Helpline Inc/The Oromocto Food & Clothing Bank has been serving
the greater Oromocto and outlying areas since 1987.
We are a charitable organization who’s mission is:
Oromocto Food Bank is a compassionate, inclusive, accessible organization that changes the lives of individuals and families.
In support of our mission we believe:
- All people seeking our help should be treated with compassion, dignity and understanding
- Our clients deserve the highest quality foods that are possible for us to provide
- The spirit of community and volunteerism is our strength and our primary resource
- And, we are accountable to our community for the programs and services we deliver
The organization serves a population of over 27, 000, a 70 kilometer radius from the Town of Oromocto boundaries that includes:
- Fredericton Junction
- Upper Gagetown
We believe that healthier food means healthier communities. Our food bank is able to provide 40% fresh foods to those who come to use our food hamper services through our partnerships and programs.
The facility is a 6,000 sq ft, wheelchair accessible
energy efficient building that hosts:
Food Distribution Warehouse
Large refrigerators / walk in freezers
Class 4 Teaching Kitchen
Doubles as a community gathering and learning space
Access to Free Clothing store
Advocacy & Education
The facility operates with minimal paid staff and is fully supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.
The Annual Operating Budget for the organization is $250,000.
The organization is operated by a board of directors compiled of interested persons from the community.