About Us


The Dryden Food Bank is a registered Christian Charity, whose mandate is to distribute surplus and donated food and the essentials of life both physically and spiritually, to all individuals in the Dryden are that require assistance.

Goals & Objectives

  1. To develop a network of people dedicated to reaching out to the people that require assistance with the essentials of life in our community as a demonstration of Jesus Christ's love.
  2. To see lives being affected physically, emotionally, and spiritually through the building and nurturing of relationships
  3. To be a tangible arm for the Churches of Dryden and Area, to feed the hungry and less fortunate
  4. To give businesses, service clubs and the people of Dryden and area a tangible way of helping those within their community


Recognizing our common belief that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God the Father, that He died on the cross for our redemption, was raised again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; we therefore co-operate through the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to encourage all people to enter the fellowship of the Christian Church, we agree to: promote co-operation, unity and fellowship among Christian pastors and churches, provide representation on behalf of the churches at community functions and provide an effective way to deal with social and community issues.

Some Dates

  • January 1992 - Food bank opens
  • June 1992 - Food bank moves to the Railside Mall (Shaw Cable building) location
  • June 2000 - Dryden Ministerial Association takes over the Food Bank - creating a new board of directors from five churches within Dryden.
  • December 2006 - Facility at 62 Queen Street was purchased.
  • March 2007 - New Facility Opens


  • We are not a government agency
  • We receive no government funding
  • We do apply for some private grants available in Northwestern Ontario
  • We rely on the good will of the people of Dryden and Area
  • Thank you for your ongoing support.

The Dryden Food Bank is a:

  • Member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks
  • Member of the Regional Food Distribution Association (Thunder Bay)
  • Member of Food Banks Canada (Formerly the Canadian Association of Food Banks)