Capacity Building Program

Supported by the Gay Lea Foundation, the OAFB Capacity Building Program provides food banks in Ontario with funding to grow their capacity to accept, store, and distribute fresh food to adults and children living with hunger.

About the Program

Many food banks have used this funding to replace old refrigerators with new, energy efficient units, increase storage for fresh food items, or purchase refrigerated trucking/transport to help deliver fresh food throughout the community.

Over 50% of the food distributed by the Ontario Association of Food Banks is fresh or frozen, making this grant an important program for building the capacity of the network, and increasing our collective ability to provide healthy, balanced meals and food options to the families we serve.

Supporting the Program

To find out how you can support the OAFB Capacity Building Grant, please contact:

Carolyn Stewart, Executive Director
( or 416-656-4100 x2935)

Past Recipients

The Sharing Place
Madawaska Valley Food Bank
Campbellford & Warkworth Fare Share Food Bank
Golden Town Outreach
Project SHARE

Smith Falls Community Food Bank
Orangeville Food Bank
The Inn of the Good Shepherd
Kanata Food Cupboard
Dunnville Salvation Army

Ailsa Craig & Area Food Bank
Kawartha Lakes Food Source
Sault Ste. Marie Salvation Army
Hanover Salvation Army
Lanark County Food Bank