and Joyceville institutions share their produce. It is wonderful to see.
The nice weather many of us have been waiting for has arrived. It is lovely to see new growth and the fresh green colours. Some are even starting to harvest their early garden produce. Thank you to those who have been donating their extras to us.
Thank you for supporting our 2023 Food Blitz. We collected 20,100 lbs of food and $30,878.
Our staff recently completed training centred around serving homeless people.
This article is "Top 10 Things Every Front Line Staff Should Know about Homeless Patrons."
We feel this is for everyone. It helps understand challenges and perspective of the unhoused.
Please join us for our Open House Event on Saturday March 25th !
Staff will provide information about our program and a tour of our warehouse at 140 Hickson Avenue.
This event is FREE!
Feed Ontario's Recommendations for the 2023 Ontario Budget
In order to reduce poverty and address Ontario’s food insecurity and affordability issues, Feed Ontario has put forward the following for inclusion in the next provincial budget:
We have a new pickup location to better serve Kingston West!
Clients that may find it easier to pick up in the west end are now able to call us Wednesdays (one week in advance) to pick up at St. Paul's The Apostle Parish at 1111 Taylor Kidd Boulevard.