Donate Food

 The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) could not do what we do without the generous support of our food and agricultural industry partners! Every year they donate millions of pounds of fresh and non-perishable food to help those in need all across Ontario. 

Corporate Food Donations

If you are a company looking to support Ontario’s food bank network through a food donation, please contact us today!

The OAFB are experts in distributing food safely and efficiently across the province to those who need it most. To begin the donation process either fill out the form below or contact Adelaide, our Food Programs Coordinator by email ( or phone (416-656-4100).

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Individual Food Donations

Our member food banks all across Ontario will gladly accept your support. Find the closest food bank to you.

If you’re not sure what to donate, choose items you’d like to see in your own fridge, or consult our list of most-needed items at food banks:

Most-Needed Items At Food Banks


Such as oatmeal, high-fibre cereal, brown rice, and whole grain pasta


Such as canned salmon or tuna, peanut butter, canned or dried beans/lentils

Fruits & Veggies

Such as potatoes, onions, carrots and tomatoes. Food banks can accept both canned and fresh!

Special Diet Foods

Such as gluten-free, lactose-free, kosher, heart-healthy and sugar-free foods

Baby Foods

Such as pureed veggies, powdered formula, baby cereal