Durham and District Food Bank

Christmas Assistance

Home Agency Service

Provides Christmas meal. Meal/hamper usually includes turkey, vegetables, meal condiments, fruit and milk.

If there are children under the age of 16, will provide a gift and special requests (diapers, etc.) can be made to meet individual needs.

Meal will be delivered to those in town. Out of town clients will pick up the meal at the parking lot of the Northern Credit Union (118 Queen St S).

Donations will be accepted until the Wednesday, Dec 17, 2022:
  • At the Food bank, by appointment during operating hours.
  • Northern Credit Union during business hours
  • Durham Library (453 Garafraxa St S) during business hours
Money donations will be accepted at the Royal Bank on Garafaxa St. Cheques are to be made out to Durham and District Food Bank

Volunteers needed in Dec to fill hampers, call 519-369-6860 for details and to confirm location.
Low income families. Registration is required to receive a hamper.

Residency Requirements: Serving the catchment area with boundaries N to Dornoch, E to Priceville, S to Holstein and W to Allan Park, including the town of Durham.
Application Process
Application forms available mid Oct at Heritage Corner Variety (393 Garafraxa St N), The Bookstore (144 Garafraxa St S), Durham Library (453 Garafraxa St S) or by phone. Completed application can be dropped off at any of these locations. People living outside the village of Durham can register by phone at 519-369-6860. Interviews are required and will be conducted on Dec 1, 2022 and Dec 2, 2022, 10 am-12 noon and 7 pm-9 pm in person at the Durham Presbyterian Church (205 Lambton St E). Number of people in the house and proof of income and expenses required as well as number and ages of any children ages 16 or under.
Mailing Address
PO Box 1385
Durham, ON, N0G 1R0
Audrey Kell, Chair
Linda Burnett
Phone: 519-369-2352
Documents Required
Proof of income and expenses.
Not Applicable - accessibility is accommodated at time of registration
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
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Community Connection, 211 Central East Region Contact Centre
Last Updated On
September 22, 2022
185 Elizabeth St E
West Grey, ON, N0G 1R0
Cross street: Elizabeth St and Hwy 6; Location is not for pickup. It is for donation drop off only, but must call for appointment before dropping off.
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Hours of Operation
Pick up or drop off application forms during business hours.
Pick up time for hamper will be given at registration.

Registration Deadline: Dec 2, 2022
Pickup or delivery: Dec 17, 2022
Service Area(s)
West Grey