Our mission is to provide a nutritional supply of food in a welcoming and supportive environment 
to residents of the City of Pickering and Town of Ajax

COVID UPDATE

The food bank is considered an essential service and therefore will be OPEN every Tuesday and Friday from 10 to noon to serve residents of Pickering and Ajax.

We will continue to request that you wear a face mask while inside the food bank.  Many of our volunteers are seniors or immune compromised.  We ask that you respect this request while we fill your order.  Thank You. 

Clients and visitors do not need to be vaccinated to enter the food bank but they must wear a mask. To maintain physical distancing, clients will be limited to one member per household and only one may enter at a time. You will be asked to line up outside to wait your turn so please dress for the weather. 

If you or any members of your household are under quarantine or not feeling well, 
DO NOT come to the Food Bank.  
Call us at 905-839-9537 to make special arrangements.

If you have food to drop off during this period please email us for instructions.  Please DO NOT leave food donations at our front door when the food bank is closed.  Contact us for more details.

Food Bank Director Margaret Jocz Retiring


After more than 16 years as a volunteer, Marg Jocz has announced her intention to retire later this year. Over the past few years the food bank has experienced unprecedented growth to the point that management of the operation has become a full time job. With Marg’s retirement, a decision has been made to create two new paid positions: Food Bank Manager and Part Time Bookkeeper. Position descriptions may be viewed below.


Marg’s contribution to the growth and development of the food bank will be acknowledged by the City of Pickering at the Civic Awards Ceremony on June 20.


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How do I register to use the food bank?
  Visit the Client Information page here or go directly to On-line Registration

No appointments are necessary to visit the food bank. Once you have completed the registration,  come in any Tuesday or Friday from 10 AM to Noon.
We will continue to request that you wear a face mask while inside the food bank.  Many of our volunteers are seniors or immune compromised.  We ask that you respect this request while we fill your order.  Thank You. 

Thank You For Your Support

We appreciate all the donations and support that comes from our community.  Without you, we cannot help those facing food insecurity here in Pickering and Ajax. We received support from local business, social groups, schools, grocery stores and many more. 

TO OUR CLIENTS

The Food Bank remains open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10-12 however we are implementing some new procedures to help keep our clients and volunteers safe. Please follow the directions of the volunteers who greet you at the door

Remember to wash your hands and maintain social distancing and wear a protective face mask whenever possible.

If you are visiting us for the first time, please pre-register here. It will save time at the door.

If you are sick, please stay away and call Caremongers at 1-888-573-0982 for assistance. A volunteer will pick up your order from the food bank and deliver it to your front door. Click the PDF below for more information.

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Take a virtual tour of the food bank.  Click https://youtu.be/VmoSfeQGKFI


About Us

Established in 1990 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.  

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

Contact us here.

Help Us

We depend on the generosity of community members who support our mission and vision.   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