Food Bank


Please Note: Orders can also be called in to 705-753-6972.

Deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. prior to each access day.

Reminders: Delivery is ONLY for households without a vehicle that live outside of Garden Village, OR those with physical restrictions. A delivery may be approved depending on the circumstances. ALL deliveries are done on the following Thursday.

An emergency requests are PICK UP ONLY and cannot be granted for the reason of forgetting to call or email in by the deadline.

NFN Food Bank 2024 Access Days
Please read the Food Bank Changes Effective Wednesday, November 1, 2023

***Food Bank clients are limited to ordering TWICE per month***

For more information, call 705-753-6972 (leave a message) or send an email to [email protected]. If you are not a current Food Bank client and would like to see if you qualify, please call 705-753-6972 or read the Food Bank Policy on our website to learn more about eligibility requirements.

If you live off-reserve, please contact your local municipal Food Bank or Friendship Centre.

Nipissing First Nation Food Bank gathers and provides grocery products to community members in need.

Our Objectives:

Helping our community
Our most important objective is helping everyone that walks through our doors. Individuals and families have access to food that will help them through a couple of days of meals. We are open to help our community on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Provide Healthy Meals
We supply families with a wide variety of canned, fresh, and frozen foods. Kids’ lunches are provided for a week, as well as breakfast. With the help of our donations we also have a baby food cupboard available. Baby food, pablum, formula, diapers and wipes… are provided free of charge to residents of Nipissing First Nation.

Providing Wild Meat
Fish and wild game are provided to families and elders of the community upon availability. We greatly appreciate all the local hunters and fishers for their generous donations.

Fundraising & Donations
The Food Bank hosts a number of movie nights, donation bins and community events, staff food challenges, and raffles. Look for upcoming events in the Nipissing First Nation monthly newsletter. 

Need Volunteer Hours?
We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in our fundraising efforts. Whether its hours needed for high school or just to be involved in the community; if you are interested please call 705-753-6972 or email [email protected] and we can add your name to the list.

Please refer to the Food Bank Policy regarding eligibility.

Contact Information

Jessica Cormier, Food Bank Coordinator

Ginger Penasse, Manager Ontario Works
705-753-2050 ext. 1324

To contact staff by email, please visit our Contact Us page.