OTTAWA FOOD BANK

What Not to Donate

WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR KIND DONATIONS, BUT SOME THINGS WE SIMPLY ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT

We want to ensure all your donations make it into the hands and tummies of those in need, so to prevent waste please avoid donating the following:

  • Vitamins
  • Over the counter medications (i.e. Tylenol, Advil etc.)
  • Home baked-goods or food prepared in a home environment
  • Personally wrapped meats
  • Opened food items, or food not in its original container/packaging
  • Candy and snack food items in packaging that can easily be tampered with or contaminated (i.e. individual raisin boxes, foil-wrapped treats etc.)

When donating snacks please keep in mind that a nutritious treat is always preferred.

*The above standards are put in place by Food Banks Canada, and are to be utilized by all food banks and food programs.