Need food? Don’t go hungry. We are here to help.
If you are struggling to make ends meet, have to choose between paying rent or buying food, can’t afford formula for your baby, or have more bills than income, The Sharing Place Food Bank offers emergency food assistance to individuals and families in need.
A food hamper includes: fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, bread, frozen ground beef (if available), as well as pantry staples such as canned beans, tuna, rice and pasta. Individuals and families complete an order form to choose available items.
We ask that you try and visit us only once a month. In an emergency, you may return once more for a reduced order.
Food Bank Hours
Mondays: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Please note: The Food Bank is closed on Statutory Holidays
What do I need to bring?
ID for every member of your family
You are required to show a valid identification document for yourself and for every member of your family, for each visit. If you have children or other dependents, bring identification with name and birth date such as a birth certificate or passport for each person.
Valid identification documents include:
Driver’s License, Student ID Card, Indian Status Card, Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Passport, Birth Certificate, Affidavit from Legal Clinic, Ontario Works Statement, Ontario Disability Support Program Statement, Canada Pension Plan Statement and Old Age Security Statement.
Note: We are unable to request Health Cards as valid identification, however, if you choose, you may present them voluntarily.
At registration, we will ask you for some personal information such as your current address, your source of income and your housing cost. We do not collect, photocopy, or otherwise keep on file any identification documents including Driver's Licence and Health Card Numbers.
Bring bags or totes to carry your food home
Looking for other services in the community?
Click here for a list of community agencies offering food assistance and other services in Orillia and Area. Paper copies are available at The Sharing Place Food Bank.
Website links for more information: