Donate food

Food donations from our community and corporate partners are critical and help us provide over 4.5 million meals to adults, children, and families in need each year.

Two ways you can pitch in

Corporate food donations

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Contact us today if you're company can support Ontario's food banks through a large-scale food donation.

We are able to pick up or receive fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food donations in pallet or truckload quantities. Working with our partners in the transport industry, we maintain all safe food handling and cold chain requirements, while efficiently distributing food across the province to those who need it the most.

Donate now by contacting:

Shanade Thomas
Operations & Programs Coordinator or (416) 656-4100 ext. 2940

How you can help

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Food banks accept a variety of fresh and non-perishable foods to help support their community. Use our tool to find your local food bank and help make a difference today!

What food banks need the most

Feed Ontario recommends donating items you like to see in your own household including fresh food and pantry items. See a few of our suggestions below!

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Cereal, rice, pasta, oats, granola bars, and flour

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Canned fish and meat, fresh meat and poultry, eggs, beans and legumes, and peanut butter

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Fruit and vegetables

Fresh and canned fruits and vegetables, and children's snacks

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Special diet foods

Diet-specific food (e.g. low-sugar, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.), culturally appropriate food (e.g. halal, kosher, etc.), vegan and vegetarian options

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Pantry staples

Soup, pasta sauce, stews, chili, and prepared meals

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Household and hygiene items

Toilet paper, cleaning products, toothpaste, deodorant, tampons, etc.

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How donated food moves through our network

Large-scale donations of shelf stable or fresh and frozen foods are an important way Feed Ontario helps keep food bank shelves full. Learn about how food donations move through our network to help ensure everyone in Ontario has access to healthy and nutritious food.

Farmer Tax Credit Bill (Bill 36)

Ontario farmers who donate to local food banks and community meal programs are eligible to receive a 25% tax credit based on the fair market value of the donated product! Feed Ontario worked with the agricultural community and MPP Bob Bailey (Sarnia-Lambton) to gain support on this initiative, which was passed in 2013 with all-party support. Ontario is the first province in Canada to offer this tax credit.

Get involved today

If you’re interested in learning more about donating food to Feed Ontario, contact Shanade Thomas (Manager, Operations & Programs) at or (416) 656-4100 ext. 2940.