Our Donation Guidelines
- 100% of the food that we receive and donate to support other charities are canned and non-perishable food items.
- We also accept many different items in accordance with the Food Banks of Canada Guideline for Distributing Food Past the Best Before Date.
- In an effort to provide nutritious and well balanced meals, our most urgently-needed items are listed below:
- Coffee, sugar, whitener, tea, sweetener, hot chocolate and other hot beverages.
- Store bought canned goods.
- Bottled juice/water.
- Food in original sealed containers.
- Dried spices and seasonings.
- Baby Food.
We do not accept:
- Unidentifiable food
- Rotten food
- Freezer burnt food
- Open food containers
- Food that has been stored in a garage or car overnight even when cool outside
- Uninspected meat (meat must have been processed in a government inspected abattoir)
- Canned or jarred products that are over a year past their expiry date
- Homemade jams and preserves
- Juices that are more than 7 days past expiry
- Food stored in containers that are not food safe (containers without proper covering, pails used previously for chemicals, etc)
- Food that has been sitting out for more than 2 hours
- Unpasteurized milk
- Uninspected eggs
- Cans that are damaged
Clothing Donation Guidelines
- We accept new and used clothing (socks and underwear must be new).
- Used clothing is not tracked as Gift-in-Kind nor is it recorded on silent partner.
- STO Global Concept Inc reserves the right to decline any in-kind gift. Generally, the decision to accept or decline a gift (other than what has already been discussed) can be made by the Director of Development or Designate. If a gift needs to be returned to a donor, CRA regulations will be followed if a receipt has already been issued.
- When STO Global Concept Inc receives Gift-in-Kind (donated items) that the charity cannot use, we reserve the right to donate these items to another charitable organization, to use the items in auctions or fundraising events, to liquidate the items for cash to contribute to our annual operations or dispose of them if they have no value.
Food Banks Canada – Guideline for Distributing Food Past the Best before Date
CCSM F135 – The Food Donations Act May 19, 2017
Imagine Canada – Determining the fair market value