Open House and Barbeque

Open House and Barbeque

Please join us on September 16 as we open our doors and thank the Community for their support over the last several years.

Clarington East Food Bank is holding an Open House and BBQ on Sept 16 from 11 am to 2 pm to showcase what it has been able to offer Neighbours because of the support it receives from the community.

“We’ve been waiting forever to show off our new facility and the hard work of our volunteers,” says Susan Pascoe, CEFB Program Manager. “Thanks to the generosity of our community and sponsors we have an awesome food bank, and we would like to share it with everyone .”

Furthermore, we would like to discuss the impact food insecurity has in our area.  September is “Hunger Action Month” and I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to meet our board, volunteers, staff and most importantly Neighbours who use our service. Hunger does not discriminate and can affect any individual. Please consider taking the time to learn about the struggles our Neighbours face, the impact financial donations have on our community, and how we are working to break down the stereotypes associated with food banks.

The CEFB moved to 250 Mill Street South, the former St. George Anglican Hall in Sept. 2022. Since then we have pivoted to a shopping model where our Neighbours can come and shop for themselves.

Saturday, Sept 16 will be the first time we have opened to the public. To celebrate,  the Lions Club of Newcastle will be stepping up to the grill and providing hamburgers and a cold drink.

Tours will be offered by the food bank’s many volunteers, and there’ll be face painting and live music.

The Clarington East Food Bank serves the communities of Newcastle, Newtonville, Orono, Kendal and Kirby.

Come out and see what your support has created! For more information, please email

If you plan to attend, please let us know by clicking the button below to submit an RSVP online.