The mission of the Newmarket Food Pantry is to coordinate the efforts of the community in providing supplementary nutritional support to those in the Newmarket and East Gwillimbury areas who, through unemployment, disability or economic marginalization are unable to meet all of their dietary needs on their own.
The Food Pantry works with local businesses and community organizations to coordinate food drives, volunteer efforts (food pick ups, sorting sessions and distribution management) and to raise awareness of the needs of the community. It is a registered charitable organization, and was originally formed in 1988 when local churches banded together to coordinate efforts and consolidate resources. The Food Pantry’s first location was in the basement of the Old Town Hall. The Food Pantry is a member of the York Region Food Network, and the Ontario Association of Food Banks.
Current Needs that You Can Help With:
The following items are those most needed by the Food Pantry; you can bring donations to Food Bank collection sites at local grocery stores, or the to the Food Pantry. Please click here to see days and times the Food Pantry is open:
- juice boxes
- peanut butter
- canned stew or chili
- canned mushroom soup
- nutritious lunch snacks
- toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper)
- baby formula
- junior size baby food (fruit)
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