Person Holding Lit Sparkler

Recognizing the Season of Giving

December’s #GivingTuesday kicks off the holiday season of giving. At FirstOntario, we believe in supporting our communities both by contributing donations and by giving our time and we’re happy to start the season with a $500 donation to Hamilton Food Share.

Now – more than ever – our support can make a difference to those in need. Please consider making a non-perishable donation to your local food bank. 

Here is a quick reference to items that are currently in demand

Farfalle Noodle

Pasta and pasta sauces

Canned or dry

Can of Fish

Canned and frozen meats and fish

Peanut Butter Jar

Meat alternatives

Peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts

Canned Food Item

Canned goods 

Beans, soups, stews

Water Bottle


Juice boxes, powdered milk, bottled water

Strawberry Jam Jar

Canned vegetables and fruits

Wheat Stalk

Whole grain cereals

Baby's Bottle

Infant foods and Baby formula

Roll of Toilet Paper

Bathroom tissue and diapers

Toothpaste and Toothbrush

Personal hygiene products

Local organizations in your community

Find out more details on how you can make a donation

Choose your region

How FirstOntario is helping in your community