Georgian Bay Food Network is a community of neighbours helping neighbours. Your generous contribution moves us closer to our goal of dramatically reducing food insecurity in our region. And it builds stronger connections among all of us who want to create lasting impact. Here’s how you can help:

1. Make a financial donation.

As an independent registered charity, we rely on donations — large and small, one-time and ongoing — to get people the food they need today and then help them overcome barriers to being more self-sufficient. With donor funding, we can buy food locally at a significant discount. We’re also able to provide additional assistance to people in need and direct them to other sources of community support.

To make a personal donation, just click the button below.

To make a contribution on behalf your business, please contact us.

2. Donate food from our shopping list.

GBFN is glad to receive donations of food — especially if you can provide some of the perishable and non-perishable items our clients and their families need most. Whether it’s you and your family picking a few extra items at the store or your school, church or sports teams responding to one of our food drives, you can help us keep our shop well stocked.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to view our latest shopping list and/or print it out for your next trip to the grocery store.

3. Support our food rescue program.

If you have a retail store, restaurant, farm or other food-related business, we can work together to get safe, healthy food you’re unable to sell onto the tables of people who really need it.

Contact us today to discuss the possibilities.

Check out our current food rescue partners.

4. Contribute your time and energy.

We’re incredibly grateful to have so many people unpacking boxes, putting food on shelves and assisting shoppers. You can also help us out at fundraising events and just by spreading the word.

If you’d like to know more about volunteering with GBFN, get in touch today!

GBFN Shopping List

If you’d like to make a food donation to Georgian Bay Food Network, you can print out this shopping list of items we need most for your next trip to the grocery store. Thanks!

School snacks
Granola bars, crackers, pudding cups, applesauce, juice boxes.

Canned foods
Vegetables: peas, carrots, green beans, corn, tomatoes, mixed vegetables.
Fruit: peaches, pears, mixed fruits.
Meat and fish: ham, turkey, chicken, tuna, salmon.
Soups: hearty/chunky, chicken noodle, vegetable.

Pasta and sauces, rice, cereal, peanut butter, jam, pancake mix, condiments.

Paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, cleaning products.

Toothpaste, bath/hand soap, hygiene products.