Each month we provide emergency food to help feed over 1200 people.
The food we give a family of four (enough for three days) is worth about $120.
We can’t do this without community support. Your donations help us feed families in need!
Where can I donate food?
Shop and drop!
You can donate food at the main grocery stores (Super A, Extra Foods, Superstore, Shoppers in Qwanlin) in Whitehorse that have a green-painted drop-off box near the exit.
Or you can drop it off at the Whitehorse Food Bank during our hours of operation. If you give us your receipts when you drop off food, at the end of the year we’ll add up the value of your donations and issue you a tax receipt!
You can also donate food on your own doorstep. Twice a year, we organize a city-wide food drive. Bags are dropped off at your door and then volunteers come around a few days later to pick up your donations, at a time noted on the bag.
There are also many smaller food drives organized by school classes, businesses and other groups at different times of the year. They often collect food in their schools, workplaces or organizations and deliver the donations to the Food Bank.
What should I donate?
Below is a list of the things we put in our food hampers. These are the items we need the most! When we do not have enough donations of these items, we have to buy them.
What we need most:
- Tomatoes or tomato sauce
- Meat/fish (tuna, chicken, ham)
- Canned Beans
- Juice (1 or 2 L)
- Coffee (ground), not flavoured
- Tea (herbal, regular)
- Pasta (375, 500, 900 g or large)
- Mac and Cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Cereal, hot or cold (large)
- Granola Bars
- Soda crackers
- Sugar, flour
- Feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons)
- Toilet paper
- Diapers (all sizes)
- Depends (medium-large)
- Soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, razors, shampoo
Things we can’t use:
- Homemade foods
- Opened Items
- Home pickled/canned goods
- Items containing alcohol
- Expired items (over 1 year)