Thank You
Harvest Hero!

Thank you for supporting the North York Harvest Community! 

Together you will be joining other Harvest Heroes in providing food and hope to our community members in need!

Please feel free contact us at if you have any concerns.

Thank you!

NYH Development Team


Food Drive FAQs:

Please note: we are no longer able to pick up food from community food drives.

While we continue to accept food donation drop-offs (see below), we no longer deliver bins or pick up community food drives.

Wondering what you should donate?

North York Harvest Urgent Need Food Poster items to donate including rice canned tomatoes canned vegetables cooking oil canned fish

Please see our list of urgently needed food items*

Food Drop Off Locations:

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

Find your drop off locations here.

You can also drop off your donation at our main office and warehouse location at 116 Industry Street, weekdays 10:00am – 3:00pm.

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.

Virtual Food Drive FAQs:

What is a Virtual Food Drive? 

A virtual food drive is like a regular food collection drive, except online and with the goal of raising cash donations to help us purchase food for our community in need. Starting your own virtual food drive is easy too. Sign up to be an individual fundraiser or create or join a team. Get your co-workers, family, and friends together and show the community how much you care!

What are some fundraising tips? 

Keep it personal: make sure to add a photo to your personal fundraising page and share your story. Tell everyone in your network – family, friends, co-workers – why you are fundraising for North York Harvest and why it is important to you. Get out there on social media and spread the word by posting your campaign link. 

Start a team: fundraising by yourself can be a challenge, which is why creating or joining an existing team can be a great solution to help move your campaign along. Reach out to family, friends, colleagues, or anyone else you know and encourage them to join your cause. Or if you know someone who’s already fundraising for us, it’s easy to simply join their cause!

Can my organization participate as a fundraiser?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage organizations to step up the plate and rally as much support as they can. To ensure that we are able to recognize your organization, please ensure you are registering as a team and your organization name is visible. 

Once the team has been created, let all your co-workers know and encourage them to join your team. We’ll be keeping track of the top fundraisers and can let you know how your team is doing throughout the campaign. 

If I donate funds will I receive a tax receipt?

Eligible donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt immediately via email after a donation is made.  

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.