How To Help

Donate Funds or Food

We appreciate every donation that comes in to assist with our food program. With so many people relying on emergency food programs right here in Durham Region it is important that we reach out to help those around us that are in need. Besides making a food or fund donation, you can organize a fundraising event. If you have an idea please give us a call @ 905-571-3863. We have a fundraising committee that considers every opportunity to raise funds!

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Host a Fund or Food Drive

Hosting a Food/Fund Drive is an easy and great way to support our fight against hunger in Durham Region.  Every $1 raised allows us to distribute $7 worth of food to those in need.  Every item of food raised helps us to reach approximately 6,500 people in need across Durham each month.


UPDATE: At this time, our volunteer force is full to capacity as we work diligently to meet the increased needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We very much appreciate the support of our community and our volunteers are truly our most valuable resource.  We thank you for your kind offer of help and wish for you good health and wellness.

Alternate options for possible volunteerism are – a good resource for current opportunities and the Durham Caremongers group on Facebook – a great community citizen group volunteering their time to help their neighbors in need.


Want to give some of your time in a friendly environment where you can make a difference? Feed the Need in Durham is the place for you. There are lots of opportunities to lend a hand such as sorting food, filling member agency orders, driving our delivery trucks, helping out in the kitchen, lending office support and assisting with events as they arise. We are happy to have many helping hands.

There are opportunities for groups to enjoy the occasional volunteer session. Whether you are a community group looking for an opportunity to give back or a business wanting a hands on team-building exercise, we can work with your group to provide a meaningful experience.

Volunteer Application



Contact us:

905-571-FTND (3863)

Office hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Warehouse hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come for a tour – visitors always welcome!