“Communities without Hunger”


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.


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 and currently to 84 Mill St. in Carleton Place in April of 2020.


The Lanark County Food Bank is a non-denominational, non-political organization sustained solely by private donations. We are a needs-based food bank; we will provide food to everyone who comes to our door asking for help.

We do not receive support from any level of government.

The food bank is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, a paid full time manager and approximately 120 dedicated volunteers who provide front line service to our clients, keep our food bank gardens producing, and support the infrastructure that makes the food bank work. We also provide a delivery service to our families who are unable to shop for themselves or do not have access to transportation.


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 & Ramsay), Beckwith (Franktown & Ashton), White Lake and Innisville. 


Geographic Area Covered

Our families can access the food bank once a month. Call to schedule a time to shop (613-257-8546). Identification requested for all family members.

Hours to pick up food hampers are:

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

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