St Paul's on-the-Hill Community Food Bank serving Ajax and Pickering
The auction was a great success. Thank you Somcan Foundation, for your support of the food bank.
On Line Auction in Support of the Food Bank
The Somcan Foundation (Somcan Group), located in Pickering is holding an on line auction with ALL proceeds coming to the food bank. This is a great opportunity to get some great Christmas gifts and support the food bank. Browse through the many gift items and see if there is something just for you. Share the link with staff, family, friends and on social media.
UPDATE: Christmas Hamper Registration is CLOSED. All our hampers have been assigned.
If you would like to prepare a hamper to help feed a family this Christmas, please contact us for more information.
CHRISTMAS HAMPER REGISTRATION
Registration for hampers runs from November 8 to December 9, 2016.
Preference will be given to ACTIVE food bank clients. Due to a limited number of hampers, new food bank registrations or inactive clients will be referred to Salvation Army in Ajax or placed on our waiting list.
All of the Christmas Hampers are donated from St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Anglican Church, area churches, schools, businesses, service clubs or individuals from the Pickering and Ajax area.
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.
Food Banks In Need
To watch a short video aired by Global News in 2014 covering some Toronto area food banks and including footage shot at St. Paul's on the Hill Community Food Bank, click here.
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.
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 fifty 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.
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