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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2009, 06:26:07 PM »


Daily Bread Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street
Toronto ON M8V 2E7

If you are in need of food for yourself and/or your family, please call 416-203-0050 and Daily Bread will refer you to a neighbourhood food bank in your area.

What you need to bring
When you visit a food bank, you will be asked for information about your income, your address and your expenditures. It is important to bring the following:
Identification for all family members
Proof of income and expenditures (rent, hydro, basic phone)
Proof of your current address
This information is asked the first time you visit the food bank. You will not be required to bring it each time, but you should have your identification.

Annex Animal Hospital, Toronto
This year we hope to raise the equivalent of 900 lbs. of food to help feed families and their pets within our community.  Clients are welcome to stop by the hospital to inquire or to make a donation.  We are also registered with the Daily Bread Food Bank under the team name of Annex Animal Hospital if you wish to donate over the phone or online.
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2009, 05:28:07 PM »

Canada-Barriere-British Columbia-

Barriere Star Journal December 7, 2009

"“Elli Kohnert, who says she is retired, but is still known as the ‘go to’ person for animals in need, is lately receiving more and more calls from people who find it difficult to provide food for their pets,” says Good Dog Obedience instructor Jill Hayward, “These are good people who just need a little temporary assistance to tide them over the rough times so they can retain their pets – much loved members of their family. Having to give up a four legged member of the family is very traumatic for those of us who share our lives with them.”

"Hayward noted that Kohnert also needs pet food for those cats or dogs who are in transition; be they lost or unwanted, until she can find a suitable home for them.

"As a result, the ‘Pet Food Needed’ project has been launched in the Lower North Thompson by area pet lovers with support from a number of Barriere merchants.

“"Pet Food drop boxes are set up at AG Foods, Country Feeds, and the Star/Journal. Those who want to lend a hand can drop off canned or dry pet foods at any of these locations,” said Hayward, “Barriere IDA is also offering some super deals at their store on Dec. 20 for those who come with pet food to donate.”

"Hayward says every little bit will help, and if you have pet food to be picked up from your residence call Elli at 250-672-9387.

"Kohnert will collect the food donated from the drop boxes, and will disperse the food accordingly from her residence. Owners who need temporary assistance may contact her at the above telephone number.

“"This is to help members of our area communities,” said Hayward, “The ones who give unconditional love – the pets.”"

Barriere Star Journal December 14, 2009

“"The call for pet food only started last week and already the drop boxes at AG Foods, Country Feeds and the Star/Journal have been emptied once,” says area animal rescue person Elli Kohnert.

"Kohnert is helping pet owners in the community who are in need of assistance to maintaining their companion animals. She says those helped so far want to say how much they appreciate the generosity of the local communities.

"These people are committed to care for their companions,” said Kohnert, “But sometimes situations arise where that becomes very difficult, and they must ask for help to see them through a tough time. It is great to see the enthusiasm residents show for this project from the Barriere businesses that are supporting it; to the kind folks who are donating pet food. Thank you so much.”

"If you would like to help, call Elli Kohnert at 250-672-9387, or make a donation of dry or canned pet food at one of the three area drop boxes."

If you are in this area and need some help, you will need to call Elli Johnert at the number above as she runs the pet food bank from her home.
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2009, 07:56:25 PM »


Winnipeg Harvest
1085 Winnipeg Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 0S2
(204) 982-3663
Fax-(204) 775-4180

what should i receive at my foodbank appointment?

What about special requests?
You can request the following items and they will be provided if available. Please keep in mind we can only share what has been donated to Winnipeg Harvest.

Pet food: dog & cat food, litter

Winnipeg Harvest distributes food through more than 300 neighbourhood agencies.  Partner agencies, throughout the city and province include churches, community centres, schools, post-secondary education facilities, daycares, soup kitchens and community agencies.

Food banks, many of which are faith based organizations, provide grocery hampers to individuals and families.  Almost one-half of the individuals provided with food are children or the elderly – two of the most vulnerable populations in the province.  Food banks supplied by Winnipeg Harvest can be located within the city or communities outside of Winnipeg.
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2009, 07:59:26 PM »


Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank
5000 - 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB   T2H 2Y5
Phone (403) 253-2059
Fax (403) 259-4240

The Calgary Food Bank gratefully accepts the following:

Non-Perishable Donations

any canned or boxed foods (due to our commitment to provide our clients with quality food we cannot accept food that is out-dated)
baby formula, baby food and diapers
paper products
pet food

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2009, 08:39:45 PM »

Canada-Shelburne County-Nova Scotia-

Beulah Burman's PET Projects
P.O. Box 267
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
(902) 875-2367 (leave message)

Supporting Shelburne County
PET Projects is committed to helping the pets of pet owners facing tough times, and your donations of money, pet food and supplies make that possible! We help people to keep their pets --- and pets to keep their ‘people’! --- by offering the following programs as resources are available:

Emergency pet food services: We help provide pet food through the local food banks, believing that no pet should have to go hungry.

