About Us

Established in 1990 as a temporary outreach program by 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 needs of our community have grown exponentially.

Over 55 individuals volunteer their time to keep the food bank operating and we are generously supported by many businesses and organizations. Without the strong support of the community, we could not continue to provide assistance to our clients and their families. We have 15 volunteer drivers who regularly pick up food from donation bins located in grocery stores and grocery store orders placed by the Food Bank. Drivers use their personal vehicles as 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.

Our 2023 operating expenses have increased since 2022 which includes rent, utilities, supplies and restocking food items. Our Christmas Program was able to provide 250 care packages, gift cards, turkeys and winter clothing items such as hats, gloves and socks to our clients. All of our clients live in the Ajax-Pickering area and may visit the food bank up to 2 times in one month.

Because of your kindness and generosity, you helped us provide food to feed 29,119 people - an increase of 8,253 people over 2022. There were 8,263 food bank visits in 2023, which represent households.

Current Needs

Please visit our home page to see the most up-to-date list of our current needs. 

Community Partners

The food bank gratefully acknowledges the support of the following individual, business and organization partners without whom we would cease to operate:

Business Partners
  • AjaxPickering.ca
  • Derek's Independent Grocer, Pickering
  • CIBC Glenanna Branch, Pickering
  • Chartwell Retirement Residence (City Centre), Pickering
  • City of Pickering, Pickering
  • DaCosta's No Frills, Pickering
  • DUCA Credit Union, Pickering
  • Food Basics, Pickering
  • Happy to Bake, Pickering
  • Hydro One Inc. Toronto.
  • Kingston & White's Freshco, Pickering
  • Loblaws Pickering Market, Pickering
  • Meridian Credit Union, Pickering
  • Metro, Pickering
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Pickering   
  • Pickering Squash Club, Pickering
  • Sobeys, North Ajax   
  • Sobeys, South Ajax
  • Viva Pickering Retirement Community, Pickering
  • Westney Gardens by Revera, Ajax
Church Partners
  • Altona Road Community Church, Pickering
  • Bayfair Baptist Church
  • Claremont United Church, Claremont                                     
  • Dunbarton Fairport United Church, Pickering 
  • Heritage United Church, Markham
  • Pickering Village United Church, Ajax
  • St George's Anglican Church, Ajax
  • St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, Pickering
  • St. Martin's Anglican Church, Pickering
  • St. Paul’s on-the-Hill, Pickering
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian, Ajax
community organization partners
  • Canadian Progress Club, Durham Region Women
  • Canadian Progress Club Durham South
  • City of Pickering
  • Fairport Beach Neighbourhood Association
  • Feed the Need, Durham
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 353
  • Knights of Columbus, Local 11098, Pickering 
  • Knights of Columbus, Local 11729, Pickering
  • Kinsmen & Kinette Club of Pickering
  • Lions Club of Ajax
  • Unifor, Local 222, Oshawa
  • Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 227, Pickering
  • Pickering Hockey Association
  • Pickering Squash Club
  • Pickering West Shore CommunityAssociation                  
  • Rotary Club of Pickering
  • Rougemount Community and Recreation Association    
  • Rouge Valley I.O.D.E., Pickering
  • SoRo Community Association
  • Whitby-Ajax Garden Project 
individual partners
  • Corrine & Michael Team, Pickering
  • Your Pickering, Pickering
Too many to mention!
  • Schools, teachers and school children who participate in and promote food drives
  • All those wonderful people who faithfully and silently contribute to food drives and fundraisers