Welcome to the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank
We are a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers, and have been helping the needy families of Oakville since 1988. We currently serve 350 to 400 families (approx. 1,200 people) per month from our location at 1240 Speers Road, between 3rd Line and 4th Line.
We are open to clients Mondays 10am to 2pm and Thursdays 3pm to 7pm. All clients are initially interviewed to ensure they qualify, and regularly thereafter to determine that their circumstances have not changed.
We neither receive nor solicit funding from any level of government, but depend entirely on the generosity of the Oakville community.
The bulk of our food comes from Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food drives, and on-going donations from churches, schools, businesses and supermarket donation bins. Please click on the 'Host A Food Drive' tab to help out in this way!
Monetary donations are vital to our existence. We need them to buy non donated perishable food such as chicken, ground beef, ham, fish, cheese and fresh and frozen vegetables and fruit. A large portion of the money pays for the vouchers we provide to families with children to obtain from local supermarkets items such as milk and eggs. We also need to pay unavoidable fixed expenses such as rent, utilities and insurance.
Being volunteer run, we pay no salaries. Tax receipts are issued for all monetary donations where appropriate. Charity Registration No. 13173 6662 RR0001