Working Together

How We Help

Food for Life distributes food in three ways:


Agencies

We provide fresh, nutritious food to many agencies throughout Halton Region
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Outreach Programs

Food for Life has established outreach programs in low income neighbourhoods and Halton Community Housing Corporations sites in Oakville, Burlington Acton. Here a trained volunteer coordinator receives food deliveries, promotes the availability of the outreach program to the community and ensures that food is distributed equitably to families and individuals in need.
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Emergency Food

Download the guide:
"If you are need of emergency food in Halton - Where to Get Food in Halton" (PDF).

Agencies

We provide fresh, nutritious food to the following agencies:
  • Acton Food Share

    Acton

    Bethel Christian Refrom Church  (FFL)

    Acton

    Lakeview Seniors Residence (FFL)

    Acton

    LINKS 2 Care

    Acton

    St Alban's Anglican Church - (FFL)

    Acton

    Aldershot Village Residence (FFL)

    Burlington

    Applemead Co-operative Homes (FFL)

    Burlington

    Arthouse

    Burlington

    Bill Shackleton Place (FFL)

    Burlington

    Brant Hills (FFL)

    Burlington

    Burlington East Presbyterian (FFL)

    Burlington

    Burlington Foodbank - PartnershipWest

    Burlington

    Compass Point Bible Church

    Burlington

    Compassion Society of Halton

    Burlington

    Don Quixote Co-operative Homes (FFL)

    Burlington

    Faith Christian Reformed Church (FFL)

    Burlington

    Burlington

    Friday Night Community Dinner/Wellington Square United Church 

    Halton Children's Aid Society

    Burlington

    Halton Islamic Association (FFL)

    Burlington

    Kids Chill Zone -Burlington

    Burlington

    Longmoor Seniors Residence (FFL)

    Burlington

    Maple Crossing / Life Church (FFL)

    Nelson Youth Centre 

    Burlington

    Burlington

    Next Door Space Community Kitchen 

    North BurLinkton Community Dinner

    Burlington

    Burlington

    Our Community Cares - Surrey & Burloak

    Open Doors Food Bank

    Burlington

    Burlington

    Our Kids Network - Aldershot hub

    Burlington

    Pinedale Seniors Housing

    Burlington

    Salvation Army Burlington Community Services

    Burlington

    Shifra Homes

    Burlington

    St Christophers Anglican Church - Open Doors

    Burlington

    St Luke's Anglican Church (FFL)

    Burlington

    Summit Housing and Outreach Programs (FFL)

    Burlington

    Tansley United Church (FFL)

    Burlington

    Community Living

    Georgetown

    Georgetown Breadbasket Foodbank

    Georgetown

    St Alban's Church - Glen Williams (FFL)

    Georgetown

    St John's United Church (FFL)

    Summit Housing 

    Georgetown

    Georgetown

    Food 4 Kids

    Halton

    Halton Food for Thought

    Halton

    Support and Housing Halton

    Halton

    40 Ontario Street Senior’s Resident (FFL)

    Milton

    Bob Rumball Assoc for the Deaf

    Community Living North Halton

    Milton

    Milton

    Grace Anglican Church Community Dinner

    Milton

    Hope Place Centres for Men

    Milton

    Hope Place Centres for Women

    Milton

    Martin House Seniors Residence (FFL)

    Milton

    Milton Bible Church

    Milton Community Dinner (The Meeting House) 

    Milton

    Milton

    Milton Community Resource Centre

    Milton

    Milton Gospel Hall

    Milton Bible Church 

    Milton

    Milton

    Salvation Army- Khi Community 

    Milton

    Birch Glen Co-op Housing (FFL)

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton

    Oakville

    Oakville

    Clearview Christian Reformed Church (FFL)

    Oakville

    Dar Mosque (FFL)

    Oakville

    Dog Guides Canada

    Oakville

    Front Line Outreach

    Oakville

    Glen Oaks Co-operative Homes (FFL)

    Oakville

    Grace House Incorporated

    Oakville

    Hopedale Bible Chapel (FFL)

    Oakville

    Howard & Jean Caine Apartments

    Oakville

    John Rhodes Seniors / Church of St Peter & St Paul

    Oakville

    Kerr Street Mission

    Oakville

    Kerr Street Seniors Tea (John Rhodes)

    Lighthouse for Grieving Children

    Merchants Gate Co-operative Housing 

    Oakville

    Oakville

    Oakville

    Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre

    Oakville

    Oakridge Chapel (FFL)

    Oakville

    Positive Space Network

    Oakville

    Salvation Army Lighthouse Shelter

    Oakville

    St Jude's Anglican Church (FFL)

    Oakville

    St. Hilda's  Anglican Church (FFL)

