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. 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 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.


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.


Canned pasta

Canned Fruit

Canned Vegetables

1L Juice


Peanut butter

Pork & Beans


Instant Coffee

Diapers sizes 4,5,6



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.