Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - 23 Philip Ave

Service: Food Bank

Add Record Add Record | Suggest Update | Print Version (New Window)
Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron Treaty
Description (Service)
  • Provides non-perishable and perishable food items and clothing to individuals and families in need or in an emergency situation 
  • Provides a week's worth of children's lunches and breakfasts 
  • Offers a baby food cupboard with baby food, pablum, formula and diapers 
  • Provides fish and wild game when available 
  • Provides a variety of gently used clothing items for family members of all ages 
  • Conducts many fundraising events such as movie nights, staff food challenges, raffles, draws and community events with proceeds towards the food bank 
  • Oversees donation bins within the communities 
  • Gladly accepts donations of gently used clothing, food items and cash
Hours Mon 1 pm-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
Boundaries Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nipissing First Nation in need
Participants are eligible for 1 visit per month (excluding emergencies) and must present: 
  • Identification for all clients in household (birth certificate, etc) 
  • Proof of address (utility bill etc for adults, report card (for example) as proof of residency for children) 
  • Phone numbers are voluntarily collected for distribution of perishable items that may become available 
  • Emergency requests ("Emergency Access Form") for critical situations will be reviewed by staff and if approved, will be available during regular office hours; emergency requests granted to a maximum of 6 times per year (over and above regular monthly visits)
Application Operates on a drop-in basis during food bank hours
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-753-6972
Fax 705-753-0207
Primary Contact Ginger Penasse, Food Bank Supervisor and Ontario Works Supervisor; Phone: 705-753-2050 ext 1324
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address 23 Philip Ave
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
View Google Map
Mailing Address c/o Food Bank 
36 Semo Rd 
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Fundraising ; Donations