    Oakville

    Youth Centres - Bronte

    Oakville

    Youth Centres - Nottinghill

    Oakville

    Youth centres - QEPCCC

    Oakville

    Summit Housing and Outreach Community Kitchen 

    Support and Housing Halton

    YMCA Oakville - Youth Engagement 

    Oakville

    Oakville

    Oakville

    SUMMER CAMPS

    Chillzone Summer Camp- Tansley

    Burlington

    Chillzone Summer Camp- Calvary Baptist

    Burlington

    Arthouse Summer Camp

    Oakville / Burlington

    Kerr Street Camp

    Oakville

    Camp Dakota

    Oakville

    Community Cares Camp - Surrey Lane

    Community Cares Camp - Burloak

    OUTSIDE OF HALTON

    Eden Food for Change

    Mission Services

    Salvation Army Hamilton

    The Compass (food bank), Mississauga

    Minto - Triple H Recovery Homes

    Neighbour to Neighbour

    Food with Grace - Waterdown

    Good Shepherd

    Kings Way Blessing Centre

ReFresh Foods

ReFresh Foods is a food logistics and redistribution program of Food for Life

ReFresh Foods collects surplus perishable (including fresh & frozen) and non-perishable food products for redistribution to local food banks and social service agencies. Our goal is to reduce hunger in Halton region by collecting surplus perishable and non-perishable food items from the corporate food industry for redistribution to food banks and social service agencies.

ReFresh Foods is a program geared toward helping families in need. The clients who receive food from ReFresh might not otherwise have access to fresh, nutritious food. But ReFresh is not delivering the typical “food bank” food – our focus is on delivering a variety of perishable, healthy items, and we bring this right into the community to help fight hunger. The added benefit is that we are diverting this food from being wasted and ending up in landfills.

The growth of ReFresh can be attributed to the fact that more companies are becoming aware not only of ReFresh Foods, but at its simplest, that there is a huge issue of hunger and need in Halton Region. The donors who help support ReFresh have shown incredible corporate responsibility and have found ways to provide their surplus food to ReFresh at no cost. These food donors understand their liability is protected by law, and work closely with ReFresh to ensure proper transfer and delivery of this fresh food. We always welcome calls from these generous corporate food donors.

ReFresh Foods collects from any of the following within Halton Region (Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Acton and Georgetown )
• food manufacturers
• food processors
• food distributors
• primary food producers

What Can We Collect?

Perishable and non-perishable (including fresh & frozen) quality food items that are:
• close to code
• surplus
• have damaged or mislabeled packaging
• discontinued

Who can participate in the ReFresh Foods Program?

Halton Region food banks and front line social service agencies who provide emergency food to recipients of social assistance including single parent families, families and individuals on disability pension, low-income working families, recent immigrants, seniors and youth. Agencies can contact the Food for Life Executive Director for information on ReFresh Foods membership.

ReFresh Food Member Agencies

Bill Shackleton Place
Bob Rumball Association for the Deaf
Compassion Society of Halton
Compass Point Bible Church
Community Living North Halton
Food for Life
Georgetown Bread Basket
Glad Tidings Pentacostal Church - North Burlington Community Dinners
Halton Food for Thought
Home Suite Hope
Hope Place Recovery Centres- Halton Recovery House
Hope Place Recovery Centres -Women's Treatment Centre
Kerr Street Ministries
Life Church Education - Maple Crossing
Milton Bible Church
Milton Community Resource Centre Infant Food Bank
North Burlington Baptist Church
Our Community Cares
Our Kids Network- Acton Hub
Our Kids Network - Aldershot Hub
Salvation Army Burlington Community and Family Services
Salvation Army Milton
St. Alban's Anglican Church - Acton
St. Christopher's Anglican Church
St. Jude's Anglican Church
Shifra Homes Inc.
Wellington Square United Church

ReFresh Foods Advisory Council

The Refresh Foods Advisory Council is comprised of staff and volunteers from each participating member of ReFresh Foods

Chairperson - Chris Roberts, Executive Director Food for Life
Mina Wahidi, Compassion Society of Halton
Esperanza Peacock, Georgie Kearns, Compass Point Bible Church
Gary O'Neill, Kerr Street Ministries
Kelly Guiliani, Our Community Cares - ROCK
Janice Moro, Home Suite Hope
Sheila Slattery-Ford, Our Kids Network- Aldershot Hub
Alison Hilborn, Our Kids Network- Acton Hub
Elena DiBattista, Our Kids Network
Tisha Shea, Hope Place Centres
Jeff Johnston, Burlington Salvation Army Community and Family Services
Fred Grigsby, St. Christopher's Anglican Church
Paul Millar, Bill Shackleton Place
Ron Adams, Wellington Square United Church
Brian Galligan, St. Alban's Anglican Church - Acton
Marisa Prada, Salvation Army Milton

Outreach Programs

Food for Life has established outreach programs in low income neighbourhoods in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown & Acton.

