Serving the residents of Pickering and Ajax since 1990
Rae Coulter
Jan 25, 1933 - Apr. 20, 2020

We mourn the passing of our former director. Rae led the food bank for many years, retiring from active service in 2014. Her warmth and charm inspired so many of our volunteers and clients. She will be sadly missed. Here is a link to her memorial page.


 

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

How do I make a donation?  Click here


Where do I drop off (large) food drive donations?  Click here



During the COVID-19 pandemic
When visiting the Food Bank to drop off donations PLEASE wear a mask.
Clients coming for food assistance are asked to wear masks also.




Residents of Pickering and Ajax have been extremely generous in the past few weeks by providing financial support and by donating food items. Many of our friends and neighbours have had to turn to the food bank for help but thanks to  your support we are shopping in area grocery stores and refilling our shelves.


We are working hard to keep both clients and our dedicated volunteers safe and healthy during this time. 


THANK YOU SO MUCH



TAX RECEIPTS:  If you have made a financial donation recently and have not received a receipt, please contact us.  Some donations made via E-Transfer or PayPal do not include full mailing addresses.


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


                                                      3 Ways You Can Support The Food Bank

1.  GIFT CARDS  

  • We can buy what we need when we need it
  • No long term food storage
  • Less inventory to track
  • Gift in kind income tax receipts are available

2.  FINANCIAL  SUPPORT     

  • We don't just buy food. Our operating expenses include:  Rent, hydro, heating, equipment & maintenance, office supplies and more   
  • We accept PayPal 

3.  FOOD DRIVE    

  • An excellent way to raise awareness at school, work or for the family  

                                 Please always make delivery part of your plan 


Seldom do we have the opportunity to know how the food bank affects the lives of the people we serve but occasionally we do. Here is a heart warming story from a former client who recalls attending the food bank with his mother.  You can read his story 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: Food Bank.

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 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.  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