Why a Christmas Food Drive?
CBC reports that Food Banks in Canada have shown the highest numbers since 1989. By adding a Christmas edition of our annual food drive, the bridge will help the Markham Food Bank and Master’s Pantry to fill this gap, so that they can continue to offer good grocery support to our local Markham community.
Food Banks have difficulty providing the minimum amount of grocery support—especially during holiday seasons—so we want to support them and the Markham community this Christmas!
Help us reach our donation goal of
Consider filling one of the shopping lists as an individual or shop as a family and complete one list for each family member. Get out as a LifeGroup and do a group shop. Reach out and invite neighbours, teammates, or co-workers to fill a bag. When we work together, we can accomplish much more for the many people in need within our local community.
- Please stick to these lists as much as possible. We revise these lists each year to align with the current needs of the food bank.
- Please check that donated items are not expired.
- Please do not bring food items that require refrigeration.
- Bulk or larger sized items are acceptable, however 2–3 regular sized containers can be more easily shared with more people.
2023 collection dates
Please drop off all food donations to the bridge at 5440 16th Avenue, Markham, on December 3 or December 10.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
If you or your LifeGroup are interested in volunteering at the Markham Food Bank, contact them during their visitor hours at 905.472.2437 to inquire about their current need for volunteers.
If you have interest in supporting the Markham Food Bank financially, you may do so by mailing a cheque (190 Bullock Drive, Unit 11, Markham, Ontario, L3P 7N2) or giving online via CanadaHelps at www.markhamfoodbank.ca. Money can be used to fill gaps in basic food items, buy fresh and refrigerated products and to pay for the space they rent.
We need volunteers after service on December 10 from 11:30am to 1:00pm to help collect and sort food donations as they come in. Volunteers will also be needed on December 12 from 5:00–6:00pm to pack up the donations received and deliver them to the food banks. Sign up via the button below.