Give Food Public Food Donations

Public Food Donations  

By donating non-perishable food items, you will help ensure that the tens of thousands of individuals experiencing hunger across our city can access the food they need for themselves and their families. Whether you’re donating extra items from your pantry, making a special trip to the grocery store to purchase food to donate, or rallying your friends and family to organize a food drive, your support will make an immediate difference for people experiencing food insecurity in Toronto. 



What are your most-needed food items?

  • Canned fish (tuna, salmon, sardines) 
  • Canned fruit 
  • Canned vegetables 
  • Oatmeal 
  • Canned tomatoes (whole, diced, crushed) 
  • Nut butters (peanut, almond 

Click HEREto download the list of our most-needed food items. 

How can I get food donations to Daily Bread?

There are several ways to get your food donations to Daily Bread:  

Drop off your food donations in one of our Yellow Bins
Yellow bins are located at all fire halls across the city (open 24/7) and many participating grocery stores. Find your nearest Yellow Bin here.  

Bring your donations directly to the Daily Bread warehouse
We’re located at 191 New Toronto St. and open for donation drop-offs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Map  

Place an online grocery order
Another option is to place an online grocery order and have them delivered directly to the Daily Bread Warehouse located at 191 New Toronto St. Please ensure that you’re only ordering non-perishable items and scheduling your delivery Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 


How can I organize a larger food drive?

If you’re looking to rally your community, school, workplace or congregation and organize a larger food drive, we’re happy to support you! Please visit our Community Champion page for tools, resources, and more information to help you get started.  

Can I get a tax-receipt for my food donation?

Daily Bread does not issue tax receipts for public food donations as per the Canada Revenue Agency. 

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Michelle Silva, Community Partnerships Coordinator at or (647) 951-8218 .