Food and Fund Drives

Hosting a food drive or a fundraiser can be a very effective way to raise funds and collect food and household products, while also raising awareness about food insecurity in our communities. We are happy to support you in your efforts with tips and ideas, so don't hesitate to contact us! Your efforts make a difference for people in need in York Region. 


With over 169,000 individuals in York Region living on low income, every dollar matters.  Your donations help collect, warehouse and transport food to our front line community partners where they provide food support to their clients.

If you would like to host a fundraiser at school, work, or online, we will be happy to support you.

Please download our digital fundraising toolkit here and contact our Community Relations Manager at

Food Drives

Hosting a food drive is a great way to make a difference in your community while raising awareness about food insecurity in our region.

Our Food Bank happily accepts unopened, unexpired, non-perishable, food items and household products from food drives year-round. We can pick up donated goods, however, if you are able to drop them off, that’s always appreciated.

Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at

Tips for Hosting a Food Drive


Our needs are greater during the “off-season” from January to July as most food drives happen during the holidays.

Items Needed

We will be happy to provide you with a list of the most needed items for your food drive. Download printable list

Social Media

Post about your food drive and tag us in it! We’d love to share the highlights of your event with our online community.


By donating your time, you can make a difference in your community.

Host a Drive

Fundraisers and food drives are great ways to support the Food Bank’s work.

Get Involved

Join forces with your corporate work team and serve your community together.

Partner with Us

Are you an agency that could benefit from our help? Together we can do more.
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