MAKE ORANGEVILLE A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL OF US!
Whether you want to give once, give monthly, or donate a security or mutual fund for great financial benefits, with CanadaHelps you can donate online to the Orangeville Food Bank. You can even give in tribute or in memory. Contributions over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Orangeville Food Bank provides a vital service for those in need in the surrounding area. With large and perishable donations accepted Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 4:30pm, as well as small non-perishable items accepted in Grocery Stores or through the blue donation bin at the Food Bank's front door, the Orangeville Food Bank is a convenient way to help those in your community.
Our Most Needed Items
NOTE: Please advise us if any of your donated items are frozen or require refrigeration
Canned Meats/Canned Salmon
Pudding and Fruit Cups
Goods with alcohol
Outdated or Damaged Cans or Food
Partially Open Items
We can use our buying power to make your generous cash donation go the extra mile!
- Fruits (apples, oranges, pears, bananas, any seasonal fruits)
Vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, any seasonal vegetables)
Dairy (Milk, eggs, butter, margarine, cheese, and yogurt)
Proteins (Meat, including Halal)
Large Juice/Juice Boxes
School friendly granola bars
Not Needed Right Now
Food Of The Month
Promoting a specific food of the month is a good way to help you plan. You can buy the "Food of the Month" at local grocery stores. Thanks to Sobeys, Metro, Zehrs, FreshCo, No Frills and Walmart for all the support you give to the community.
Canned Pasta & Stews
Juice Boxes & Peanut Free Snacks
Cereal & Oatmeal
Food Sourcing: Perishable And Non-Perishable Items
Thanks to ongoing Community run fundraisers and the generosity of our donors, we manage to keep our shelves stocked. Supplies begin to dwindle around late spring and early summer and when supplies are low with our standard items we turn to the cash donated to purchase healthy food items.
We source perishable foods from our community partners as well. We pick up breads, meats, prepared meals and other perishable items from all our local grocery stores on a weekly basis. We currently harvest from our 50′ x 50′ community garden at Edelbrock Centre. The garden is seeded, cared for and harvested by our volunteers to bring in even more fresh produce when in season. We are also supported by donors who have surplus produce from their personal gardens.
With donated funds we purchase foods for our Kid’s Zone, an area where families can access extra foods for their children. This area includes: cheese sticks, yogurt, carrot sticks, oranges, apples, etc.
Every client is entitled to milk, eggs, potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, bread, and frozen perishables. Our focus is to provide as many healthy food choices as we are able. We recently invested in a walk-in fridge and freezer in order to accommodate as many perishable donations as we are offered so that we might double the amount of healthy food available to clients.
We joined the Ontario Association of Food Banks, now Feed Ontario, in June 1994, and by association we became a member of Food Banks Canada (FBC). Being an Feed Ontario member gives us access to food sources we normally wouldn’t have. We are also members of the Waterloo Food Distribution System and benefit from monthly deliveries of perishable foods including frozen proteins and vegetables. From our association with Feed Ontario and Food Banks Canada, we benefit from egg and milk program support as well as annual chicken, beef and turkey programs.
Receive, Sort, Shelve
Donations arrive throughout the week and are carefully inspected, sorted and moved out to the shelves. Dedicated volunteers work to ensure our clients receive the best of what we have to offer.