Emergency Food Assistance

Through its Food Bank and Thrift Store, MFR’s Help Centre provides great buys on household items, clothing, and other donated items while raising funds to provide emergency food to struggling families and individuals. The Help Centre has contributed emergency food assistance to residents of Manitoulin Island for over 25 years.

Food Bank

On average, the Food Bank offers support to approximately 310 people a month, a large percentage of whom are children. Volunteers work year-round creating food baskets for families in need, with families and individuals able to access this required service up to once a month. The Christmas season is a particularly busy time for the volunteers, as they prepare more than 500 Christmas Baskets for Manitoulin Island families in an effort to ensure a festive season for all. We’re proud of the Help Centre to see the amazing strength of our community and glad to be able to help a large number of families in the area. Please contact us is you would like more information about the program or volunteering, or if you need assistance.

Help Centre Hours of Operation

  1. Monday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
  2. Tuesday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm*
  3. Wednesday 7:00 pm—9:00 pm
  4. Thursday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
  5. Friday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm*
  6. Saturday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
  7. Sunday & Stat holidays – Closed

* Food Bank days.

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We Appreciate Your Support

Services like these wouldn’t be possible without the help of our donors and volunteers. Services are run by a very dedicated team of volunteers, who run all daily operations of the Help Centre under the oversight of the Shelter & Help Centre Supervisor, through funding generously provided by the United Way. If you are interested in volunteering for the Help Centre or have a question about the program, please call the Shelter & Help Centre Supervisor at (705) 377-5532 ext. 242.

Treasures Thrift Shop

The profits from the sale of gently used items go directly towards purchasing food to fill the shelves of the Food Bank and to support its operating costs. Treasures Thrift Shop greatly appreciates donations of clothing, money, and household items throughout the year. Tax receipts may be provided.

TREASURES THRIFT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATION

  1. Monday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
  2. Tuesday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm*
  3. Wednesday 7:00 pm—9:00 pm
  4. Thursday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
  5. Friday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm*
  6. Saturday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
  7. Sunday & Stat holidays – Closed

* Food Bank days.