How You Can Help

As a non-profit organization, Clarington East Food Bank (CEFB) does not receive any government funding for operation, and relies on local contributions, volunteers and community partnerships.

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. Whether you are a student looking to earn your community service hours, or new to the neighbourhood and would like meet new people; the CEFB is always looking for a helping hand. Download our Volunteer Application for more information. All volunteers must be able to provide references and be ready for the challenge of sorting food cans and minor lifting!

DONATE food: 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 have recently held 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.

DONATE funds: You can make a monetary donation of any amount you choose. 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, the services offer, and provide much-needed fresh fruits, vegetables, produce and meats to offer healthier and nutritious meal options to our clients.

CEFB is excited to announce that we are now excepting online donations! You can use you a credit card, PayPal account, or Interac/debit card to make a one-time gift or monthly donation. Click here to DONATE ONLINE NOW!

Donations can still also be sent to:

Clarington East Food Bank
123 King Avenue West, Unit 1
Newcastle, Ontario
L1B 1H1
*Donations of $25 dollars and more receive a tax receipt.