Where do I drop off food drive donations?
For large donations please deliver to our facility at Parkway Storage located at 1535 Pickering Parkway in Pickering.
Volunteer staff are on hand on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 12pm to accept donations.
Parkway Storage Facility is open Monday to Friday 7am to 9pm and on weekends from 9am to 5pm. Deliveries can be made with the help of Parkway Storage office staff. Upon arrival, buzz the office from the keypad at the main gate for entry into the area.
Smaller donations may still be dropped in the bins located in our supporting grocery stores. SEE BELOW FOR PARTICIPATING STORES.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-839-9537 (Tuesday & Friday) to arrange drop off.
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Where can I drop off individual items?
Many local grocery stores have collection bins located prominently in their stores. When you are grocery shopping, please consider including food for the food bank and drop your donations in the bin on your way out.
You will find bins in the following locations:
Allan’s YIG 1900 Dixie Rd., Pickering
Food Basics 1105 Kingston Rd. Pickering
Kingston & White's Freshco 650 Kingston Rd., Pickering
Sobeys 260 Kingston Rd. W., Ajax
Sobeys 955 Westney Rd. S., Ajax
Loblaw’s Market Place 1792 Liverpool Rd., Pickering
Metro 1822 Whites Rd., Pickering
DaCosta's No Frills 1725 Kingston Rd., Pickering
What can I donate?
The food bank accepts all non-perishable items. Please ensure that donations are in good condition and not past expiry or best before dates. We also accept personal hygiene products, household cleaners and paper products. If you are not sure what to donate, contact us and we will be happy to advise you or check the Current Needs page on this site.
Financial donations are gratefully appreciated. All money raised is used to cover general operating expenses which include rent, telephone, equipment upgrades and improvements. The food bank also provides fresh milk and eggs for our clients every week and we purchase any food items needed between food drives.
Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more and will be issued at year end unless specifically requested.