Feed the Need in Durham – Working together to Respond to Hunger

September is National Hunger Action Month, a time to give and help those in need. Hunger is an important issue that affects residents from across our region.

That’s why this month, the City of Pickering, the Region of Durham, and all area municipalities are working to collect food for Feed the Need in Durham.

From September 6-29, 2022 you can:

  • Drop off your non-perishable food donations at the following City facilities:
    • Pickering City Hall (One The Esplanade, Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
    • Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex (1867 Valley Farm Road, Mon-Fri 6 am to 10 pm & Sat/Sun 7 am to 5 pm)
    • East Shore Community Centre (910 Liverpool Road) 
    • George Ashe Library & Community Centre (470 Kingston Road)
    • Pickering Operations Centre – (1955 Clements Road, Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 3:30 pm)
  • Donate online: for every $1 donated, Feed The Need in Durham can collect, store and distribute $7 worth of food and other needed product to reach those in need. Visit canadahelps.org to donate today.

Thank you for your support; together, we are feeding Durham.

A message from Deputy Mayor David Pickles: watch now

Feed the Need video message from Deputy Mayor Pickles

About Feed the Need

Feed the Need in Durham (FTND) believes that food insecurity should not prevent anyone from fulfilling their potential or participating fully in the life of our community. Their mandate is to work with their 65 member agencies to alleviate hunger by providing fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food to those who need it most in our community. FTND is an innovative Regional Distribution Hub for emergency food providers in our community. They collect/rescue surplus and donate perishable and non-perishable food and other products to distribute to our front-line providers, including food banks, shelters, meal programs, in-school nutritional programs and other social services agencies.

Learn more about Feed the Need in Durham.