Frequently Asked Questions



Dwight Community Centre
1014 Dwight Beach Road (beside Lake of Bays Township office)


1st + 3rd Wednesday every month
2pm to 7pm (December through April)

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Most needed food and household items

Pasta (canned or dry) and pasta sauces
Canned and frozen meats and fish
Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts)
Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews)
Dairy (fresh, canned, and powdered milk)
Canned vegetables and fruit
Whole grain cereals
Infant foods and baby formula
Bathroom tissue and diapers
Personal hygiene products

i need food. How can I get help?

Please call Marie at 705-635-9860 or email

are you open year round?

That is our goal. We hope to have enough supplies and food donations to keep the pantry stocked throughout the winter and hopefully through the regular season as well.

do you accept monetary donations?

Yes! We are happy to accept cash donations to purchase the most immediate needs for our community. At this time, we are not able to provide tax receipts for any donations.

Why do we need a winter pantry

There are 2,787 residents 15 years of age or older Of those 1,482 (53.1%) earn $29,999 or less Of the 1,482 people, 804 earn (54.2%) earn less than $19,999 per year

A different way to look at it; There are 1,391 households in the Township, 226 (16.2%) of them earn less than $29,999 per year Of the 226, 116 (51.3%) earn less than $19,999 annually.

The above tells me that there are at least 804 (226 households) people in desperate need of help .

745 or 53.5% of the households earn a minimum of $60,000 to more than $150,000 per year. This may explain why our poverty level is transparent to most residents

*Source, Lake of Bays Community Profile, 2016

when are the drop off locations open

Each business is open at different times. We encourage you to contact them by phone or check their websites for hours of operation.