Join hundreds of food donors including farmers, gardeners, and butchers in donating your fresh food to Loving Spoonful. Whether its surplus local food, or a generous donation to the community that you have grown, Loving Spoonful is grateful to deliver it to our Local Food Market Stands and community partners with the goal of making Kingston more resilient!
Fresh food donations are:
Safe -- all staff are trained in Safe Food Handling
Free from Liability -- see below
Free of costs on your end -- we provide pick up and delivery free of charge; we just want healthy food to get to those who need it most!
Convenient -- we set up a mutually-acceptable pickup schedule
Produce from farmers and gardeners can be dropped off from June to October. See Grow A Row drop off locations and times here.
The Ontario Donation of Food Act ensures that food donors who are acting in good faith are not liable for their food donations.
Healthy Food Guidelines
Our Healthy Food Guidelines direct all of our activities in collecting and delivering healthy, fresh food. We accept fresh produce, bread, meat, most deli and dairy products, soups, unserved sandwich and fruit and vegetable trays, and some healthy foods within a safe range of their best-before dates (but not past expiry).