Food Bank Oshawa

The Salvation Army Community & Family Services in Oshawa. During the COVID-19 outbreak our staff is still working hard to assist as possible however our building is closed to the public and all in person group programs have temporarily stopped. Our Oshawa Food Bank is still operational and some programs are running online. 

The Oshawa food bank is available to anyone living in Oshawa and Port Perry and is currently running by appointment only. Please call Heather at 905-743-7422 ext. 221 for an appointment.

We are located at 45 King St. E. Oshawa across the street from The Regent Theatre, entrance is off Albert Street at The Community and Family Services door. We are serving outside our building on the sidewalk on Albert St.

Regular Food Bank Oshawa Hours 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 - Noon
(early closure when maximum capacity reached, please arrrive at least 1/2 hour before closing.)


Currently the food bank is running by appointment only. Please call Heather for an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext. 221

  • photo identification for adults
  • identification for each family member
  • proof of address, income & rent may be requested.
  • grocery bags

Consider doing a Clothing & Food Drive at your Home, School, or Business

We are always in need of

  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • canned pasta
  • spaghetti sauce
  • tuna
  • peanut butter, jam, spreads
  • tea, coffee, sugar, whitener
  • soups
  • rice
  • powdered milk
  • cereal
  • school safe snacks (bars/pudding/fruit cups)

Food can be dropped off at Our Thrift Store 
at 45 King St E Oshawa Monday - Saturday 10 - 4

or  The Salvation Army Church
at 570 Thornton Rd N Oshawa 

Secure ONLINE Cash Donations can be at 

We are located at 45 King St. E. Oshawa. We’re across the street from The Regent Theatre, enter off Albert Street at The Community and Family Services door.

The Salvation Army Oshawa Food Bank is available to anyone living in Oshawa or Port Perry who experiences a food shortage. Appointments are available to make the service more accessible to clients who are working or in school.

Clients are provided with a 3-4 day supply of food, which includes non-perishable food and fresh food when available. Hygiene and infant supplies are also available.

In addition to providing food, clients are referred to Community and Family Services programs and community resources as necessary, and are provided with spiritual counsel whenever possible.

Please call 905-723-7422 ext 221 to make a food bank appointment whenever possible. We are restricted to a daily limit and can serve only the first 25 households

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COVID 19 Update

The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE are open in downtown Oshawa, but if you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 DONATIONS can be dropped off at the Thrift Store.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

 COUNSELLING SERVICES, including aid with annual TAX RETURNS, continue Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm),  but please call for an appointment at 905-723-7422. Registration for The Low Income Tax Clinic is online. [Click to follow]