Donate Food & Funds

Thank you for your interest in supporting the North York Harvest community during these challenging times.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer able to pick up food from community food drives.

Want to raise funds in support of our community? Click here to find out more about our Harvest Hero Virtual Food Drive.

Since the start of this pandemic, we had to shift our operation to ensure the safety of all our stakeholders. While we continue to accept food donation drop-offs (see below), we no longer deliver bins or pick up community food drives in the foreseeable future.

Find your drop off locations here.

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at local fire halls or designated bins located in participating grocery drop-off locations.

You can also drop off your donation at our main office and warehouse location at 116 Industry St, weekdays between 9:30am – 3:00pm.

Wondering what you should donate? Please see our list of urgently needed food items*

Interested in organizing a food & fund drive: please register here:

Registration gives us an indication of the amount of food and/or funds that will be coming in from the community so we can shift resources as necessary; and it allows us to acknowledge the work of organizations and people like you, making a difference in our community.

Food & Fund Drives 2021-2022

  • Coordinator, team captain, contact information
  • Name of organization, school, or community group hosting the food & fund drive or fundraiser
  • Describe your event/initiative and how you are raising food and funds.
  • Please provide your social media handles so we can acknowledge your support!
  • By publicly naming North York Harvest Food Bank as the beneficiary of my event, I agree to deliver the full amount of the proceeds raised as soon as possible after the event date. I agree that a representative of North York Harvest must approve the use of its name and/or logo prior to public use/promotion.

Once we receive your registration, a North York Harvest staff will contact you.

Please note that registration must be approved prior to organizing, publicizing or holding the event. North York Harvest respects the privacy of its donors. The information we collect is used to process donations and keep our donors informed about our activities.

If you would like to discuss further or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 416-635-7771 ext. 21

*Please ensure that the expiry date has not passed on any donated food items!

All donors are protected by the Ontario Donation of Food Act, 1994 which absolves those who donate in good faith from liability.