Can we help you?
The Killarney and Area Foodbank provides food to whoever needs it, regardless of gender, race, skin colour, ethnic or national origin, sexuality, disability, religious or political belief, marital status or age.
Food packages are distributed bi-weekly at the foodbank (715 Mountain Avenue). Appointments are necessary. Customers may call the toll free number to request a food package for that week or to register as a new customer. Deadline for requests is the Tuesday before distribution day at noon.
Current distribution takes place in the morning and afternoon as needed.
As of February 9th, 2023, all customers will be able to shop for their groceries in the foodbank. We will no longer be requiring in person shoppers to be vaccinated. However, masks will still be mandatory. If you don't have a mask, one will be provided.
Generally, a food package includes a selection of eggs, bread, fruit/vegetables, meat and non-perishables such as pasta, rice, oatmeal and soup. Vouchers which are redeemable at the Coop Grocery Store in Killarney are provided to buy fresh milk for families with young children.
A limited supply of personal hygiene items is also available.
We cannot guarantee specific items will be in your package, but do our best to follow Canada’s Food Guide to provide healthy and nutritious food.
If you have any questions or have any specific dietary needs (such as diabetes or allergies) please contact us.
The foodbank aims to help not only by providing food, but educational materials of benefit to anyone in the community committed to healthy eating.
Check out the recipes on this website, or contact us for more assistance with healthy eating.
FREE TAX PREPARATION
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is a free service to help low-income individuals and families complete and file their income tax and benefit return.
Killarney and Area Food Bank is authorized by the Canada Revenue Agency to provide this confidential service at no charge to Killarney and Area residents. An experienced tax professional is available to assist you in person, by dropping off your information or via zoom. Appointments are available starting Wednesday, February 15th.
You do not need to be a Food Bank customer to access this free service.
This program helps ensure that seniors, newcomers, students and all low-income residents maintain access to all the benefits to which they are entitled.
Completing an income tax return can improve income by providing access to federal, provincial and local benefits and programs such as:
GST refunds | Canada Child Benefit | Manitoba Rent assist Disability Tax credits | Pharmacare deductibles and more.
Eligibility for this FREE program
You and your family can get your income tax done FREE through this program if you fall under one of the categories below:
1 person with income under $35,000
2 persons with income under $45,000
3 persons with income under $47,500 (each additional dependent add $2,500)
For further information or to book an appointment please call our coordinator Kathryn at 204-720-4993
Each year the Killarney and Area Food Bank coordinates Christmas Cheer.
Information about Christmas Cheer 2023 will be available in the fall. We hope you willl check back with us then.