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A person standing behind a table piled with nonperishable food items.

The Importance of Food Drives

We receive substantial weekly food donations from Daily Bread & Second Harvest, that allow us to meet a reasonable minimum base to provide food to our members.  If we relied solely on those sources, we would be unable to provide the quantities of nutritious food we feel are sufficient to meet the needs of our members. As such, we work hard to develop and maintain partnerships with businesses and organizations and citizens to obtain additional supplies. 

Food drives are a great way to help make a positive impact in your community. By donating non-perishable items such as canned goods, pasta, and cereal, you are contributing to the fight against hunger. These donations not only help to alleviate hunger but also promote a sense of community and compassion. 

Donation boxes for a food drive, filled with food.

What to Donate

Non Perishable Food, Hygiene, Baby and Pet Food Products Such As:

  • Meat

  • Fresh Fruit & Veggies

  • Hot/Cold Cereal

  • Canned or Dry Beans

  • Dry Pasta & Pasta Sauce

  • Canned Fruits & Veggies

  • Treats! candy, cookies, dried fruit etc.

  • Snacks! chips, crackers, granola bars etc.

  • Baking products; flour, cake mix, oats etc.

  • Dog/Cat food; dry in small packages or canned.

  • Baby products; formula, baby food, diapers, wipes

  • Hygiene products; soap, deodorant, incontinence products, shampoo, conditioner, menstrual products

Current Non-Food Needs

Volunteers packing grocery boxes.

To keep our overhead costs low, we try to find donations of equipment to help with our work. 

  • Cleaning Supplies (Industrial or Domestic)

  • Office Supplies (ex. Pens, paper)

  • Packaging Materials (ex. Bags, boxes)

If there's anything else you'd like to donate to the Parkdale Community Food Bank that you might think we need, reach us at and we'll respond as soon as possible.

Donation Pick Up & Bin Drop Off

While we are pleased to provide collection bin drop-off and donation pick-up services, but we do encourage donors to drop off their own donations if possible.

Located at 263 Dunn Avenue, we welcome donations during the following hours:

Wednesday & Thursday 10:00AM-4:30PM

Friday 4:00PM-8:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM-4:30PM.

If you are unable to drop off your food drive donations, please send us an email at and we will do our best to arrange a pick-up date.


Thank you for your support in helping us reduce hunger in the Parkdale community.

My Food Savers

Reduce food waste and support your local food bank with the My Food Savers website. My Food Savers is designed to help you combat food waste effortlessly while supporting your local food banks! 

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