Following the restrictions placed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are postponing our 35th annual Food Blitz which had been scheduled for May 2nd.
Our Food Blitz each spring is an essential food drive for us, as it stocks up our shelves for the upcoming summer months when donations typically slow down. Need for the food bank is great, our future demand is unpredictable, dependant upon the length of the COVID-19 shutdown and what the economic recovery looks like.
Kingston’s Friends Feeding Friends providing groceries to Kingstonians affected by Covid-19
The Davies Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Partners in Mission Foodbank, No Frills Supermarkets, and a community of Kingston philanthropists, is pleased to announce Kingston’s Friends Feeding Friends which will provide over $500,000 worth of groceries to Kingstonians who have lost their income and are in financial distress due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Partners in Mission Food Bank is open.
For our clients:
In order to implement safe social distancing, clients will not enter the building for any reason, therefore our washroom is not available. Please dress for the elements!
At this time, for our afternoon grocery hamper pickup we will ask to see identification only. No signature required.
Clients will be met by staff at the front and directed to our grocery hamper pickup area one person at a time. Staff will then assist with groceries outside of the building.
March 13, 2020 -
Dear community members,
With growing concerns around COVID-19, Partners in Mission Food Bank wanted to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment to our community moving forward. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is of the utmost importance and we are following the lead of our local and Canadian public health agencies during this important time.
Is your organization looking to help out #ygk community in need?
We are looking for teams (10ppl minimum) to help us out with our 35th Annual Food Blitz on Saturday May 2nd, 2020.
All donations are welcome! These are suggestions for our most needed items:
Partners in Mission Food Bank will be closed Tuesday December 24 at 12 noon and open again Thursday January 2 at 8:30am. Have a safe and happy holiday #ygk!
A Message from Our Executive Director Dan Irwin:
As I complete my first six months as Executive Director at Partners in Mission Food Bank, my first thoughts are how thankful I am to the Kingston community for your continued support. Help has been given by many who want to ensure that this vital piece of the community continues to survive and provide for our neighbours in need.