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Sharing food with hope and dignity to build a healthier community

22 West Street South
Mailing Address:
Box 743 Orillia, ON L3V 6K7


The Sharing Place operates almost exclusively on food and monetary donations from individuals, organizations and corporations. Most of the donations are made without any form of organized fund raising campaign; donations are made without request out of the goodness of people's hearts. It truly is an organization that exists due the generosity and goodwill of the community and really exemplifies the strong community spirit of Orillia.

Food Donations: Most Needed Items

  • Fresh Produce from your garden (in season)
  • Canned Vegetables or Fruit
  • Meal in a Can (Chili, Ravioli, Chunky Soup, Spaghetti, etc.)
  • Soup (Canned or Dry [Mr. Noodles, etc.])
  • Canned Tomato Products
  • Pork and Beans
  • Canned Meat (turkey, ham etc.)
  • Tuna or Salmon
  • Potatoes (bagged or canned)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • Powdered Milk
  • Rice
  • Side dishes
  • Breakfast Cereal (hot or cold)
  • Crackers
  • Juice
  • Baby Products (diapers, wipes, food, formula, biscuits, etc.)
  • Toiletries

*Please check expiry dates before donating food items.

*Sorry, but Health Regulations prevent our accepting homemade preserves.

Wondering what are the best types of food to donate?

Our most needed items are always healthy food donations.  Click the link below to see a list of Healthy Food Bank Donations, recommended by the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit.

Healthy Ideas for Food Bank Donations.pdf

Monetary Donations

The support of the public is crucial to The Sharing Place continuing to do its work, ensuring that no member of our community goes hungry.

We are now able to accept secure online donations through the Canada Helps web site. Just click on the button on the left to be transferred.

Donations of both food and money are always appreciated and can be made at the Sharing Place's location at 22 West Street South, Orillia during operating hours or by mail at:

The Sharing Place
22 West Street South
P.O. Box 743 Orillia, Ontario
L3V 6K7


Aeroplan & AirMiles can be redeemed for food gift certificates that will stretch our food budget.  For more information, call 705-327-4273.