The 2017 annual Kiwanis Canby Community Food & Toy Drive is history! This massive community effort provided food boxes for 385 Canby families and Christmas toys for 990 children.

Canby Kiwanis Club has distributed food and toys to families in need at Christmas since 1958, but the drive is truly a community-wide event. Local individuals, businesses, service organizations, and churches donate food, toys, and money, collect items, and even come to help pack and deliver toys and food boxes. By coming together, we are able to help more people and ensure that no family goes without during this special time of year.

This program serves residents who live within the boundaries of the Canby School District and who are not receiving assistance from another holiday program. People who live alone and adults without children are eligible for food baskets; we also provide toys for children 0-18 years old.

There are so many donations of time, services and money that it is nearly impossible to thank every contributor publicly, but we must try!

Special recognition to:

  • Clackamas County Fairgrounds Staff, for their help in using the Event Center
  • Canby Fire and Police, for help with traffic control on pick-up day
  • The Scott Family, who put on the Halloween Event Fundraiser
  • DirectLink 
  • Kahut Waste Services
  • Action Acres Paintball
  • Shimadzu USA Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Intel Foundation
  • Carria, Inc.
  • Mary Mariah Olson
  • PHG Ministries
  • The Toma Family
  • Connie Tye’s birthday present contributors
  • Canby High School Leadership Class
  • Cutsforth’s Thriftway for their extremely generous assistance

Heartfelt thank-yous also go to: 

  • Redwood Estates for having their own food drive
  • Canby High School Key Club (Kiwanis sponsored high school community service club)
  • Baker Prairie Middle School Builders Club (Kiwanis sponsored middle school service club) for being our helper “elves”
  • Bridging Cultures for all the help with food and toys
  • Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts for bringing the food they collected and helping sort
  • Girl Scouts for making the wrapped candy rolls
  • The in-town Canby schools for having food drives
  • The individuals and families who volunteered sorting food and toys
  • Domino’s Pizza for donating 13 large pizzas to feed the Distribution Day volunteers
  • Ed and Judy Grautski for being Santa and Mrs Claus 
  • The Canby Herald and Canby Now Facebook Page for giving us a lot of publicity
  • The drivers who came very early Saturday, Dec. 16, to deliver food and toys
  • Canby Safeway for acquiring banana boxes and letting us use shopping carts
  • Canby Fred Meyer for donating a gift card
  • Canby Rotary and the Clackamas County Fair Board and Rodeo Court for helping sort toys and food
  • The many individuals who sent cash donations to help buy food and toys

Thank you for being sign-up locations: 

  • Canby Kiwanis Thrift Store
  • Canby Public Library
  • Canby Center
  • Canby Adult Center

Thank you for being a donation site: 

Aerometal  International

American Steel

Aura Salon Spa & Laser

Backstop Bar & Grill

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Brandon Chase/Edward Jones

Bricks & MiniFigs

Canby Adult Center

Canby Clinic

Canby Eyecare

Canby Fire Department

Canby Kiwanis Thrift Store

Canby Mattress World

Canby Police Department

Canby Public Library

Canby Swim Center

Canby Utility

Clackamas Comm. Fed. Credit Union

Club Fit

Colorz & Cutz

Columbia Bank

CrossFit Formidable

Cutsforth’s Thriftway

Direct Link

Dr Haskell

Dr Patrick Gregg

Gwynn’s Coffeehouse

Head Case Salon

Hearts & Hair

Hotrod Dreamworks

Johnson Controls

Key Bank

Les Schwab

Lone Elder Pizza

Matt Olsen State Farm Ins.

Millar’s Point S Tire &  Auto

Milwaukee Electronics

Northwest Self Storage Canby

Office of Drs Cary & Kryder

Rackleff Place

RE/MAX Equity Group Inc

Rite Aid

Roth Heating & Cooling

Salon L

SP&B Reprographics


The Human Bean



Wells Fargo Bank

Wilcox, Arredondo Co

Wilson Construction

Zoar Lutheran Church