Welcome to the Killarney Foodbank

Welcome to the Killarney Food Bank website.

Here you can learn all about our "Little House with the Orange Door."

See what we do in the community, and why; what resources are available for those in need of food; how to donate either food or money to us; and how to volunteer for our organization.

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May is Food Bank Month

May is Food Bank Month in Killarney. You may wish to volunteer or to donate to us, but the biggest gift you can give is advocate for change. Check out the Food Bank Month page for more details.

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Killarney and Area Food Bank AGM, 2021

The annual general meeting for the Killarney and Area Food Bank was held Saturday, April 17th, 2021 via Zoom.

See our Mission page for information on the new board members.

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Hygiene Supplies


The Killarney and Area Foodbank received a grant to purchase hygiene products, which are now available for our clients. When you call in a food order simply specify what hygiene items you need. The following items are available (some in limited quantities) on a first come, first served basis:

  • Menstrual Pads (disposable – various sizes and absorbencies)

  • Menstrual Pads (re-usable)

  • Tampons (Playtex and Tampax brand)

  • Diva Cups – size 0, 1 and 2

  • Diaper Wipes

  • Deodorant - Men’s & Women’s

  • Shaving Cream - Men's & Women’s

  • Razors – Men’s & Women’s

  • Denture brushes, adhesive & cleaner

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste – children’s & adults

  • Dental Floss

  • Shampoo – 2 in 1

  • Shampoo bars (from Sweet Pea & Willow – very limited number)

  • Bar Soap

  • Bath “Scrubbies”

  • Brushes

  • Combs

  • Hand Sanitizer Spray

Reminder

Bags and Egg Cartons:

Please return green bags and egg cartons! We can reuse them.

But do not return empty peanut butter or other food containers; they can be recycled at home.

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COVID UPDATE #8

We hope this update finds you all healthy and coping well with the constraints of the pandemic.

The Killarney and Area Foodbank will continue with the current system of distribution (bi-weekly, calling 2 days ahead of distribution day to order food and pick up at the door wearing a mask) until the pandemic is over. That being said, we have a few bits of information to share.

When you are calling to place your food order, please let us know if there are items you do not use or have enough of. We will not put them in your package so they don’t go to waste.

If there are any items you want/need, please let us know. If we have them, we will add them to your package.

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New Way to Donate

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Killarney Foodbank thanks the many folk who generously stepped up with donations.

Because meeting in person is something we all want to limit, we now accept donations by e-Transfer.

Just follow your online banking instructions for e-transfers. They can be sent to: contact@killarneyfoodbank.com

If you want a donation receipt for an e-transfer, then please get in touch via email and let us know your mailing address.

Thanks in advance for your generous support!

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Killarney Foodbank Garden

Volunteers recently worked hard to put together a vegetable garden for the benefit of foodbank clients. Thanks folks!

The garden was then named: The Prairie Patch

Our little patch of prairie grew enough fresh produce in 2020 to save a significant amount of money from our grocery bill.

Many thanks to Prairie Mountain Health's Healthy Together Now program for the funds to make this garden possible.

An excavator deposits soil into our new garden beds.
A volunteer rakes soil in our new garden beds.