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London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive

Support needed for the 23rd Annual Food Drive

The London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive kicks off its 23rd year of curbside collection Friday, May 31 in Zone C. This Food Drive is timed to help stock the shelves of the Food Bank as it heads into the summer months which is traditionally a slower period for food donations and to promote the need for fresh produce

For the third year, the Plant. Grow. Share A Row program is another method for Londoners to get involved. Register at the London Food Bank and then share your fresh produce later in the summer and early fall.

"These last few years have been the most challenging years for the London Food Bank", says Jane Roy, Co-Executive Director. "Never before have there been so many people turning to the Food Bank for help - many of these families have never had to use the Food Bank before."

During the 2018 Food Drive, over 24,500 pounds were collected curbside; another 18,700 pounds were collected through grocery stores; plus the generous corporate donations of 5,900 pounds and over 2,900 from the Plant A Row program helped raise a total of 52,000 pounds of food donations. All food collected by the Food Drive is donated to the London Food Bank. This is a necessary service for those who need a helping hand to get through difficult periods of their lives. The London Food Bank helps 3,500 families per month on average.

How to participate

Donating is easy and there are four ways contribute. 

  • At Grocery Stores – shoppers can drop of food donations in the Food Bank bins at their local grocery store
  • On your recycling day between May 31 and June 8 residents can place a bag of non-perishable items in a reusable bag, clear blue recycling bag or plastic grocery bag tied with a ribbon, placed next to the Blue Box at the curb. The City’s recycling contractor Miller Waste and volunteer crews will collect the donations from the curb.
  • Drop off donations at London Fire Stations
  • Plant, Grow and Share a row of food from your garden.  

The City of London thanks the following partners for their support and generosity to the London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive:


Corporate Partners:

Allstate Insurance (Westmount Branch)

Amway Global

Budweiser Gardens

CCNL (Christian Churches Network of London)

Child & Youth Network

City of London

Covent Garden Market

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Express Employment Professionals

Food is Food

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes

Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario

IBM London

Labatt Breweries

Joe Kool’s Restaurant

London Environmental Network

London Fire Department

London Food Bank

Middlesex-London Food Policy Council

Miller Waste Systems

Plant, Grow, Share a Row

Rotary Club

Sifton Properties

The Y

TRY Recycling Inc.

Urban Roots London

When is Garbage Day.Com

Your Neighbourhood Grocery Store


Media Partners:           

102.3 Jack FM 



Free 98.1 FM

Fresh Radio 103.1

980 CFPL

1290 CJBK

Virgin Radio 97.5 FM



Rogers TV

The London Free Press

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