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

Looking for food assistance?  Click here.

Looking for food donation instructions?  Click here.

If you are a Food Bank Client, Supporter or Neighbour 

Come and enjoy a  FREE Christmas community luncheon hosted by the Pickering Islamic Centre on Sunday, Decmber 3 at 1:00 P.M.

Address: 2065 Brock Rd.  Pickering

RSVP to: or call (416) 402-6594 as soon as possible.

All are welcome to enjoy time together this holiday season.

2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving Food Drives.  Your support at Thanksgiving and throughout the year is commendable.  Support comes from wide variety of sources: local grocery stores, schools, hockey associations, work places, service club and individuals. 

What’s next?

Click here to see some upcoming events that support the food bank and will be fun too!

Christmas Hamper Program

For those who facing financial struggles throughout the year, Christmas is not always a time for joy and celebration.  For many local families it is a time of added stress as they worry about buying children's presents or putting extra special food on the table. 

If you would like to sponsor a local family during this Christmas season, please contact Elaine Phipps by email at   You can fill a food hamper with everything from soup to nuts and make Christmas Day special or you can go further and provide gifts for the family too.  Contact Elaine.  You will be glad you did.

Corporate sponsors welcome

Thank You Pickering Islamic Centre  

The 5k walk was a great success, raising several hundred dollars and car loads of food donations.  For more information on this fun event click here..  

Thanks Pickering Sqash Club!

Thanks to the extremely generous support of golfers, hole sponsors, members of the Pickering Squash Club and an anonymous dononor, the 2017 Tournamnent was the most successful ever raising over $26,000 for the food bank. 

Since 2010 this very popular annual event has contributed well over $100,000 to food bank operations.

To see some pictures from the day follow the link here.

Mark your calendar for next year - July 19, 2018

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