2020 Food Drive

This year as the Durham Region Labour Council celebrates our success and struggles in a virtual gathering, we are calling on affiliates, labour activists and community builders to make every effort to gather support of a food drive, making a donation and assistance to our local organizations that are fighting hunger daily. The council has held historic celebrations of labour across the Durham Region for years, and bringing together community and workers in celebration. We could not accomplish this without the generous support of our affiliates of the council.

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This year we are pleading for your continued support in a different way, our community members and organizations need our help. Our collective outreach is always in need and the labour movement responses. We have members of our unions and community partners assisting to bring hope to people in our workplaces and across the community. We need to step up our appetite for delivering change to the lives in our neighbourhoods. While we fight for safe workplaces and safe communities, our outreach has a huge opportunity to expand our generosity to families and individuals struggling for daily food and household items.

Donations of items are provided below, as well as financial donations in the form of cheques or grocery gift cards can and will also assist organizations providing food and support during these uncertain times in the global Covid-19 outbreak locally.

Can we count on your support to meet the needs in these times?

What We Need:

Health Supplies

Shampoo and conditioner Deodorant
Tampons, sanitary napkins
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Razors, shaving cream
Dish soap, laundry soap, fabric softener
Toilet paper
Combs, hair brushes

Most-Needed Food Items

Canned meats (salmon, tuna, ham etc) & can openers
Stew & chunky soup
Peanut butter & jam
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit
Canned baked beans & pasta
Pancake mix (just add water) & syrup & hot breakfast
Large & small drinks
Packaged mashed or scallop potatoes Kraft dinner & side dishes
Pasta sauce & pasta
Baby needs: formula, diapers (esp. sizes 4- 6), wipes
Dry cereal
Large treats (i.e. cookies & granola bars) Snack cups (i.e. fruit cups, pudding,
Salad dressing
Black Pepper
Cooking Spices
Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Carrots, Mushrooms, Potatoes
Miscellaneous: ketchup, mustard, relish, miracle whip/mayo, coffee (instant & perked), whitener, canned milk, powdered milk, tea, gravy mix, packaged instant noodles, rice, etc.

Hard Items

Tin foil
Wax paper
School supplies

Soft Items (Financial/Donation)

Gift cards for local grocery stores

Locations for financial donations

Clarington East Food Bank

279 King Avenue East, Newcastle

Donations of $25 dollars and more receive a tax receipt

Durham Outlook for the Needy

In person: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30pm
By Mail: 51 King St. E Oshawa, ON L1H 1B4
Please make cheques payable to Durham Outlook for the Needy

Feed the Need Durham

Make cheques payable to 'Feed the Need in Durham' and mail

to: 371a Marwood Drive, Oshawa, ON L1H 7P8

Back Door Mission

By Mail: 66 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G3 Please make cheques payable to Back Door Mission For the Relief of Poverty

Settlement House

Cash/cheque in envelopes can be dropped off to our front desk at 387 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa
Cheques can be made out to Simcoe Hall Settlement House

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