The Salvation Army provides food for hundreds of families and individuals in Fort Erie each month thanks to the financial and food donations from members of our community.  Those accessing the Food Bank vary in age, gender and race but face the common challenge of financial difficulty.



Perishable food such as produce are always welcome, but please call ahead to arrange a drop off at 905-871-1592 ext.22.  To make a donation of non-perishable food items please drop them at Sobeys on Garrison Rd. (prepackaged bags are available for purchase),  our office at 255 Gilmore Rd. or our Thrift Store at 84 Wintemute St during business hours.

Financial donations are accepted at our office 255 Gilmore Rd.

What foods are best to donate

Non-perishable  items such as canned or boxed goods are best.

Our biggest requests are for:

canned fruit

canned meats other than tuna

peanut butter


dry or canned beans (in sauce or plain)

Jello powder

instant oatmeal

coffee, tea, hot chocolate

rice or pasta side dishes (eg Sidekicks)

soda crackers


canned stews

canned pasta

canned soups other than tomato, vegetable or chicken noodle

granola bars

juice & juice boxes

fruit & pudding cups


cake mixes and icing



skim milk powder or canned milk


Visiting the Food Bank

When Can I Come?

The Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm for regular assistance.  If you are in an emergency situation outside of these hours please contact us at 905-871-1592 ext. 22.

What Will Happen When I Arrive?

When you enter our facility, please go to the basement for registration.  Our friendly intake workers will help determine your family’s needs as well as gather important information which will allow us to serve you and Fort Erie better.  You will be given points based on the number of persons in your household.  You will then be invited into the food bank to shop for the foods your family would like to eat.  Perishables are in addition to your points, so make sure to bring a number of bags.

What Should I Bring?

Every visit, new and returning clients should bring:

  • identification for every member of the household
  • proof of current income for each earner
  • grocery bags to carry your food.

How Often Can I Come?

Full assistance is available once each calendar month .  

For perishables only, you may also come any Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 3:30 - 4:00 pm for pizza, bread and other perishable items.  Please note perishables are dependent on donations of that day and are on a first come, first served basis. 


The Salvation Army in Fort Erie is the local member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks and an affiliate member of Food Banks Canada.


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