HARVEST HANDS is a nonprofit food distribution bank dedicated to ‘rescuing’ food from bakers to retailers to help agencies and thousands of families throughout SW Ontario. Funded entirely by donations and volunteer-driven, Harvest Hands provides food to feed over 24,000 families per year.

Jim Collins, Executive Director

Jim Collins is a businessman who founded Harvest Hands to rescue thousands of dollars of surplus food to help families and agencies with safe and nutritious meals for a hand-up to a healthier future.

Together We Can End Hunger

Partnering with agencies to make a difference in lives.

Our network is comprised of more than 80 agencies across SW Ontario including food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, missions, emergency shelters, residences, seniors’ residences, community housing and other programs. We are motivated to demonstrate God’s love through acts of kindness and are committed to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in our region.

How does Harvest Hands work?

  • Food is donated by bakers, growers and retailers.

  • Suppliers contact us when they have a surplus

  • We pick up at the supplier’s warehouse

  • We bring all food back to our warehouse for sorting and quality control

  • We deliver food to 80+ agencies in 12 counties across SW Ontario

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Our Vision

In the process of eliminating hunger for those most vulnerable, our vision is to seek practical means to equip individuals and families with skills for independent living. This includes training on education and employment, financial management and other aspects of healthy living.