Brought to you by the Simcoe County Nutrition Network and the former Food Partners Alliance of Simcoe County in partnership with Community Connection

Barrie Food Bank

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
A Message for those using our Service
  • Morning Drop-in program closed for the immediate future
  • Providing pre-packaged grocery hampers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 1 pm-3:30 pm
    • people must practice social distancing and not line up ahead of time for the grocery program
    • we have introduced an expedited process for the safety and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff which takes less than 5 minutes
A Message for our Donors
  • we encourage online donations at this time
  • help by visiting our website to make an online donation or if you would prefer to write a cheque please mail your donation to Barrie Food Bank P.O. Box 145, Barrie, ON L4M 4S5 rather than delivering it
  • all funds raised locally are spent locally with some of our local grocery stores who support us and allow us to stretch our dollars with them
Regular Service
Emergency food relief up to ten times a year
  • interviews and food distribution occur on Mon, Wed and Fri afternoons
  • please bring plastic or canvas bags for your order
  • consultation and referral services also provided to encourage self sufficiency and personal well being
  • offer morning drop-in program to distribute surplus items such as bread, baked goods, vegetables and other products depending on supplies
Service Details
Hours COVID - 19 Hours 
  • Morning Drop-in program closed for the immediate future 
  • Providing pre-packaged grocery hampers on Mon, Wed, Fri 1 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Alcona ; Barrie ; Belle Ewart ; Craighurst - south of Horseshoe Valley Rd ; Essa - portion ; Innisfil - including Churchill, up to the 2nd line ; Lefroy ; Midhurst ; Minesing ; Oro Station - Ridge Rd W only, not Ridge Rd ; Oro-Medonte - up to Line 7, including Dalston, Shanty Bay, Guthrie, Edgar, Coulson - south of Horseshoe Valley Rd, west of 7th line ; Springwater - west to County Rd 28, North to Consession 2 * including Anten Mills - south of Horseshoe Valley Rd ; Stroud ; Thornton - East of Hwy 27 ; Boundaries of service are very specific * service only to communities listed * call for more information
Eligibility Food distribution: only to those living in specified areas served
Application COVID-19 Update 
During pandemic we are doing an expeditated intake that requires photo ID for every member of the family and proof of address 
Regular Application 
People seeking emergency food relief can apply in person for a confidential assessment verifying the current emergency, the assessment will require the following documents: 
  • proof of income (statements from Ontario Works, Employment Insurance, pension, etc) 
  • official rent receipt or proof of mortgage and other monthly expenses 
  • proof of family members who are under the applicant's care
Languages English
Fees None
Addresses and Location
Site Location Two blocks south of Dunlop St W on the northside of the Pioneer Pools building
Located In Community Barrie
Address 42 Anne St S, Unit 2
Barrie, ON L4N 2C9
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Intersection Anne St S and Dunlop St W
Mailing Address PO Box 145 
Barrie, ON L4M 4S9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-725-1818
Fax 705-725-1732
Primary Contact Michelle Simons, Operations Manager and Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 705-725-1818 ext 3; Email:
Alternate Contact Marie Ali, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Sharon Palmer, Executive Director; Email:

Partnership of Simcoe County Nutrition Network, Food Partners Alliance of Simcoe County and Community Connection. The support of the Government of Ontario is acknowledged