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Donation Organizations

All members of the YK Garden Collective are committed to donating 25% of their produce to those in need. Donated produce should be in good condition, fresh, and look good enough to eat. Please do not donate foods you would not happily serve to your own guests, such as spinach that’s gone to seed, limp lettuce, or worm-eaten beets.

The table lists organizations that accept donations. If you donate to individuals, or to organizations not listed, please record your donation under 'other' when registering a donation.

If an organization does not accept a donation, please email our Donations Coordinator and donate the produce to another listed organization.

Please note that Side Door / Hope's Haven is not directly accepting donations at this time, but donations to Food Rescue may assist them.


Street address


Contact phone


Aven Manor

5710 50th St

7am to 5pm

867-920-2443 x 103

Bring donations to the public entrance halfway along the main building. Ring for attendant if door is locked. Can handle large quantities.

 Abe Miller Centre  4912 53rd St

8:30 am to 4 pm

YK Food Rescue

345B Old Airport Road (up hill behind CMS)


9am to 2pm


(no need to phone if coming during regular hours)

Distributes food to 13 organizations every week. Can do food prep e.g. make soup, chop and freeze vegetables. Located in an orange and white tent – enter through back door.

Salvation Army

4925 45th St


9am to 5pm

867-920-4679 x 226 (kitchen)

Phone kitchen or use intercom at the front of the building - staff will come and collect the produce.

Yellowknife Women’s Centre (emergency shelter)

5610 50th Ave


Weekdays:go to the front door.

Weekends and evenings: go to the side door by the ramp.


Allison McAteer House 

(Family Violence Shelter, phone to get street address)



Near Sissons School. Call 873-8257 to arrange drop-off. Do not share the location.

The most useful produce are herbs, potatoes, lettuce, and carrots. The shelter will accept any vegetables and herbs.

Lynn's Place

(Temporary housing, 5015 54 St)



Drop at the main front door. The most useful produce are potatoes, carrots, lettuce, peas, and green beans.