Drop-off locations from Ajax to Uxbridge for food donations during National Hunger Month

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Published September 6, 2022 at 3:39 pm

Durham Region and its member municipalities will have numerous drop-off locations for those who want to help those in need during National Hunger Month, September 6-29.

The Region of Durham and area municipalities are coming together this month to help raise awareness and to collect food donations and funds to fight hunger in the community.

Hunger is an important issue that affects residents from across the region. With the devastation of the pandemic still causing pressures on the cost of living, more people are using food banks and related services than ever before.

Visit your local municipality online to find a drop-off location near you:

All donations will be leveraged by Feed the Need in Durham and other area food banks to support local families in need. Feed the Need in Durham is the Regional Distribution Hub for emergency food providers in the community. They collect surplus and donated perishable and non-perishable food and other product to support frontline providers such as food banks, shelters, meal programs, in-school nutritional programs and other social service agencies.

Residents can also boost their impact by donating online. For every $1 donated, Feed the Need in Durham can collect, store and distribute $7 worth of food and other needed product to reach those in need.

  • View Feed the Need in Durham’s Wish List of most desired food items here.
  • Cash donations can be made online.
  • In 2019, the Region and area municipalities collectively raised the equivalent of more than 68,000 meals. This year’s goal is to beat that record by 10 per cent.

Feed the Need in Durham collects, stores, and distributes 2 million pounds of food annually to 65 emergency food providers and five school nutrition programs across Durham Region.

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