The Salvation Army in Brampton Expands Food Bank Hub

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The Salvation Army Brampton Food Bank and The Salvation Army Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre in Toronto have joined together to streamline operation logistics of its food banks in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Salvation Army Food Bank in Brampton operates as a distribution hub for the Brampton Food Share Network. Recently The Salvation Army renewed their membership with the Ontario Association of Food Banks and will continue to move forward with providing food for eleven food banks in the growing communities of Brampton.

In an effort to become more efficient and effective in one of Canada’s largest municipalities, The Salvation Army will be using their professional logistic management team from The Salvation Army Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre to give leadership to the daily responsibilities of the Brampton OAFB hub operation.

“The Salvation Army believes that everyone should have access to basic rights, such as nutritious food. By coming together to streamline our process we are going to be able to serve our community more efficiently and effectively.” Said Mr. David Rennie, Executive Director – The Salvation Army Railside and Toy Distribution Centre.

“We are very pleased to learn that Mr. David Rennie and his team from The Salvation Army Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre will assume responsibility for food distribution across Brampton as a member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and look forward to continuing our work together to fight hunger in the Peel Region” Chris Hatch – Executive Director of The Mississauga Food Bank.

About Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre
The Railside Food and Toy Distribution Centre annually distributes over 7.4 million pounds of food throughout The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Division and provides the logistics and sorting for processing over 140,000 toys for the seasonal CTV Toy Mountain Campaign. The Salvation Army accomplishes these goals with the help of many corporate and individual volunteers.

 

2 Comments

Morgan Bonnell

Hi
I am a concerned Brampton resident of the quality of fresh quality of food available to the most needy , the children. I am currently planning to grow organic vegetables in the 2012 growing season. There will be an enoromous amount of work to get a program of this sort started. My plan is to ask for support from the Region of Peel, City of Brampton and the University of Guelph for land use, Organic material and techinical support. The day to day operations will require considerable community support for farming, distrubition and program palnning. This may seem like a impossible task in this bussy world but to feed the needy someone has to start somewhere to help. If your organization would like to participate/ learn more please contact me. This food program will be non-profit and probably will be lacking appreciation by the community in general.
A little about myself for the record. I will be retring next spring and look forward to giving back to the community. I am also a cancer survivor and have a great desire to share my time/skills by giving back as thanks to my recovery.

Regards
Morgan

Nichole

Hi,

I was wondering why food banks when they hand out food don’t look at expiry dates. Also why is it when I go to the food bank I get chocolate, chips and pop, and pizza? So I was just wondering when food banks would be taking this into consideration? We need healthier food options and dairy.

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