Providing Seasonal Relief to Residents in Need


Join us for the grand opening of the Dwight Winter Pantry Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Wednesday December 12th at 2pm.


Get involved by dropping off non-perishable food items and toiletries to one of our drop off locations. If you’re closing up a cottage or going down south for the winter, consider cleaning out your pantry and helping those in need.


Our Goal

We would like to see this program become a long term support service in our community. To make this happen we rely on your help and generosity. We are 100% volunteer driven and all pantry items will assist families and individuals living in Dwight.

Who Can Use the Pantry?

Anyone in need who resides in Dwight, Dorset, Hillside and Oxtongue Lake. We are here to help; not judge or scrutinize. If you need food or toiletries, you will not be turned away. We understand there is a significant need for assistance in our community and we want to help.

How Can I Help?

If you have non-perishable items or toiletries they can be dropped off at any of our bin locations. We are happy to accept monetary donations too, but at this time cannot offer tax receipts.


We want to make sure that no one will go hungry in in our community this winter.

— Marie Poirier


A big thank you to all of our community partners who have helped make this project possible!

  • Dwight Lumber and Daniel VanGelder for building the pantry

  • Aubrey Cotton for staining the pantry

  • Tim Withey of Withey Insurance for insurance

  • Michelle Percival, Cathy Fairburn and Tom Gerfucia and the Township of Lake of Bays for providing the space and coordinating financial donations

  • Leah Reeder and Reeder Web Design for the website

  • Karen Piovaty and Oxtongue Craft Cabin for designing our logo, communications materials and promotions

  • The 7/8 students at Irwin Memorial School for sorting the food

  • Staff of Marie Poirier Planning and Associates for organizing the pantry, promotions and communications

  • Erika's Bakery for sponsoring the launch and communications

  • Muskoka Hydrovac, Marie Poirier Planning and Dwight Garden Centre for seed contributions