St Paul's on-the-Hill Community Food Bank serving Ajax and Pickering 


How do I register to use the food bank?
Click here.

How do I make a donation?  Click here.

3 Ways to support the Food Bank

St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Community Food Bank depends on the community to keep the doors open so we can help area residents who need food assistance.



We can buy what we need, when we need it

No long term storage

Keep track of inventory

“Gift in Kind” Income Tax Receipts are available




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A great activity to raise awareness at school, work or for the family

Always make delivery a part of your plan

Check our website for a list of Most Needed Items

Many area grocery stores work closely with us especially during food drives and throughout the year. You can purchase pre-made food donations or purchase a gift card.  Confirm with the store which option works best for you.

If you wish to donate your Loblaws Bread Rebate Card, please activate it prior to donation.   Mail it to: St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Food Bank , 882 Kingston Rd., Pickering   ON  L1V 1A8    Att:  Mrs. M. Jocz or drop it off at the Food Bank during hours of operation.

With your help, we are able to keep our doors open.  In 2017 we received 3200 client visits which supplemented the food requirements for 8500 people in Pickering and Ajax.

Exciting News! 

We are happy to announce that renovations have begun at our current home at Parkway Storage, 1535 Pickering Parkway.

We are knocking out walls and almost doubling our space!  Our aim is to make the food bank a safe and welcoming environment for our many clients and volunteers. Soon all of our food will be stored under one roof and there will be more room for serving clients as well as a fully enclosed office for the registrar to have private conversations with clients.

At the same time, we will be completing upgrades including internet, computers, office furniture and equipment that will make our operations easier and safer.

We hope to have all the work completed without interuption to our regular food bank hours.

Seldom do we have the opportunity to know how the food bank affects the lives of the people we serve but we recently received a heart warming story from a former client who recalls attending the food bank with his mother.  You can read his story here.

Take a virtual tour of the food bank.  Click here.

You can make a financial donation online via PayPal here.

A Reminder About Donations by Cheque

When supporting the food bank with a financial contribution please make it payable to St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Food Bank

Mailing address: 882 Kingston Rd.  Pickering, ON L1V 1A8  Attn:  Mrs. P. Bennett.

We also accept grocery store gift cards and online donations through PayPal.

Thank you for supporting your local food bank. 

Are You Planning A Food Drive?

If so, please don't forget to include donation delivery in your plans.  We have very limited ability to pick up large accumulations of donated food.  We have no paid staff and no vehicles other than those operated by our volunteers. Donated food may be dropped off at Parkway Storage Units, preferably during food bank operating hours.  To arrange delivery at other times, please contact us.

What do you think of when you hear the word FOOD DRIVE?  If you are like most people you would answer - non-perishable items like soup, canned vegetables, tuna, canned spaghetti, baked beans dry pasta and of course, Kraft Dinner.  All of these items are important to us and we appreciate receiving them.  However, there are other food items just as important but we never have enough: breakfast cereal, tea bags, instant coffee, sugar, cookies, crackers, luncheon snacks, dessert mixes (i.e. muffin mix/brownie mix) dry soup mix, condiments, toilet paper and personal hygiene products. 

Statistics show that children learn better and behave better in school if they are not hungry. On average, we serve 60 families each week so we are always in need of breakfast and lunch foods and snacks.  The next time you are thinking of donating to our food bank, please visit the Current Needs page.for suggested items or contact us via email.

About Us

Established in 1991 as a temporary outreach program by some members of St. Paul's on-the-Hill Anglican Church, the food bank has outgrown several locations. 

Unfortunately, the need has not diminished over the years but the base has broadened. We now draw volunteers from across the local community.  Over thirty individuals regularly donate their time and efforts to keep the food bank operating.  We are also generously supported by many individuals, businesses and organizations.  Without the strong support of the community we could not continue to operate. 

The food bank is staffed entirely by volunteers.  100% of funds raised are used to operate the food bank and buy food.

The food bank is open to clients on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 10 AM - 12 Noon.

Contact us here.

Help Us

We depend on the generosity of community members who support our mission and vision.  You can help too by contributing  food or making a donation.   Because food collection is uncoordinated, we often end up with too much of one item and not enough of another.  You can help us stock our shelves based on current need.  Please check our Current Needs page for the foods in short supply.

1537 Pickering Parkway, Pickering, ON | (905) 839-9537