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Community Resource Service is a community-based organization dedicated to meeting the essential needs of economically stressed individuals for food and employment.
Community Resource Service began as a result of the economic hardship that hit our community in the late 1980s. Originally called the Brantford Unemployed Help Centre, our organization started by providing support and advocacy to those affected by the economic downturn.

As a local charity, Community Resource Service provides support to those in need and has developed programs to support individuals and families facing economic hardship, and for those needing support in finding employment.

Programs, including Food Bank & Distribution Services, Employment Services and Christmas Baskets, have been part of our support to the community.

Our Vision
Leading the Way for Better Lives
Meet the Team
Executive Director
Heather Vanner

Employment Services
Program Manager
Sharon Rodobolski

Food Bank/Christmas Baskets
Program Manager
Cindy Oliver

Board of Directors & Membership
Community Resource Service is led by a dedicated volunteer board of directors. If you are interested in learning more about our board and about membership in our organization, please contact us.
FAQs Employment Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in Community Resource Service. For more information about current employment opportunities, please contact us at

Speakers Bureau
If you would like one of our staff or volunteers to speak to your group or organization, please contact us at 519 751 4357.

Fast Facts

Food Bank & Distribution

  • Approximately 1,250 households utilize the Food Bank each month. This represents almost 3,500 individuals.
  • A research study, commissioned by the Canadian Association of Food Banks, indicates that 41% of Canadians surveyed said that they knew someone personally who required the assistance of a Food Bank.
  • Each year, close to 650,000 pounds of food reach individuals and families within Brantford and Brant County.
  • 38% of our Emergency Food Bank recipients are children.
  • We support not only people using our Food Bank, but also 22 community food programs that provide meals to the needy and homeless within our community.

Christmas Baskets
  • Each year, more than 2,600 Christmas Hampers are provided to families and individuals in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations.
  • More than 2,700 children received a toy last Christmas.
  • Toys for ages 11-14 are needed most.

  • We successfully find employment for 89% of our Employment Services program participants.
  • A total in excess of 2,500 people visit our Resource Areas each year.
  • Employers indicate a 100% satisfaction rate with our services.
Who to Contact
Main Office (including Administration, Food Bank, Employment Services and Christmas Baskets)
1100 Clarence Street South,
Suite 102
Brantford, Ontario N3S 7N8
P: 519 751 4357
F: 519 751 0810

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Employment Services
230 Shellard Lane
Units 3 & 4
Brantford, Ontario

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Christmas Baskets (after November 1st)
P: 519 751 0000
F: 519 751 2244

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