You can help us to provide homeless pets in our foster care program as well as the pet of owners in need with life-saving and joy-giving food and supplies! Kitty litter, cat and dog food, beds, carriers, toys and treats can be dropped off at Maria's Happy Face Place (Convenience store on King Street, Shelburne), Shelburne Auto Parts, or the Sobey's box in Shelburne at the exit (part of the Food Bank box). Old and unused dog houses can be dropped off at the shelter building (528 Sandy Point Road) for our "Roof Over Rover" program. THANK YOU for being a part of the solution!
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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2010, 07:20:16 PM »


Salvation Army
Centre of Hope
281 Wellington St
London, ON N6B 2L4
Office: 519-661-0343
Fax: 519-661-0245

Material Aid-food bank providing mostly canned and dry goods, with three day supply once every three months.

Identification for each family member (e.g. drug card, birth certificate, etc.), proof of income (e.g. Ontario Works, pay stubs, etc.) and proof of residence required for Material Aid.

Clients are eligible once every three months for emergency food assistance. The following is required for entire household at every visit: identification, income statement and proof of address.

The Londoner-late 2009

"The food bank provides food and supplies (such as toiletries or pet food when they are available) to families and individuals on an every-other-month basis."
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2010, 07:38:42 PM »

Canada-Surrey-British Columbia-

thanks last time he went to the surrey food bank they could only give him a small bag for his 3 dogs. I have it under control now thanks to generous people

Surrey Food Bank
10732 - 135th Street
Surrey, BC V3T 4C7
Phone: 604.581.5443
Fax: 604.588.8697


Hours, information needed to qualify if you live in Surrey or North Delta at the link.
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2010, 09:47:23 PM »


FoodLink Hotline:                                                  

Foodlink also provides information on
community gardens and kitchens, meals-on-wheels programs, pet food banks, and nutritional information.
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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2010, 03:40:47 PM »

Canada-North Bay-Ontario-

North Bay Food Bank
1376 Hammond Street
North Bay,
Ontario P1B 2J2
Phone: 705.495.3290
Fax: 705.474.5491

North Bay Nugget February 23, 2010

"The food bank is open Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 8 p.m. in part to encourage students to volunteer and to accommodate the working poor who cannot attend the earlier shifts.

"The North Bay Food Bank can be reached at 495-3290.

"Private donors supply pet food to the food bank so families don’t have to give up their dogs or cats in hard times, or use their own food to feed their pets."

Contact them for more information.
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2010, 04:21:51 PM »

Canada-Ontario-Oakville-Toronto area-

Project Maddie
c/o Oakville & Milton Humane Society
445 Cornwall Rd, Oakville ON   L6J 7S8

The Star-Toronto edition-April 20, 2010

“"People every day are having to choose whether to feed themselves or feed their pet,” says Oakville resident Kim Ford, who this year started a pet food bank called Project Maddie.

"“I’d been thinking about it for years really, but I always thought it would be one of those things where you win the lottery to make it happen,” says Ford. A 10-year volunteer at the Oakville & Milton Humane Society, she regularly sees owners part with pets they can no longer afford, especially during the last year’s recession.

"Turns out, she just needed the will to organize, and get word out through a new blog, Area merchants donate food at, or near, expiry dates and it’s made available to pet owners who can’t make ends meet. Ford has applied for charitable status and hopes to issue tax receipts in a few months."

Project Maddie was created to assist pet owners experiencing short-term financial difficulties, however we also recognize that there are seniors and persons with disabilities with pets whose needs are ongoing due to financial and mobility constraints. For these individuals their connection to their pet(s) is vital to maintaining quality of life and provides significant health benefits. Project Maddie will work with its partners to provide long-term assistance to seniors and persons with disabilities who are on a fixed income.

Project Maddie is delighted to announce that we are partnering with the Oakville Milton Humane Society.  OMHS, along with our other partner Kerr Street Ministries have both offered to donate pet food, if possible. Both organizations will also be able to refer clients at risk of giving up a beloved pet due to short-term financial difficulties to Project Maddie, effective immediately.

If you would like to support Project Maddie or know someone in need of assistance please send us an e-mail.

Oakville & Milton Humane Society
445 Cornwall Road
Oakville, ON  L6J 7S8
(905) 845-1551

Serving Oakville and Milton.

If you are in need of our assistance, wish to donate, would like more information or wish to volunteer you can contact us at:

Project Maddie
520 Kerr Street
P.O. Box 20045
Oakville ON L6K 3Y7
Telephone 905/749.0063

Update--Project Maddie out of funds-needs help to continue.

