Good Food List

We hope that you will partner with us to promote a healthier diet for our neighbours in need. Donate foods that you eat, and food you would feed your family. Whenever possible, please donate fresh, local, and seasonal food. Not sure what to donate? Use our Good Food list as your guide:


  • Fresh vegetables – focus on in-season
  • Fresh green leafy vegetables
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Frozen blueberries


  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Nut butters – almond, natural peanut butter
  • Seed butters – sunflower, pumpkin


  • Oatmeal/oat bran
  • Quinoa/Amaranth/Millet
  • Basmati rice/brown rice
  • Barley/Buckwheat
  • Lentils/split peas
  • Dried beans
  • Canned legumes (chickpeas, beans, lentils) – no sauce
  • Rice wraps
  • Whole grain breads/pastas/tortillas


  • Fresh Meat (ground beef, chicken)
  • Fresh Halal meat
  • Canned Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Eggs
  • Nuts & Seeds – raw, unsalted

  • Fresh milk
  • Cheese- not processed
  • Plain yogurt
  • Cottage cheese


  • Pasta – whole grain/rice
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Honey
  • Spices (no salt)
  • Flour
  • Baking powder & Baking Soda
  • Baby food
  • Nutritional supplements (Boost/Ensure)

These items are not part of a healthy diet, but are important to the maintenance of good health. Sadly they are beyond the scope of our budget at this time, though we strongly encourage the community to donate them.

  • Tooth Paste
  • Tooth Brushes (adult & children)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Soap and Shampoo (travel sizes too)
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Diapers/Baby Wipes
  • Laundry detergent

Our Wish List

These items support our many ongoing workshops and community engagement activities. We also accept donations of Canadian Tire money, which goes towards the purchase of Crockpots and other Food Centre essentials.

  • new crockpots (for our cooking workshops)