Live Healthy, Give Healthy Community Food Drive

May 18 – June 9


HEALTHY items in high demand by food banks

While all food donations are appreciated, there is a focus on providing access to healthy, nutritious food for everyone. As such, here is a list of nutritious items in high demand at food banks.

  • Pastas – whole grain or brown rice pasta
  • Alternative grains – oats, quinoa, couscous, and brown rice
  • Cereals – whole grain, high fibre, and low-sugar
  • Crackers – whole grain, brown rice, or seed crackers
  • Canned tuna, salmon, or sardines
  • Peanut butter (non hydrogenated) or other nut butters
  • Dry or canned lentils, beans, and chickpeas
  • Unsalted nuts and seeds
  • Dried or canned fruit with no added sugar
  • 100% fruit juice (bottles, cans, and cartons)
  • Vegetable soups (cans or cartons)
  • Canned low sodium vegetables
  • Low sodium pasta sauce
  • Soy, almond, and rice milk (non-perishable)
  • Canned coconut milk


Participating Stores


Every Plate Full is Canada’s Largest Food Drive to help address summer hunger across Canada, #everyplatefull. Health First Network Member stores will be collecting food donations from:

May 18 – June 9

You can help the thousands of Canadians who are facing hunger by making nutritious food donations here to ensure the accessibility of healthy food to everyone.


We’ve partnered with Every Plate Full, Canada’s largest food drive to help squash hunger in our communities.