Bob & Carol Bellamy’s Annual East-End Christmas Food Drive

 10,230 lbs of food & $20,831. collected so far! 

For 9 years we have combined our annual Calendar delivery with a collection for the Barrie Food Bank.  Due to Covid-19 we could not get our Elves together to provide you with our annual Parade and canvass door-to-door collecting your donations. Also, the Barrie Food Bank could not bring in their volunteers to sort food donations. Therefore, the Barrie Food Bank requested Financial Donations only. This year you continued to show your Christmas Spirit and generosity and maintained the success of our annual Food Drive while helping those in need during such unusual and challenging times. Donations totaled $4,290.00! 


 Ways You Can Donate in 2021

On-Line at:

Mail to: Barrie Food Bank, P.O. Box 145, Barrie, ON L4M 4S9

Drop-Off to: Robinsons Home Hardware, 138 Penetanguishene Rd. (During regular business hours.)

Drop-Off to: the Barrie Food Bank, 42 Anne Street S., Unit 2. (off of Army Navy Air Force Dr.)

Tax Receipts will be issued by the Barrie Food Bank upon your request.

Note: Please mention it is in support of Bob & Carol Bellamy’s East-End Christmas Food Drive, so we will have a total. Thank you.

Our 10th Annual East-End Christmas Food Drive will be collecting your donations in December of 2021.

We hope to return to hosting our usual Parade in 2021.

What we do: First we attach information flyers to empty Food Bank bags and deliver them in advance to the homes in the pick-up area, (plus to many of our loyal clients outside the pick-up area as well.)  The flyers let the neighbours know the date & time we will be delivering their calendars & collecting their donations.  Then we decorate a float & load it with calendars & candy canes, complete with Christmas Carols ready to play! We enjoy an afternoon with our neighbours & their children as they join us on our parade route – enjoying the true spirit of the Season – wearing elf hats and singing Christmas Carols as we deliver calendars & candy canes & collecting Food Bank donations.  What a blast & a win-win for our neighbours & the Barrie Food Bank. Then it’s back to our home for hot chocolate, cookies, & chili for all the helpers – while we await the results of the weigh-in & cash donation total.


Thank you & Merry Christmas! Bob & Carol Bellamy

“Thank you so much for running your annual food drive. Your support and enthusiasm is amazing.”

Peter Sundborg, Executive Director, Barrie Food Bank