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Ways to Help

How to support the Food Bank:

We need your help, Ancaster! This year, we have seen a large increase in requests for support from many families and seniors in our community. 

Read more about the increase in need we are seeing in the Ancaster News!

Would you like to donate?

We appreciate and accept:

  • Non-perishable food items (within the best-before date)
  • Personal hygiene items (shampoo, toothpaste, menstrual products)
  • Household products (toilet paper, cleaners, laundry soap)

To make a donation:

  • Visit our office and meet our staff! We are located at 300 Wilson Street East, Ancaster and are open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • A donation bin is located at our address 300 Wilson Street East in the lower foyer of the municipal building and is available day and evening (please check Ancaster Library hours)
  • Donation bins are also located at:

    Ancaster Food Basics: 71 Wilson Street West, Ancaster
    Ancaster Giant Tiger: 120 Portia Drive, Ancaster
    Ancaster Longo’s: 1191 Wilson Street West, Ancaster

Perishable food donations may also be arranged by calling 905-648-6675.

What are the most needed items?

  • Canned protein – tuna, salmon, chicken, ham
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Pancake Mix (make with water)
  • Maple syrup
  • Flour
  • School Snacks (granola bars/apple sauce/breakfast bars)
  • Juice Boxes
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Crackers
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned and Dried Chickpeas
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Personal Hygiene Products – body wash, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste
  • Menstrual Hygiene Products
  • Reusable Shopping Bags

Start Your Own Fundraiser!

Here are some ideas that you can use to start your own fundraiser for Ancaster Community Services.


Make a donation instead of giving out wedding favours


Collect donations instead of birthday gifts


Ask for donations instead of gifts

Food Drive

Organize a food drive at your school or office. To see an updated list of items we currently need, please Click Here.

Car Wash

Organize a car wash and donate your proceeds

BBQ or event ​

Host a BBQ or event and ask guests for a food or cash donation

Give something up

Go a month without take-out coffee and donate instead

Get creative

Raise money with your own ideas

Contact us about your fundraiser

Take a look at our current fundraising opportunities.