SHARE Food Drive

Why a Summer Food Drive?

Historically, the leanest time of the year for Canadian food banks is July to August. The Markham Food Bank has difficulty providing the minimum amount of grocery support during those summer months and can only give little variety. By having our annual food drive now, the bridge will help the Markham Food Bank to fill this gap, so that they can continue to offer good grocery support to our local Markham community.

Help us reach our donation goal!

Get involved! 

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.

  • Each list contains approximately $20–25 worth of items.
  • 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 June 4 or June 11.


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 Money can be used to fill gaps in basic food items, buy fresh and refrigerated products and to pay for the space they rent.

volunteers needed at the bridge

We need volunteers after service on June 4 and June 11 to help collect and sort food donations as they come in. Volunteers will also be needed on June 13 to pack up the donations received and deliver them to the Markham Food Bank. Sign up via the button below. 

the bridge