COVID-19 is changing the way we lead our daily lives. The Lakefield Community Food Bank also has had to make changes. We continue to provide food for our recipients who are struggling at this time. We have, however, needed to change how we operate in order to provide this service. This decision was made to protect our clients & volunteers, and to prevent the transmission of the virus throughout our community.
We remain open on Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Food items will be pre-packaged (according to recipients’ family sizes), and distributed OUTSIDE.
RECIPIENTS are asked to please do the following:
• Remain outside the building
• Sign in with a volunteer who will be standing outside by 7:30 a.m.
• Come to the door, one at a time, when called, to receive food.
• Those registering for the first time must bring ID for themselves and everyone in their household.
• Maintain the recommended social distancing of 2 metres.
We are grateful for all the support of donations that we receive from the community. We are so fortunate that we live in a caring and giving community.
Our food bank is entirely volunteer run. We depend on community donations to help us provide food for many individuals and their families. More people are having to turn to our food bank for help, and it is important to us that we are there to give them the support that they need.
If you are able to support us, food donations can be dropped off at the food bank on Mondays between 10:00 and 11:00. During this hour, we will place a bin outside the Regent Street door for the drop-off of food donations. (Only volunteers are allowed into the building.) An alternate drop-off location is available at Lakefield Foodland.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Lakefield Community Food Bank please make cheque payable to:
A tax receipt can be given for donations over $20. Please provide your mailing address to in order to receive a tax receipt.
Lakefield Community Food Bank is a ministry of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Lakefield and a member agency of Kawartha Food Share. So far in 2020, we are assisting an average of 64 households a week—with an average of 124 people in these households. There is an average of 124 people a week in our community in Selwyn Township, Douro-Dummer Township and Curve Lake First Nations.