With the increased cost of living, we know that sometimes putting food on the table can be a struggle! The Food Bank is a judgment-free zone where people from our city can get access to food to help fill the pantry. We believe the Church exists to come alongside people and to come alongside our city. The Food Bank is co-run between volunteers from Zion Church in Oshawa, and Hope Fellowship Church in Courtice. Have questions about how to use the Food Bank? Check out our Food Bank FAQ below!
Food Bank FAQ
When is the Food Bank opened?
The Food Bank is open weekly on Thursdays from 11:00-12:00. The Well, a weekly gathering for all those in our community who want to talk about faith in a relaxed environment starts at 10:00. There is NO obligation to attend, but anyone wanting to talk about faith.
What do I need to bring?
To make use of Food Bank services, you must bring a piece of Photo ID for yourself, and anyone in your family (ie. spouse, children) that the food would be going to. Food will only be distributed for the number of family members with photo ID.
Who can use the Food Bank?
The Food Bank is open to those in the Oshawa and surrounding community who need assistance in providing food for themselves and their family. We do not complete income checks.
Is there a limit to how often I can use the Food Bank?
You can use the Food Bank once-per-month. No appointment is necessary! Our Food Bank acts as a supplementary food source that allows you to attend other registered Food Banks in the area. Attending the Food Bank here doesn’t detract from your once-per-month use at another registered Food Bank.
Looking to help?
The Food Bank relies heavily on food donations and volunteers to assist in the weekly Food Bank operations. Most need items are: crackers, cereal, small jars of coffee, shampoo, hand soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes diapers, and toilet paper, however all donations are welcome.
Partnering With our CITY
We’re so grateful for our friends at Walter E. Harris School right here in Oshawa! Each month a group of their students come to volunteer, helping us sort and shelve food donations. Each year they hold a food drive, and walk down Central Park Boulevard to deliver the Food to us! We love it when we can work together within community in order to give back to our city. Thanks, Walter E. Harris for making a difference in our city!