How You Can Help

As a non-profit organization, Clarington East Food Bank (CEFB) does not typically receive any government funding and relies on private contributions, volunteers and community partnerships including our affiliation with Feed Ontario and Food Banks Canada.  Due to COVID-19 some funding has been made available through the Federal and Provincial governments.

If you would like to support our mission, here are some ways you can lend a hand:

VolunteersDONATE YOUR TIME: CEFB’s volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we simply could not do what we do without them.  ** DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS – WE WILL MAKE UPDATES HERE AS THEY HAPPEN.  **

FOR FUTURE:  Download our Volunteer Application for more information.  We will always keep your resume on file for future opportunities.  All volunteers must be able to provide references and be ready for the challenge of sorting food cans and minor lifting!




We happily accept non-perishable food items, diapers, formula and toiletries. Food drive campaigns are an excellent way to strengthen ties in the community and have fun! They also provide the CEFB with sustainable items and keep our shelves stocked with great meal options for our clients who access our services and programs. If you are planning a food drive, please contact us to organize a time and date where these items can be delivered directly to our food bank location. Please ensure to check the expiry date on each non-perishable food item you donate.


Don’t forget to use the drop off bins at No Frills and Foodland if you can’t get into the food bank to make a donation.

Please check our WISH LIST for items we  currently need.

Donations can be dropped off Tues or Thurs. between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  



You can make a monetary donation. Your donation stays within the community and will make a direct difference in the lives of over 60 families (including children), that we serve in the Clarington East community. Donations help to fund our building expenses and provide much-needed non-perishables, fresh fruits, vegetables, produce and meats to offer healthier and nutritious meal options to our clients.

ON-LINE DONATION:   You can use a credit card, PayPal account to make a one-time gift or monthly donation. Click here to DONATE ONLINE NOW!

E-TRANSFER DONATION:  (don’t forget to send a followup email with your security password and mailing address for tax receipt).

CHEQUES:  Can be mailed or dropped off at:

Clarington East Food Bank
279 King Avenue East
Newcastle, Ontario
L1B 1H4
*Donations of $25 dollars and more receive a tax receipt.