The Vaughan Food Bank has been operating since 1995 and is associated with the Vaughan Community Information Centre and The PennyWise Thrift Store., is incorporated and has a charity registration number. 10816 9046 RR 0001
The Vaughan Food Bank is operated entirely by volunteers, there is no paid staff what so ever.
The Food Bank is open to needy clients every 28 days, on Thursdays and Fridays only from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Vaughan Food Bank services needy residents of Vaughan, as well as various agencies in York Region such as
- Transitional Housing Services
- Yellow Brick House,
- Rose of Sharon
- Cross Links Community Services
- Vitanova Foundation
- Men’s Sana
- and other Food Banks in York Region when requested
The Vaughan Food Bank is an emergency food bank and is wheelchair accessible.
Legal aid services referral is available to those in our community who require such services.
As well as regular volunteers, the food bank uses the local high school volunteer programs and Ontario Justice Services Program.
The Vaughan Food Bank provides a complete Toy and Food Basket program during the Christmas Festive Season.
Funding for the Vaughan Food Bank is supported by contributions from various corporations, individuals and the Pennywise Thrift Store .There is no monetary support from municipal, provincial or federal governments.