Current Food Needs
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Salad Dressings
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Vegetables
- Side Meals
- Juice Boxes
- Spices (bay leaf, sage, paprika, thyme)
A few things HOL’s Food Bank does
More than a Food Bank—Outreach
Through our various Outreach programs, HOL provides an array of services and products, including household goods, furniture, clothing & food.
Last year, there were 2,630 people served through our Outreach programs.
Through our Food with Friends initiative, we were able to help 719 kids and youth.
We helped 45 adults complete tax forms through our CRA Income Tax program.
We gave away $25,691 worth of clothing and household goods to those in need, through our food bank, as well as through both Community Food Share and Food For All food banks.
Through our Starting Over program, we helped two victims of fire, 40 women from Naomi’s Family Resource Centre, and the North Dundas Syrian Family.
Our Giving Garden brought in more than 940 pounds of produce, which supported our food bank clients, as well as a few of our other programs, including Dinner on the House, Food with Friends, and Lunch & Learn.
The Linking Hands Lunch & Learn program provided lunch and entertainment to 194 people, last year, while Dinner on the House fed 795 people 3,044 meals.
Linking Hands Project Warmth gave out 180 single window insulation kits and 58 multi-window kits to more than 100 families with the help of our food bank, Community Food Share, Canadian Mental Health Association, and Health Links.
Linking Hands Green Food Box program packed roughly 150 bags of fresh produce each month last year. With two pick up opportunities per month, one in North and one in South Dundas, the program is the largest in SDG & PrescottRussell. Our program also offers two sizes, small ($10) and large ($15), with amazing quality and quantity for the money.
Heat for the Holidays was a new program that allowed HOL and Community Food Share to give a one-month supply of hardwood logs to 9 food bank families in need. Delivered on December 23, it was just in time for Christmas.
Linking Hands Welcome Dundas project received a donation of 250 bags from Happy Face Nursery School to get started, as well as information
from various agencies, businesses, as well as both townships.