About the Newmarket Food Pantry
Hours of Operation:
The Newmarket Food Pantry is open to clients on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am, & the second Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Food donations are gratefully accepted at the Newmarket Food Pantry any time we are open, as well as on Saturdays 10:30am to 12pm. Donations can be dropped off at the back of the building to doors 7 & 8. During the summer months (May to October), donations can be dropped off at the Newmarket Food Pantry tent at the Newmarket Farmer’s Market.
Donations can also be dropped off at all Fire Halls in Newmarket.
Charitable Registration Number – 86985 0040 RR0001
The Newmarket Food Pantry provides an emergency supply of three days of food to our clients, which includes fresh produce as well as canned, non-perishable items, baby needs, pet needs and toiletries.
The Newmarket Farmer’s Market generously donates fresh produce to the food pantry each week the market is open, and we are able to accept donations, both fresh produce and non-perishable at the market. We also accept fresh produce donations directly at the food pantry.
In addition to meeting the daily food needs of those most in need, the Newmarket Food Pantry also hosts a Turkey Drive at Thanksgiving and Christmas. In December 2017, the food pantry collected 720 turkeys, a portion of which was shared with the Georgian Food Pantry, Bradford Helping Hand and Inn from the Cold. We are deeply grateful for the support of the Newmarket community – thank you!
The Newmarket Food Pantry also provides our clients with information on other services available to them in the area, such as:
Here is a complete list of all the services and programs available in the Newmarket area including a list of food banks and community meals.
The mission of the Newmarket Food Pantry is to coordinate the efforts of the community in providing supplementary nutritional support to thosein the Newmarket and East Gwillimbury areas who 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.
The Newmarket Food Pantry 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.
When the Food Pantry first started in 1988, it averaged 25 visits a week from families in need. Local churches referred people and families in need to the Food Pantry, and supported community food drives. Since then, due to changing economic conditions and growth of the community, the needs of families have increased.
We currently average 350 visits a month and assist about 1,000 clients each month.