Thank-You Ancaster

For a 32nd year the community of Ancaster, with hundreds of volunteers answered the call in service to others with the collection of 75,000 lbs. of food for the Ancaster Community Food Drive on Saturday March 2, 2024.
With the challenges of COVID19 behind us and a more favorable weather forecast on Saturday March 2,2024 the Organizing Committee welcomed the engagement of many in the community. It was so refreshing to witness the return of so much activity at the Ancaster Fairgrounds as the food donations kept pouring in as volunteers returned from knocking on doors throughout the community to collect food for the 8 supported agencies serving the people of our city of Hamilton.
Schools, Service Clubs and various Faith Communities in Ancaster participated in coordinated food drives and fundraisers with many local businesses and restaurants providing food and refreshments for the hundreds of volunteers. Another important milestone was reached and announced that the level of food donated over the years of the ACFD had now reached and exceeded the 2,000,000 lb. mark. By the end of the day the  32nd ACFD resulted in a remarkable collection of 75,000 lbs. and a new cumulative total of 2,045,500 lbs.
The Organizing Committee is extremely grateful to all who participated in this our 32nd  annual community food drive and expresses deep gratitude to the caring and committed staff of our Community Service Agencies who respond to the needs of our neighbors throughout the city of Hamilton each and every day.
We look forward to our 33rd Annual Ancaster Community Food Drive and invite you to mark your calendar with the following important dates;
                                                                                                            Flyer Distribution- Saturday February 22 , 2025
                                                                                                                             ACFD – Saturday March 1, 2025

Ancaster Community Food Drive

2024 – 32nd Annual

Planning has commenced for the full engagement of the Ancaster community in our 32nd Annual community food drive. Having met

The challenges of the winter storm that blanketed our city on the eve of our 30th Plus 1 on March 4, 2023, we did manage to collect

And  distribute 72,000 lbs. of food donations to the 8 supported agencies.

This has resulted in a cumulative total of 1,970,500 lbs. of food donated to date.


     It is anticipated that with the engagement of hundreds of volunteers and the generosity of the community we will celebrate another

     Milestone and achieve the 2,000,000 lbs. of food donated.

    Supporting Hamilton Area Emergency Food Bank and Community Service Agencies

Supporting Hamilton Area Emergency Food Bank and Community Service Agencies

Thanking the community of Ancaster for the cumulative total of 1,970,500 lbs. of donated food.

2024 Ancaster Food Drive

     The significant winter storm that blanketed our city on the eve of our 30th Plus 1 drive on March 4, 2023 posed significant physical challenges

As we awoke to sunshine, clear skies and a mountain of snow that had covered our driveways, walkways and streets. Fighting off the instinct

To just stay in the comfort and warmth of their own bed, hundreds of volunteers responded to the mission of the ACFD to replenish the empty

Shelves of the 8 supported agencies serving the people of our city of Hamilton.

As the first food drive in 3 years to welcome the full participation of our volunteers following our experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, our

Community responded with a spirit of fierce determination and love. Those that witnessed the event at the Ancaster Fairgrounds were deeply moved and inspired by the wonderful display of the human spirit in action. Although the challenges of the extreme weather conditions did limit our ability to achieve our pre pandemic record of food donations, we witnessed and felt the power and beauty of a community mobilized to action in service to others. This community event continues to serve as a powerful reminder of the age old wisdom that “ it is in giving that we receive.”


     It is this power of many hands uniting in a single purpose that has resulted in the success of the ACFD and cumulative total of 1,970,500 lbs. of food

Donated since our humble beginning over three decades ago. As we prepare for the full engagement of the community at the Ancaster Fairgrounds

On Saturday March 2, 2024, we have the added excitement of being able to achieve and surpass the next milestone of having collected 2,000,000 lbs. of food.


You are invited to join us at this important community celebration. The 2024 – 32nd Annual Ancaster Community

           Food Drive and the achievement of reaching the 2 million pound milestone!


  Important dates for the 32nd 2024 Ancaster Community Food Drive

  Fire station Drop Offs – February 24th to March 2nd


365 Wilson St W, Ancaster, ON L9G 4X4


661 Garner Rd E, Ancaster, ON L9K 0C8

    Flyer Day:


February 24,2024

 School pick up day: 


February 29, 2024

   Actual Food Drive Day:


March 2,2024

Thank you for your support!

ACFD Organizing Committee


Supported Agencies


Click on the logo below to be redirected to our supported agencies secure donation websites in support of the food drive, in the event you are unable to participate in the door to door drive on Saturday March 2, 2024. Although our focus is returning to the full engagement of the community and collection of non perishable food donations, the agencies are extremely grateful for any financial donations received. Where possible please add "Ancaster Community Food Drive" to messages/comments on applicable donation pages.

For individuals wishing to make a donation in support of the 32nd Ancaster Community Food Drive in the more traditional manner via a cheque, please see directions below.

Our agencies thank you for your support!

  1. Identify the Agency of choice from the following list, the date and amount of donation.
  2. In the memo section of your cheque identify “Ancaster Food Drive“ to alert the agency and have them record your donation accordingly.
  3. Once the cheque is completed – place in an envelope with the Agency name and corresponding address as listed to ensure that your donation is received at the appropriate agency office and processed.
  4. The Agency will provide a donation receipt for tax purposes as applicable.

 Ancaster Community Services

300 Wilson Street East L9G 2B9

 Good Venture Shepherd Centre

c/o Brother Terrence 155 Cannon St. Hamilton, Ont. L8N 3R1

Hamilton Food Share

339 Barton St. Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 2L2

Mission Services

PO Box 368 196 Wentworth St. N L8L 7W2

Neighbour to Neighbour

28 Athens St. Hamilton, On. L9C 3K9

St Matthew’s House

414 Barton Street East. Hamilton. L8L 2Y3

The Salvation Army

80 Bay St. N. Hamilton, Ont. L8R 3N3

Wesley Urban Ministries

467 Main St E. Hamilton, Ont. L8N 1K1

The Accomplishments of the Ancaster Community Food Drive.

32 Years

2,045,000 lbs of food collected

8 Local Supported Agencies


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