How Can I Help?

What You Can Do

There are a number of simple ways you can help Community Food Share achieve its mission.

How we use donated funds

Because of relationships we've built with local vendors, Community Food Share is usually able to make the value of a dollar go further. In fact, for every $1 we receive, we can often purchase $3 worth of food!

With cash donations and gift cards, we can purchase perishable items such as:

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Fruits and Vegetables

They also provide us with the necessary funds to deal with shortages of other items, maintain infrastructure and cover operating costs.

We offer three options to help you make donations easily and securely. You may consider a one-time donation, or sign up for monthly contributions, starting at $5/month. All donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Help keep our shelves full

You can drop off food during office hours at our food banks in Morrisburg and Winchester. Please contact us to find out specific needs, or if you have any questions about food donations.

You can drop off food donations at the following stores:
  • Winchester – Winchester Foodland
  • Morrisburg – Laura's Valu-Mart
  • Iroquois – Iroquois Foodland
  • Finch - D&D Market
  • Chesterville – Mike Dean’s Heritage Market
Our most commonly needed food items include:
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • Canned Meat/Stews/Chili
  • Canned Fruit (398 ml and 796 ml)
  • Canned Vegetables (398 ml and 540 ml
  • Cereal (No Sugared or Nuts, Almonds, etc.)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Crackers
  • Canned Meat
  • Children’s Snacks (ex. Rice Krispie squares, granola bars, fruit and pudding Cups, juice boxes, crackers and cheese)

Reminder: We cannot accept expired food, dented cans or open items.

Food drives are held throughout the year at local grocery stores and other businesses and community events. Some of the larger food drives in our community include:

  • Fill-a-Bag Food Drive in May
  • Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger campaign at local schools in October
  • Christian Reformed Church Youth Group food drive on Halloween night
  • CP Holiday Train stop at Finch in November
  • OPP Stuff the Cruiser in November

Watch our Facebook page and the local newspapers for news on upcoming food drives and other events in support of Community Food Share.

Interested in organizing your own food drive or fundraising event? Contact Jane Schoones at admin@communityfoodshare.ca.

How much does your garden grow?

If you have fresh garden produce to spare, we can use it as long as the product is relatively clean. Our volunteers will also give it a good scrubbing just to be sure.

The Ontario Government introduced a 25% non-refundable Food Bank Donation Tax Credit for farmers who donate agricultural products to food banks. For more details contact Jane Schoones at admin@communityfoodshare.ca.

Donate your time

We are always looking for people to lend a hand, in a variety of capacities:

  • Organizing food donations and stocking shelves
  • Help at fundraising event
  • Preparing meal kits
  • Contributing to any of the services we offer to clients

If you are interested in helping out, please complete the form below, or email Jane at
admin@communityfoodshare.ca.

Volunteer with us

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