The North Frontenac Food Bank is grateful for the generous contributions of food and money from individuals, businesses and associations in the community. These contributions allow us to support individuals and families in our community who do not have enough to eat.
Reusable Bag Donations
We gladly accept clean reusable bags to use for our food orders. Please contact us to arrange to drop them off or they can be left in the bin in the alcove outside the food bank.
Small donations of food may be dropped off at the Food Bank between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday and Friday. If these times are not convenient, please contact the Food Bank and we will attempt to arrange for a more convenient time to leave your donation.
Donors of large donations of food must contact the Food Bank to arrange for a date and time to drop off these items.
What to Donate
Although most food items are accepted, there is an on-going demand for some specific products. These include:
canned meat, cereal, peanut butter and jam, chunky soups or stews, school snacks, canned pasta, pasta and pasta sauce,canned diced tomatoes, baked beans, soups, juice, and instant coffee.
In addition to the food items, there is always a need for certain personal care item such as:
shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, soap, dish soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes
Best Before Dates
The North Frontenac Food Bank has adopted Food Banks Canada’s Guidelines for Distributing Food Past the Best Before Date. Please refer to the Best Before Dates Page on this site for more information relating to this subject.
Electronic (E) Transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure your full legal name and mailing address are included in the eTransfer so that a donation receipt can be mailed to you. If your information does not fit in the memo field, please send a separate email with this information together with specific reference to the donation.
Online Donations - CanadaHelps
Monetary donations may also be made online through the North Frontenac Food Bank page on the https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/80033 Through this method, we are able to accept donations by credit card or PayPal, and you are able to select a one time donation, or schedule regular donations.
Online donations through CanadaHelps will be subject to a 3.75% deduction to cover their administrative costs.
Donations may also be sent by cheque to:
North Frontenac Food Bank
P.O. Box 151
Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Pet Food Donations
Rather unique to the North Frontenac Food Bank is the supply of pet food. This donation is courtesy of Angel's Cupboard, being a separate not for profit entity which seeks donor support for the supply of petfood and re-distributes this to the food bank where it is provided to Clients who also have and care for pets. Clients who wish to receive pet food as part of their order must submit this request when requesting a normal food order. This service has been well received and several bags of dog and cat food are supplied weekly to Clients. For additional information please visit the Angel's Cupboard Facebook page.
The Food Bank is regularly looking for volunteers to fill vacancies that arise occasionally. Volunteering at the Food Bank provides an opportunity to give back to the community while helping those who may have fallen on hard times. Please contact the Food Bank to learn how you can become a valuable part of this service.