Every spring, the London Food Bank looks to Londoners to step up their game and make a conscious effort do donate to the food bank. The Spring Food Drive officially begins today and runs until Monday, April 6. the demand for help at the Food Bank has increased over the past few years and even hit a new single day record high last month of 296 families asking for support. If it’s within your abilities, consider donating. Get your children involved and have that discussion about poverty with them, let them pick out some of their favourite non-perishable foods at the grocery store to donate, and have them put the food in the donation bins. Talk to them about why donating is important for you and for our community.
WHERE TO DONATE:
Most London grocery stores are collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank
WHAT TO DONATE:
CASH – make a cash donation to the London Food Bank HERE.
Canned Meat and Fish
Baby Food and Formula
Pasta and Pasta Sauces
Special Diet Foods (gluten free, lactose free, etc.)
Feminine Hygiene Products (tampons, maxi pads, etc.)
DO NOT DONATE:
Perishable food items (i.e. fresh food, bread, fruit, vegetables, milk, dairy, frozen food, commercial baked goods etc.) ** Fruits and vegetables CAN be brought directly to the Food Bank, but NOT placed in donation bins
Expired food items (check the date when you’re clearing out your pantry!)
Unlabeled cans or containers
If you need help from the London Food Bank, see HERE.