Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Our Food Bank is located beside the Thrift Store at 2660 Industrial Park Road in Smithville. For information on food assistance click here Food Assistance
Food Rescue We are registered with FoodRescue.ca and accept quality food from businesses that have excess product or have product that is safe yet cannot be sold. This program helps us feed our clients and removes food from the waste stream. To ensure your donation is suitable please contact the food bank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations Donations are accepted at the Volunteer Entrance Doors when the Food Bank is open or at the store main donation receiving bay doors Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Our foodbank is equipped with large refrigerators and freezers to accommodate a variety of product. Thank you for supporting the needs of our community with your generous donations to our Food Bank. Please see the list below for our common Food Bank needs; you can always contact the Food Bank at email@example.com or 905-957-5882 to enquire on our current needs. Food Bank Needs:
- Canned and frozen meat and fish
- Fresh produce and cheese
- Peanut butter & jelly
- Hot & cold cereals
- Juices & juice boxes
- Meat pasta, stew
- Soups & crackers
- Canned veggies, fruits
- Rice dishes, pasta dishes
- Instant coffee & tea
- Personal Hygiene Products
Regretfully we cannot accept:
- Over-the-counter medications (i.e. cough syrup, tylenol etc.)
- Home-baked or home-prepared foods
- Wild game meat
- Opened food items, or food not in its original packaging
- Stale-dated foods – please do not donate foods past their best before date
Unsure if your donation is acceptable? Please contact our Food Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 957-5882 to check.
Are you thinking about organizing a food drive or raising funds for West Lincoln Community Care? Thank you! Your time and effort will immediately help people in your community and make a difference in their lives. Please let us know of your intention, this way all food bank staff are aware, knowledgeable and ready to accept donations on your event day. We’d also like to post the details of your event on our website and Facebook page. We’d love to help you and can provide collection tubs if needed. If you have any questions about food drives, please contact Sharlene Volpatti, Client Services & Food Bank Manager at email@example.com or 905-957-5882.
Food Drive Tips
Location is important. Consider who will be donating and select a location where your food drive will be most visible. Good options include grocery stores, gyms, libraries, schools, and offices.
Award a prize! Making it a competition and coming up with an incentive is a great way to build excitement about your food drive. A class pizza party, office lunch, raffles are all great ideas.
Get help. You don’t want to do it alone, ask anyone and everyone to help you out. Friends and family are great allies to spread the word and collect from their network.
Think BIGGER! Stop by your local grocery store or business and let them know that you are collecting food for West Lincoln Community Care. Do they have any non-perishable items that they could donate? Can they start a collection in their office?
Advertise and Word of Mouth. The more people that know about your food drive, the more donations you’ll receive. Hang posters and distribute fliers around town, to let everyone know when/where to drop off food. Tell everyone what you are doing and ask them to tell their family and friends. Use Facebook to promote your food drive. We can put your event on our Facebook and Website too!
Thanks and photos. Thank everyone that helped you and take a photo with the food you collected. A photo is a great way to showcase your accomplishment and inspire others! Post your photo on Facebook or send it around in an email and send it to us so we can share it too. Give yourself a pat on the back and put your feet up – until next time 😊