Mandate:

To provide a week’s worth of non-perishable groceries to those who are clients of the Food Bank.

Board:

President:  Carol Ann Trabert
Treasurer:  Gail Kassie
Secretary: Antonette Mollicone
Director of Operations: Gary Vogan

You may contact any of the Board through our ‘contact us’ link—we will gladly direct your inquiry to the person named.

 

Volunteers:

In addition to the Board, there are about 25 people who comprise the Distributor Teams,  Delivery Team, Collection Team, Pack Team, Depot Team and Fundraising Team.  We are grateful for all the volunteers who serve at the Food Bank, offering generously of their time and expertise.

 

Charitable number:

R/N 84735 1608 RR0001

 

History:

The King Township Food Bank was first organized in September 2004. The first distribution was January 2005.  The Food Bank’s incorporation became effective in July, 2010.

 

The King Township Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers. 
We are grateful for the huge expertise that they bring to the organization through their professional and career skills, as well as their passion for continual improvement in our systems.

How We Operate

Registration Process

Registering you and your family unit is simple, requiring only proof of residency in King Township.  A family unit comprises all those residing at the same address, including live-in members who are not related. Registrants need only provide proof of residency in King to receive assistance.  A drivers license or utility bill with your address is sufficient proof of residency.

You will need to complete a registration form which is updated annually.  The form does not ask for personal information beyond listing the names and ages of all the users of the Food Bank within the family.  The ages help ensure you receive the appropriate food, such as infant formula.  The registration form is kept strictly confidential.

Email us at ktfoodbak@gmail.com or call the Food Bank line (905) 806-1125 to register.  Please leave a number where you can be reached.  Every call is handled confidentially

Our email and dedicated phone line are monitored daily.  We will return your call or email as soon as possible. Be sure to let us know what time of day is best for returning your call.

When you contact us, please provide your name and telephone number, and that the purpose of your call is to register.  Every call is important to us.

Every call and email is handled confidentially.

Gary in Depot

Food Distribution

Each family unit must be registered at a Distribution Centre in order to receive food. Transfers are possible, but only the registered Centre will release food to a family.

Distribution Day is the THIRD Saturday of every month from 9a.m.-11a.m, with the possible exception of December, which is scheduled according to how Christmas falls in the week. Distribution is from three locations across King Township – King City, Kettleby and Nobleton.

Visit the Distribution Dates page to see the next food distribution date.

Registrants who are concerned about confidentiality may elect to pick up their food at a distribution location outside of where they live.

Registrants not needing the Food Bank temporarily are requested to advise by phone, indicating their name and Distribution Centre.  An unexplained absence will be taken to mean no further need for assistance, and the name will be removed from the registration files.  This means that no allocation will be shipped to the Centre the following month.

Food Assistance

Food assistance includes prepacked boxes of foods selected to offer a week of foodstuffs that are non-perishable, as well as pet kibble and toilet paper. Not boxed, but also included are cereal, crackers, cookies, peanut butter, and juice. A supplement of food cards if given to assist with perishable purchases. Breads and fresh produce are provided with the selection being seasonal. Finally there is a green box program that allows registrants to shop without restriction from amongst all the items that are donated but which are not suitable for the menu boxes. This is where you will find everything from artichokes to zucchini..pickled, along with chocolate sauce and clam chowder, canned oysters and oregano. Some are past date, and users are asked to read labels carefully.

Food Card Assistance

In the event a registrant is receiving cards in lieu of boxes, the following applies:

  • Single receives $40
  • Couple receives $45
  • Family receives $80

This is based on the cost to us of the contents of the Single Box, Basic Box and Family Box.

The food card supplement of $10 per person is added to the above amounts. Pet kibble, toilet paper, produce, bread, and green box items are available in addition to the food cards. Contents of the Green Boxes are also available.

Please note that the Food Card program is not a guaranteed program, but an option available if circumstances allow. Priority is given to those with dietary restrictions. All others may register for this option after a minimum of 3 months of receiving Food Boxes. Registrants should speak with their Distributor.

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Sources of food and funds

We are very grateful to the generous King Township Community, who are entirely the source of our food and funds. Through the energy of various groups we receive food donations, and through the generosity of businesses, organizations and individuals we receive the necessary funds to meet our needs of about $80,000 a year.  Whenever possible, we apply for grants to help offset our overhead.

Over 92% of directly donated dollars goes into the purchase of food.