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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 Community Thank You

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Thank You Residents of Pickering

Thank you Pickering! Your support of our 5th annual door-to-door Community Food Drive was a tremendous success. 
On Saturday, May 10th (under beautiful sunny skies) we collected over 8,000 lbs. of food bringing the total food collected over the past 5 years to over 35 tons of food.

Phil and Slice help to sort and pack the Cereal.

Our amazing Volunteers register to help out.

Mayor Ryan encourages and thanks the volunteers.

The food continues to come in and volunteers are happily sorting and packing.

A special thanks to the more than 200 volunteers who helped to make the 2014 Pickering Cares Community Door-to-Door Food Drive another huge success!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Food Drive 2014

Our 5th Annual Food Drive happens on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Donation bags will be available in the Pickering News Advertiser on Thursday, May 1st.

Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in helping out with our Food Drive, please email Volunteer hours are available and we welcome all high school students!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's In The Bag

Be on the lookout for this year’s donation bag in your News Advertiser today! If you don’t see a donation bag in your paper today - not to worry! Our Youth Team will be handing out bags at the Pickering Town Centre on Saturday, May 4th.   So be on the lookout for our teams at the main entrances from noon to 3pm. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

2013 FOOD DRIVE Announcement

Our 4th Annual Food Drive will take place Saturday, May 11, 2013. Check the list of foods needed this year. Look for your donation bag in your Pickering News Advertiser on May 2nd of at Pickering Town Centre  the two weekends before May 11th.

If you would like to volunteer simply drop us a line at
High school students welcome and volunteer hours letters provided.

We are looking for our best response ever because no one in our community should suffer hunger; especially children. Come on Pickering: WE CAN DO THIS.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

City Wide Food Drive 2013

Folks, we are hours away from our formal announcement for our 2013 food drive. Stay tuned for all the details you will need to participate in this important initiative. We will first update the Food Items Needed Most 2013 tab.

Thanks to everyone who helps make this Food Drive a reality. Pickering Cares has already collected approximately 24 tons of food for our two Food Bank Partners inn Pickering and Ajax.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Farmer's Market Returns

And the beat goes on…
Weekly Food Drive will help families in need

The Pickering Town Centre will be kicking off its Second Annual Farmers’ Market
this coming Tuesday, June 26th. And once again, they will be holding an ongoing,
weekly food drive.

The Market will take place every Tuesday from noon until 7pm, right up until October
16th. It’s located near Entrance 4 at the Pickering Town Centre’s east parking lot, right
across from Pickering City Hall and adjacent to the Durham Region Transit bus loop.

The Market will help farmers and growers sell their fresh products directly to the public. And Lorna Murphy, Marketing Director, Pickering Town Centre, also adds, “A number of new vendors have also joined us, offering everything from hot sauce to home made soups, jams and jellies.”

In keeping with its ongoing commitment to the community, the Market will once again be collecting donations for the area’s two food banks: St. Paul’s on the Hill and the Salvation Army House of Hope. Those planning to visit the Market are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations.  Last year, 2,600 food items were collected, and they hope to collect 5,000 items this year. 

The Market will not just feature food: they are also committed to promoting local performing arts and culture. Joining in on the fun will be two new mascots: “Slice” an apple with attitude and “Phil” the bag man. There will be music and entertainment, again provided by the talented students from Creative Math & Music. 

We hope to see you out and about at the Market this season! For further information, please visit the Pickering Town Centre’s website:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Final Wrap-up 2012 with video

We are blessed to have a video summary of our Food Drive this year. 

                             2012 Video Hilites for food drive