City of St. John’s Annual Food Drive

Annual Food Drive

It’s that time of year again. From Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18 the City is holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.

To participate, you are asked to package non-perishable food items and place them outside your home in locations highly visible from the road, away from your garbage, by 8 a.m. on your garbage day. City staff will collect the donations beginning at 8 a.m.

PIC_food drive donation box City Hall_2015.jpgIf you live in an apartment building, you should ask your building manager to organize a collection area and to contact 311 (754-CITY) to arrange a pickup.

Food items can also be dropped off during the week at City Hall, the H.G.R. Mews, Southlands or Kilbride Lions Community Centres.

The City and Councillors will post daily tallies on social media using #nlfooddrive.


The Community Food Sharing Association stocks food banks throughout the province; commonly needed items include:

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  • Canned Soup & Stew
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Beans
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Dried Pasta, Noodles & Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Meat & Fish
  • Beans & Legumes
  • Canned Vegetables & Fruit
  • Canned/Powdered Milk
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Baking Supplies

Food drives in the past have been a great success. Spread the word to your neighbours, friends and family and help us have another successful food drive!