Hunger is real - we help!
A volunteer driven organization that addresses food insecurity by providing ongoing, dependable, nutritious food for families and individuals.
Volunteerism - giving back to the community
Respect - operating in an accepting environment
Partnership - collaborating/cooperating with stakeholders
Excellence - providing high standards of ethical/reliable services
Stewardship - managing resources in a transparent and responsible way.
Read the full content of the Mission, Vision and Values in the Food Bank's 2022-2024 Strategic Plan by clicking on the "About Us" page.
Some clients may not be able to come to the Food Bank during normal operating hours due to other commitments such as work or family. To help, expanded operating hours will be implemented on a trial basis starting in November. In addition to the normal Monday schedule of 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., we will be open Thursday evenings for 2 hours:
Additional Opening Hours - Thursday evenings - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Effective Date - November 3rd, 2022, until further notice.
Location - Holy Name Annex - 295 First Avenue N. Pembroke.
The St. Joseph's Community Food Bank in Pembroke is a registered charity opened in 1986. We are a non-denominational, non-profit, non-political charity. We do not receive government funding. All food and monies are donated by local individuals, businesses and organizations.
The Food Bank relies on fundraising events, donations of money, food and gifts-in-kind from our generous community members and organizations. We are extremely grateful for your generosity. For information on how to donate, please go to our Donations page.
A total of 76,480 meals were provided to Food Bank clients in 2021. The total value of the food was around $422,000. Almost half of the food provided to clients was purchased with donated money and the other half was made up of food generously donated by the public:
FOOD BOUGHT WITH MONETARY DONATIONS - $203,000
FOOD DONATED - $219,000
Food and money are not the only donations. Our local volunteers, ranging in number from 40 to 50 per year, donate their time and expertise at no cost to the Food Bank or to the community. Without them, St. Joseph's Community Food Bank could not operate:
HOURS OF VOLUNTEER LABOUR PER YEAR - 16,000
DOLLAR VALUE OF DONATED LABOUR - $181,000
Donated volunteer labour represents almost 41% of the dollar value of the food provided. St. Joseph's Community Food Bank thanks the community and all its volunteers for their ongoing contributions.
Volunteers are the backbone of St. Joseph's Community Food Bank. They are the front line in providing food for persons in need in Pembroke. If you are interested in donating your skills to the Food Bank and giving back to the community, click on Volunteering at the top of the page.
Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. *
*When Monday is a Statutory Holiday, we operate on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Location: 295 First Ave. N. Pembroke (Holy Name church annex)
Mailing Address: Box 753, Pembroke, ON K8A 6X9
E-mail address: email@example.com (for e-transfers)
Telephone : 613-732-3807
295 First Ave. N. Pembroke Ontario Canada