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Ways to Help

How to support the Food Bank:

Would you like to donate?

We appreciate and accept non-perishable grocery items (within the best-before date), personal hygiene (shampoo, toothpaste, menstrual products) and household products (i.e. toilet paper, cleaners). 

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

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

What are the most needed items?

  • Peanut Butter
  • Tuna/Salmon/Canned meats
  • Rice
  • Cereal/Oatmeal
  • School Snacks (Granola bars/apple sauce/juice boxes)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Pasta 
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned and dried Chick Peas
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Personal Hygiene Products 

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.