Heat Bank Haliburton County began in 2013 as a community initiative with a mission to increase the supply of and ease of access to emergency firewood and heat for vulnerable residents of Haliburton County.
We formed when a number of community groups, agencies and community members recognized a need for a united front to help people keep warm.
We greatly appreciate the collaborative spirit and vision of our founders:
Tina Jackson & A Place Called Home Heather Reid & Abbey Gardens Judy MacDuff & David Ogilvie & 4C’s of Haliburton Ken Mott & Wilberforce Food Bank Robert Spurrier & Cardiff Community Food Bank John Teljeur & JT’s Food Crusade Terry Goodwin & Men of Integrity
Heat Bank Haliburton County is now a program of the Central Food Network, which is a registered charity operating in the Municipality of Highlands East in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands. We have firewood depots situated across Haliburton County which allows for wood donations to be directed to an area close to its source. It also means that we are really "neighbours helping neighbours" especially given the number of community members who come together to help cut and split wood and the team of volunteers who deliver it, even on the worst of winter days.
Since 2013, we have worked tirelessly to introduce new services in our efforts to reduce the impacts of poverty and arm households with the tools they need to prevent and overcome heating & hydro emergencies.