Shop to care and share


Doesn’t it seem that $20 doesn’t go very far in the grocery store these days? All too often, a trip to the grocery store is $35 or $50. Whether it’s supply chain issues, poor harvests, the cost of transport – the cause of the rising cost really isn’t the issue. The issue is food is expensive.

The Barrie Food Bank helps more than 900 households each month. Many served are children. Many are housed.

Yet there are people who may not have stable housing and getting groceries from the food bank isn’t where they’re at. Recognizing these people, the food bank introduced the Little Food Pantries. St. Andrew’s is working with our neighbour, Trinity Anglican, to provide food for those in Barrie’s city core.

To join in supporting this project, drop items in that container for food items inside the side door of our church on weekdays, during office hours.
  • Items that are appropriate for winter outdoor storage and which are needed include:
  • – single-serve oatmeal packages
  • – individually wrapped granola bars
  • – single-serve crackers
  • – canned meats (in oil, not water)
  • – beef jerky
  • – dry noodle soups
  • – macaroni and cheese mixes
  • – pasta side dishes (like Knorr or Sidekicks)
  • – cookies – single serve or small sleeves
  • – individual hot drink packages
If you wish to make a financial donation, grocery cards can be purchased through the church office and designated for the Little Food Pantries.
Find out more by visiting the food bank website at