MLA Food Drive

How fortunate we are to live in Muskoka, whether seasonally or year-round. But while we enjoy steaks and grilled corn from the BBQ, hundreds of people in Muskoka struggle to put dinner on the table and are often forced to turn to local food banks to feed their families throughout the year.

That’s why, for the fourth year in a row, the MLA encourages you to donate your non-perishable food items at the end of the season, rather than hauling them home when you close the cottage.

This year donations will go the Gravenhurst Salvation Army Food Bank. And we’re making it even easier for you to contribute thanks to the generosity local marinas, golf clubs and Oliver’s Coffee Houses throughout Muskoka who will gladly accept your donations from Labour Day through the Thanksgiving weekend.

So drop off your canned, packaged or bottled goods at any of the following locations:

  • Oliver’s Coffee Houses in Bracebridge (Manitoba Street), Gravenhurst, Bala or Port Carling
  • Allport Marina
  • Bala Cove Marina (who will match the value of donations up to $500)
  • Campbell’s Landing
  • Gordon Bay Marine
  • Indianhead Harbour Marina
  • The Boatworks of Port Carling
  • Pride Marine Group (Rosseau and Muskoka)
  • Skeleton Lake Marina
  • SWS Marine
  • Terry Johnson’s Hamer Bay Marine
  • Walkers Point Marina
  • Windermere Marina
  • Muskoka Lakes Marine
  • Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club

(Drop off bins will be located inside the above locations and are accessible during business hours.)

If we’ve missed you, or none of these locations are convenient, we will also accept donations at our office in Port Carling upstairs at 65 Joseph Street, or we will happily forward your cash or cheque on your behalf.