Our Vision

“Communities without Hunger”

Our Mission

To provide safe and nutritional food assistance to persons in need using the acquisition of food resources through donations, fundraising events, and collaborating with community partners.

Our History

We started operation in October 1988 when a group of concerned Carleton Place residents recognized the problems created by the recession of the 1980’s.  With modest beginnings in the living room of one of the volunteers, as demand increased, the food bank moved to a store front on Bridge Street. It later inhabited a location on Franktown Road until 1997, before moving to Allan Street. Our current location is 84 Mill St. in Carleton Place.

Who We Are 

The Lanark County Food Bank is a non-denominational, non-political organization sustained solely by private donations.

We do not receive support from any level of government.

The food bank is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, a paid part time manager and volunteer coordinator and approximately 80 dedicated volunteers who provide front line service to our clients. We also deliver to Almonte, with the help of St. Paul’s Parish House (70 Clyde St.) and Pakenham thanks to Stonebridge Haven (4839 Kinburn Side Road) – both offer distribution space once a week for clients in those areas without transportation.

What We Do

Our role is to provide 5 day’s worth of food, once a month to families and individuals within our territory  This includes the communities of Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills (Almonte, Clayton, Blakeney, Pakenham, Appleton & White Lake), Beckwith (Franktown & Ashton), and Innisville. 

Who We Serve

Geographic Area Covered:


Clients can access the food bank once a month. Call to schedule a time to shop (613-257-8546). Identification requested for all family members. Please note that these are the hours that the food bank is open for clients.

Mon:  5 pm – 7 pm
Tue:    9 am – noon
Wed:   5 pm – 7 pm
Thu:    9am – noon
Fri:      9 am – noon

Lanark County Food Bank  is a registered non-profit charitable organization (Revenue Canada Registration Number: 892308768RR0001), a member of Feed Ontario, and an affiliate of Food Banks Canada.