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Must Do In BoQ: Giving Back

A table stacked with canned goods, and hands exchanging items.

This is a special edition of Must Do in BoQ, where we’ve gathered a list of organizations in our community that could use support during the holidays. If there’s an organization you love to support that isn’t on this list, send us a quick note to [email protected] and we’ll add it!


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Food Banks + Community Food Programs

These organizations help families in our community with the extra costs of food all year round.

Christmas Sharing Program
Fare Share Food Bank
Food For Learning
Food Resource Centre
Gleaners Food Bank
Trenton Care and Share Food Bank

A table stacked with canned goods, and hands exchanging items.
Photo: Joel Muniz

Belleville Firefighters’ Toy Drive

Spread the Christmas spirit with a donation to the toy drive, which has been helping local families through the holiday season for over 60 years.

A toy firefighter next to text: Belleville Professional Firefighters' Christmas Toy Drive

Stockings For Seniors

Bring joy to local seniors who may be alone this holiday or unable to go out for their usual shopping. Check out the image below for a full list of donation suggestions!

Keep Kids Warm

Help keep the kiddos in our community warm all winter long with a donation to Adopt-A-Child to help purchase warm winter clothes!

Photo by: Tetyana Kovyrina

Shelters + Safe Spaces

These organizations provide safe shelter for folks in our community.

Grace Inn Shelter
Three Oaks Foundation
Red Cedars Shelter

Quinte Humane Society

Your support will help QHS continue to provide food, love and a warm place for abandoned or neglected animals.


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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.