Food Bank

Access days are the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month. Click HERE to download the order form
Deadline is Tuesday at 4:30pm prior to each access day.

***Food Bank clients are limited to ordering once per month***
EMERGENCY ACCESS IS AVAILABLE UP TO 6 TIMES PER YEAR

For more information, call 705-753-6972 (leave a message) or send an email to foodbank@nfn.ca. If you are not a current Food Bank client and would like to see if you qualify, please call 705-753-6972 or read the Food Bank Policy on our website to learn more about eligibility requirements. If you live off-reserve, please contact your local municipal Food Bank or Friendship Centre.

Nipissing First Nation Food Bank gathers and provides grocery products and clothing to community members in need.

Our Objectives:

Helping our community
Our most important objective is helping everyone that walks through our doors. Individuals and families have access to food that will help them through a couple of days of meals. We are open to help our community on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Provide Healthy Meals
We supply families with a wide variety of canned, fresh, and frozen foods. Kids’ lunches are provided for a week, as well as breakfast. With the help of our donations we also have a baby food cupboard available. Baby food, pablum, formula, diapers and wipes… are provided free of charge to residents of Nipissing First Nation.

Providing Wild Meat
Fish and wild game are provided to families and elders of the community upon availability. We greatly appreciate all the local hunters and fishers for their generous donations.

Fundraising & Donations
In 2017-2018 the Food Bank hosted a number of movie nights, donation bins and community events, staff food challenges, and a Snowman Scratch Ticket raffle. Look for upcoming events in the Nipissing First Nation monthly newsletter. Last year, over $11,000.00 was given to the Food Bank from this yearly fundraiser.

Good Food Box Program
We also provide a monthly Good Food Box to individuals who have accessed the services of the Food Bank. This box is at a value of $10.00 and provides healthy choices to our residents.

Need Volunteer Hours?
We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in our fundraising efforts. Whether its hours needed for high school or just to be involved in the community; if you are interested please call 705-753-6972 or email foodbank@nfn.ca and we can add your name to the list.

Eligibility
Please refer to the Food Bank Policy regarding eligibility.


Contact Information

Jackie Folz, Food Bank Coordinator
705-753-6972  | foodbank@nfn.ca

Ginger Penasse, Ontario Works Supervisor
705-753-2050  | gingerp@nfn.ca