Foods you can Donate
The most time consuming job is sorting what has been donated. We do follow Food Banks Canada safe food handling practices around food dating and manufacturer codes and food condition. Last year our food waste increased 388% over the year before to 4000 pounds, because of food donations that were outdated or in poor condition.
Please consider donating healthy, non-expired food items. We cannot use homemade food items like jams, pickles, jellies, etc, or half eaten items, sharply dented cans, out of date items, rusted cans, or culturally specific foods.
We always need peanut butter, canned stews, canned pasta, canned meat, chunky soups, canned vegetables and canned fruit in water. Think of high nutrition, healthy food. Food that you would serve to your family. All local grocery stores in Orangeville have a Food Bank bin, you may drop donations off there anytime.
We also accept fresh fruits and vegetable and other perishable foods. Please call ahead before donating so we can ensure we have volunteers to receive and properly store your generous donation.
Please come to the back of the building and ring the red buzzer.