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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. | Windsor-Essex County

At this time of the year, many find themselves giving to local food banks.

T’is the season for giving; a time when many individuals, workplaces, or organizations conduct food drives and donate to local food banks. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, along with the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association, have developed a list ( of healthier, acceptable, and needed donations and tips on how to make donations truly count.

Although food banks are not a long-term solution to food insecurity in our community, there are individuals and families in need of emergency food assistance.  The variety and quality of foods provided can make a big difference in the health of those in need. What’s more, not all food banks are the same.  For example, some are equipped to handle refrigerated or frozen goods, where as others are not.

Also included on the webpage are examples of non-food items that are needed. In addition to fulfilling an immediate need, providing these non-food items to food bank clients frees up the money they typically use to purchase these items, to be used to purchase food.

The list of healthy food bank donations and tips on how to best donate to food banks can be found online at

Media Contact

Communications Department
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
519-258-2146 ext. 6397 (NEWS)

Food Bank Related Questions

June Muir, FCIS
CEO, Unemployed Help Centre or Windsor Inc.

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