Food for Life Outreach Programs are established within neighbourhoods often in conjunction with a community partner – a church, Halton Community Housing Corporation and or a community agency (ie. Halton Multicultural Council). A community member serves as the Outreach Program Volunteer Co-ordinator. The trained co-ordinator is responsible for both managing the outreach program to ensure the program’s objectives are met, and for receiving food deliveries, promoting the availability of the outreach program to the community and ensure that food is distributed equitably to families and individuals in need.

Programs may be held in a community room, a church, or community agency. An outreach program provides clients in need with direct access to fresh food within their neighbourhood where transportation access to food is a barrier. The food is delivered by the Food for Life truck and is generally distributed one of three ways to clients:

  • Self serve; where clients come in and make their selection from tables where the food is displayed
  • Bagged; where the volunteers divide the food into containers, and the clients then come and collect their container
  • Bagged and delivered; where the volunteers divide the food into containers, and then deliver the containers to the clients

Burlington

  • Applemead Co-op (for an article on the Applemead Garden Project, click here)
  • Arthouse
  • Bill Shackleton Place
  • Belvenia Outreach
  • Brant Hills Presbyterian Church
  • Burlington East Presbyterian Church
  • Don Quixote Co-op
  • Faith Christian Reformed Church
  • Fassel Outreach
  • Halton Children’s Aid Society
  • Halton Mosque - Tuesday
  • Halton Mosque - Wednesday
  • Halton Multicultural Council - Tuesday
  • Halton Multicultural Council - Friday
  • Longmoor Seniors Outreach
  • Maple Crossing Co-op
  • Nelson Co-op
  • Our Community Cares
  • Pinedale Seniors Outreach
  • St. Luke’s Anglican Church
  • St. Matthew-on-the-Plain
  • Tansley United Church

Oakville

  • Arthouse
  • Birch Glen Co-op
  • Clearview Christian Reformed Church
  • Front Line Outreach - Elm Road
  • Front Line Outreach Summer BBQs:
    • Abbeyview
    • Brays Lane
    • Elm Road
    • Donaghy Square
    • Golden Briar
  • Glen Oaks Co-op
  • Halton Multicultural Council
  • Kerr Seniors Outreach
  • Oakridge Bible Chapel
  • St. Hilda’s Anglican Church
  • St. Jude's Anglican Church
  • Seedlings Childcare

Milton

  • Halton Multicultural Council
  • Martin House Seniors Outreach
  • Milton Bible Church (click here for article from Milton Champion)

Acton

Georgetown

Donors & Sponsors

Food for Life recognizes cumulative giving on our website and in our Annual Report. Donations over $1,000 are listed below. For a complete list of 2015/16 donors, please see our annual report. To view our 2015/16 audited financial statements, please click here.

Benefactors

Patrons

Supporters

Contributors

United Ways

Vehicle Sponsorships

You may view our Registered Charity Information Returns through the Canada Revenue Agency website by clicking here.

Food Donors

Food for Life thanks all of our generous food donors who help feed our community every day.

In 2011 Food for Life presented the Golden Apple Food Donor Awards recognizing food donors who contributed over 10,000 pounds of food to our programs in the last year. The Award Recipients are as follows:Sobeys Distribution Centre, Ippolito Food and Produce, Bayshore Vegetable Shippers, Fearmans Pork, Gordon Food Services, Sodexo, Cobs Bread, Whole Foods, Goodness Me, Longos, Costco Burlington and Oakville and Wallace & Carey. The following list recognizes all food donors which contributed throughout the year.

Food for Life Food Donors

ReFresh Foods Food Donors

  • Alasko
  • Allison'sFarm Market
  • BakeryDelight
  • BayshoreVegetable Shippers
  • BrandtMeats
  • Canada Dryand Motts
  • Costco –Burlington
  • DeJong'sDairy
  • E.D Smith
  • FaithChristian Reformed Church
  • FearmansPork
  • Food Bankof Waterloo
  • Food BanksCanada
  • Fresh FoodBox
  • GeorgetownBread Basket
  • GordonFood Services
  • HaltonCrime Stoppers
  • HaltonFood for Thought
  • HaltonFruit Tree Project
  • HolidayInn Burlington
  • HolidayInn Oakville
  • IppolitoFood and Produce
  • JohnsonMachine Company
  • KerrStreet Ministries
  • LoblawsSuperstore-Milton
  • Millard’sRefrigeration
  • MississaugaFood Bank
  • Ocean toOcean
  • Ontario Associationof Food Banks
  • RadhaSoami Society Farm
  • ReckittBenkiser
  • Rona MSBike Tour
  • RoselandProduce
  • SecondHarvest
  • SodexoCanada
  • SobeysDistribution Center-Milton
  • StarbuckCoffee Company
  • SyscoCanada
  • Voortmans
  • Wallace& Carey
  • Weston Bakeries