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Meal Box Program

Sponsor a family today.

Fresh Food Weekly is a community-led initiative that offers an avenue for families to feed families struggling to eat three meals a day. 

Fresh Food Weekly is a food charity run through The VanDyck Foundation, which is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. The Fresh Food Weekly program provides a free, biweekly meal box of fresh and locally-sourced groceries to low-income families residing in the City of Barrie and the Town of Innisfil. We seek to improve food security by creating a reliable avenue to get fresh food into the homes of people who really need it. The ripple effects of the pandemic are impacting everyone - but it's hitting the most vulnerable in our community the hardest. There is an unprecedented need to help those who are struggling to eat on a daily basis and the goal of Fresh Food Weekly is to alleviate this struggle to some degree. Whether they're a single mom working three jobs, have a disability and literally can't work, or are elderly and live alone and have no one to look after them, Fresh Food Weekly improves food security by breaking down every single barrier preventing these people from eating three meals a day.

National News Coverage


CBC News Network Interview


Leah Dyck talks about Fresh Food Weekly on The Rundown show with Andrew Nichols on the CBC News Network. 

Jan. 11, 2023; 7:20pm. 

2022-2023 Impact Report


Key Metrics Report


The VanDyck Foundation

Charitable Registration Number: 77364 5148 RR0001

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