Volunteering and Donations

Wondering where you can donate and/or volunteer to help your neighbours during COVID-19? View the agencies listed below, consider contacting your local Neighbourhood Association, check out the GIGIT Volunteer Portal, or visit the local Caremongering Brantford Facebook group. 

Agencies and Services in Need of Donations

All of the food bank and meal programs listed are in need of financial, sanitation, and food donations. Please connect with them directly to make a contribution. Additionally, community agencies, such as the Brantford Red Cross and United Way, continue to receive donations.

Are you a food retailer or business with surplus food, or a non-profit or charitably organization in need of food? Visit FoodRescue.ca – a free website that connects businesses with surplus food directly to local social service organizations that support people in the community.

Who can Donate Food on FoodRescue.ca?
Food businesses that have a surplus can donate and use this system, including: retail outlets, restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses, caterers, hotels, prepared food producers, distributors, growers.

Who can receive donated food through FoodRescue.ca?
Any registered charity or non-profit organization can register for rescue food, including: meal programs, after school programs, drop in centres, student nutrition programs, food banks, shelters and community services. Organizations can claim any donations that interest them.

Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS)
The Brantford General Hospital and the Willet Urgent Care Centre in Paris are accepting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE). For more information, please visit bchsys.org.

Ways to Volunteer 

Consider contacting or volunteering in the Brantford neighbour helping neighbour volunteer program, facilitated by your local Neighbourhood Association (NA). NA’s are volunteer committees that work in cooperation with the City of Brantford to improve the quality of life in their community. Each NA organizes and promotes several local grassroots initiatives and as such are well connected within their neighbourhoods. View the Neighbourhood Associations boundary map.

Whether you are looking for help during the COVID-19 pandemic or you want to help a neighbour in need, connect with your local Neighbourhood Association through their Facebook page:

Other ways to volunteer
Join a local community group on Facebook such as Caremongering Brantford.

GIGIT Marketplace Volunteer Portal
Whether you are a community agency in need of volunteers or a volunteer looking for opportunities, visit the GIGIT Marketplace volunteer portal to post and search for Brantford volunteer opportunities.

For ongoing City programs and service updates during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, please continue to visit brantford.ca/Covid-19.