Facts About The Food Bank 

We are a charitable organization run solely by volunteers.

Our 2016 operating expense exceeded $ 80,000.

The people of Ajax and Pickering donate all of our food and finances. 

Our main distribution centre/warehouse has approximately 1800 sq. ft. of storage space located at Parkway Storage in Pickering. We also occupy up to 4 additional storage units to accommodate food collected during food drives.

All of our clients live in the Ajax-Pickering area.

Clients may visit the food bank up to 2 times in one month.

The food bank had 3493 client visits feeding 9500 people in 2016

Approximately 35% of our clients are children.

 

We have 6 volunteer drivers who regularly pick up food from drop off bins located in grocery stores and other sites.  

Drivers use their personal vehicles - the food bank does not own any vehicles.  

Most of our drivers work at regular jobs and fit their collection schedules into their daily routines.

It takes the combined efforts of about 35 volunteers to operate the warehouse and client food distribution programs.

Most of our volunteers are retired but we draw support from all segments of the community.  

When we need extra help for special projects, we can call on church or club partners to supply work teams as well as individual community members