Uxbridge Loaves & Fishes Food Bank was opened in 1989 by Uxbridge residents Bob and Dorothy Enkel. Loaves & Fishes is a community based agency serving the needs of Uxbridge Township.
We are a charitable, non profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Food Bank is generously sponsored with rotating monthly donations by the churches within the area. Loaves & Fishes functions because of the dedication of over 30 volunteers putting in a total of 150 hours of work each month. The Food Bank also benefits from the generosity of individuals, the local business community, and service clubs.
Households affected by layoffs, reduced work hours or businesses closing find they are unable to make ends meet and have little money for food. Our clients include singles, couples and families with children from all walks of life, as well as people on disability and seniors with limited resources.
We put food on the tables of approximately 80 to 100 families per month.
Donations may be dropped off at St. Andrew’s Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Please call the church at 905-852-6262 before dropping off donations. Financial donations are also gratefully received as fresh goods such as meat, cheese, bread, milk, and eggs are purchased weekly. Financial Donations may be made by cash or cheque.
Donations may be made by credit card through www.CanadaHelps.org (the Food Bank is charged a transaction fee of 4.9% using this method). All financial donations will receive a tax receipt.