How We Work
Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre (HCFBDC) is a registered Canadian charity (#810603951RR0001) established in 2008. Our purpose is to source and supply food and related products for distribution to the food banks and aid agencies that we serve in Huron County as well as food-aid agencies in Stratford, St. Marys and Mitchell in Perth County. We focus on providing nutritious foods to our food-aid agency clients including the priority foods of milk, eggs, fresh produce and meats on a consistent basis.
HCFBDC has established a purchase and donation network of area growers, businesses, wholesalers and processors to ensure a reliable flow of quality, nutritious foods for delivery via the HCFBDC delivery truck to our food bank and aid agency clients as well as HCFBDC’s Mobile Food Bank program. We have rented warehouse space including a walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler in order to safely store and inventory donated and purchased foods.
HCFBDC undertook a strategic planning exercise in late 2022 for the next 2 years. Please see the 2023 HCFBDC Strategic Plan.
HCFBDC operates with 2 full-time (Executive Director and Warehouse Manager) and 1 part-time (Administrative Assistant) employees. All other positions are voluntary including: food procurement, bookkeeper, packaging/down-sizing foods and preparing deliveries, driving the delivery truck, and the list goes on. A team of 40 dedicated volunteers provided over 140 hours each week (2021) so that HCFBDC can operate efficiently and effectively.
To provide food security for all people by supporting the food banks and aid agencies in Huron County and area.
Working together to make hunger non-existent in our communities.
We will always remain true to our passion to serve our communities.
To listen to what others have to say. To recognize that everyone has a need.
We will provide equitably to our partners to ensure a sustainable flow of healthy foods.
We will always be true to our vision and mission and recognize truth in all areas.
To respond to the needs of the food banks, aid agencies and hunger issues in our communities.