MONETARY DONATIONS can be brought to the office during our normal hours of operation or mailed to P.O. Box 20025 St. Thomas, ON N5P 4H4. For your convenience, donations can be dropped off at any time, by using the mail slot located at 803 Talbot Street, St Thomas.

ONLINE DONATIONS can be made be made by selecting the Donate button on the Home Page, from the main Menu or via the Canada Helps  link at the bottom of each page.  A 3% service fee will be deducted. All monetary donations receive a receipt for income tax deductions which are automatically mailed or emailed at year-end, unless specified to be sent immediately by our Treasurer.


BE AN ANGEL OF THE FOODBANK     Would you like to give a “foodbank angel” to celebrate a birthday or anniversary,  as a Christmas gift or in memory of someone who passed away?

For a donation of $52.00 or more, purchase a foodbank angel.  Tax receipts will be issued for all “angel” donations by the St. Thomas Elgin Foodbank.  Donors will be emailed a donation card to give to the recipient. You can be an angel of the foodbank by clicking here:    st-thomas-elgin-food-bank/campaign/be-an-angel/







FOOD DONATIONS can be brought to our rear entrance off Manitoba St. during our hours of operation or deposited in our drop-boxes at the following locations: Giant Tiger, Metro, Freshco, Foodland and Real Canadian Superstore. The food bank is open to receive donations Monday to Thursday, but it is advisable to call 519-633-5308 first.

View our Basic Needs List.


  1. Donate food & personal hygiene items
  2. Make a monetary donation
  3. Encourage your family & friends to make donations instead of buying gifts for special occasions e.g. birthdays, anniversaries.
  4. Organize food drives in your school or place of work and provide incentives for the most items collected.
  5. Support your church during their food drives.
  6. Consider us your “favourite” charity when making bereavement donations.
  7. Consider us when planning birthdays, anniversaries, retirements or any special occasion to make a monetary or food donation in lieu of a gifts.