Join hundreds of food donors including farmers, gardeners, restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores and butchers in donating your fresh food to Loving Spoonful. Whether its surplus fresh food, or a generous donation to the community that you have grown, or your workplace is simply dedicated to donating good food, Loving Spoonful is happy to deliver it to over 40 shelters, hot meal programs, pantries and Fresh Food Market Stands, making Kingston healthier! Thank you!
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 (click for your own copy), relieves you from liability for your donation. This Act has been reviewed thoroughly by Queen’s University lawyers, as well as many others, who have confirmed that this Act ensures that food donors acting in good faith are not liable. Please read it and join in donations to the community!
Public Celebration of You
Loving Spoonful gratefully celebrates fresh food donors: on our website, annual report and in social media for larger donors; in person for individual gardeners we have the pleasure of meeting. Let us know how we can recognize you and boost recognition for your donation!
Healthy Food Guidelines
Loving Spoonful collects and delivers healthy, fresh food. Our Healthy Food Guidelines direct all of our activities. 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). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-507-8848 to discuss your donation.
We make it easy! Free, safe, and convenient. Most importantly, providing good food for some of the 20,000 people in the Kingston Metropolitan Area who live below the poverty line (LIM), and for shelters like Interval House and hot meals like those at Salvation Army locations.
Please contact us at 613-507-8848 or email@example.com today! We thank you!