The Star November 29, 2010

Wellesley St. fire shuts down pet food bank

"Project Maddie — which delivered about 900 pounds of cat and dog food to the Wellesley Community Centre, which had been temporarily set up to help residents who had been forced out of their homes — cannot meet its operating funds, says director and founder Kimberley Ford, who lives in Oakville and works as an insurance company underwriter.

"Supplying food to the pets of the Wellesley apartment residents wiped out the supplies in the food bank, said Ford, who did all the deliveries to Toronto in her 2000 Mazda Protégé.

"Ford was able to replenish through more commercial donations of pet food and now has 300 pounds, but there is no money to pay operating costs to cover the cost of a postal box, run the website, or pay for gas to deliver food.

"Since its inception, Ford says she has raised about $800 in donations, which has all been spent on running Project Maddie. She says she needs about $200 a month.

"Ford says it’s possible the pet food bank could be revived if there was an outpouring of interest and donations to make it possible."

Update-Project Maddie will CONTINUE, thanks to generous firefighters!

The Star December 2, 2010

"A $1,000 donation from the Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Association has helped save a pet food bank that was going down in flames.

"Project Maddie, which delivered about 900 pounds of pet food to help residents forced to leave their Wellesley highrise after a September fire, could no longer afford its operating costs, said founder Kimberley Ford. The Star wrote a story about the pet food bank’s troubles that was published and put online at the end of November."
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2010, 05:52:36 PM »

Canada-British Columbia-Chemainus-

Chemainus Harvest House Society Food Bank
9814 Willow Street (basement),
Chemainus BC VOE1B0
Phone number
Fax number

Ladysmith Chronicle May 10, 2010

"The Chemainus Harvest House holds its Fill the Bus Challenge May 15 to collect much needed donations for the food bank. The food bank is heading into typically low period in terms of food to donate to families in need.

"“We hardly have any jam left at all,” said Lynn Morrison, the coordinator. “We desperately need canned protein.”

"She said last year the Fill the Bus Challenge got the food bank through June and July, slow months for donations.

"Also needed are canned goods, personal hygiene items, cereal, pancake mix, baby items, soup, laundry soap, pet food and pasta.

"More demand on the food bank this year has also had an impact on food bank reserves.

“"Crofton has been a huge increase this year,” Morrison said, referring to the Harvest House depot there.

"She said the food bank is taking two new registrations a week.

“"That’s eight a month,” Morrison said.

"There are 60 households registered with the food bank in Chemainus, and around 20 households in Crofton."
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2010, 05:42:30 PM »


The Eating Well
73-1 Celina St.

Durham June 6, 2010

Oshawa food bank back on its feet, but help still needed

OSHAWA -- Four months ago, the Eating Well food bank was getting ready to close its doors.

"The downtown Oshawa food bank had been given 10 days' notice to leave its Celina Street storefront, after falling more than $4,600 behind on the rent.

"Today, director Ed Simpson says the organization is back on its feet thanks to an outpouring of generosity in response to an Oshawa This Week story published in January.

"The one thing it isn't wanting for is food -- the small space is stacked to the ceiling with donations, including small luxuries like vitamins, pet food, meat, produce and over-the-counter medications.

""What we need more than anything is monthly donors, either individuals or corporations," Mr. Simpson said. "It doesn't have to be a lot. If 1,000 people gave us $10 a month, we would be doing great."

"Launched about five years ago, Eating Well now has nearly 3,000 clients on its list, with an average of 55 families coming in for support each week.

"Unlike other food banks, clients don't need to provide proof of income or receipt of social assistance to qualify for help, and they can take as much food as they need."
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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2010, 04:41:07 PM »

Canada-Halifax-Nova Scotia-

Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank
2415 Maynard Street
Halifax, NS B3K 3V2
(902) 425-2125

Parker Street provides food to people with a proven need from the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Parker Street also offers a home-delivery service to people who are disabled, ill or elderly. Please call us at 425-2125 during office hours (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. M-F) to make arrangements.

We ask that you provide us with the following information so we can register you for our food and furniture services:

•A valid government issued Canadian Health Card Number
•A government issued Canadian Immigration Card Number
•Photo Identification
•Proof of Canadian Citizenship OR Landed Immigrant Status
•Proof of Address

The Chronicle Herald November 29, 2010

Food bank saved

"The well-known north-end Halifax facility faced impending closure at the end of this month after learning its main supplier, Allied Reclamation Services Inc., was halting deliveries and instead sending them to another food charity.

"Boutilier said he was thrilled service from Allied Reclamation had resumed. In addition to food, many seniors also receive cleaning supplies and pet food so they can keep animals for company, he said."
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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2010, 05:40:18 PM »


The Toronto Humane Society
11 River Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 4C2
Phone: 416.392.2273
Fax: 416.392.9978

The Star December 28, 2010

"A pet food bank and a trap-neuter-release program have been launched."

There are no details about the pet food bank on the society's website; if you are in this area and need food, please contact them for more information.
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