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There Are Two Ways To Donate...

We strive to ensure that no one goes hungry in our community. There are several ways to contribute to our mission, including donating most needed items or donating financially. Together, we can make a difference.

Donate Financially


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.

Donate Items

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

Stick of Wheat

NOTE: Please advise us if any of your donated items are frozen or require refrigeration 


  • Sidekicks Pasta

  • Toilet Paper

  • Crackers

  • Dry Soup

  • Canned Meats/Canned Salmon

  • Cookies

  • Pudding and Fruit Cups

Not Accepted

  • Goods with alcohol

  • Homemade Goods

  • Outdated or Damaged Cans or Food

  • Medicines/Medical supplies

  • Partially Open Items

  • Clothing/Shoes/Toys/Household items

All Year

  • Financial donations

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)

Also Needed

  • Condiments

  • Large Juice/Juice Boxes

  • School friendly granola bars

  • Dish Soap

  • Peanut Butter

  • Tampons

  • Shampoo

  • Sugar

Not Needed Right Now

  • Dry Pasta

  • Baby Food

  • Canned Soup

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 Vegetables
Canned Fruit
Baked Beans
Canned Pasta and stews





Canned Vegetables

Canned Fruit

Baked Beans

Canned Pasta & Stews

Canned Soup
Pasta Sauce
Peanut Butter





Canned Soup

Pasta Sauce


Peanut Butter

Canned ham and meat
Juice boxes and peanut free snacks
Cereal and oatmeal
baby food





Canned Meat

Juice Boxes & Peanut Free Snacks

Cereal & Oatmeal

Baby Food

Orangeville Food Bank Volunteers holding up thank you sign
Chicken noodle soup
Food on shelves in warehouse
Canned vegetables on shelf

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
And Repeat.

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.

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