Chi Miigwetch to our friends at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto for sharing this important information about food and other resources in the Toronto area. Here is a link to the fantastic NCCT page.
You may have seen in the news or at the Mayor’s press conference this week that The Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank have partnered with the Toronto Public Library to help distribute food to vulnerable members of the Toronto community. Below are the locations that are operational or will soon be opening along with their addresses. We will be updating this information as we receive it.
Here’s a video of the hampers being made at the distribution centre.
Toronto Public Library Food Bank Locations
The Toronto Public Library Food Bank Program is on target to have nine locations open by the end of this week.
Open Locations as of today, Thursday April 9 2020
Eatonville (430 Burnhamthorpe Road)
Steeles (Bamburgh Gardens Shopping Plaza C107-375) opens tomorrow, Friday, April 10
The next round of Pop-Up Library food banks will include the following library locations:
- Taylor Memorial Branch (1440 Kingston Road)
- Jane & Sheppard (1906 Sheppard)
- Don Mills (888 Lawrence Ave E)
For hours and additional information please contact 211Toronto.ca. New locations will be added as necessary.
One of the most challenging calls food banks get are from individuals who are socially isolated, have no assistance, lack funds for food and are unable to get to a food bank. These are incredibly hard calls that the City also receives.
To help with this issue the City has created a partnership with Red Cross and Daily Bread, to deliver food to vulnerable seniors age 70+ who cannot otherwise access food supports. Please call 1-833-204-9952 to register.
211 COVID-19 Portal
This website offers links and information to a wide range of services being offered in the Toronto and Durham, Peel and York areas.
New Food Bank Referral Tool on Daily Bread Website
The Daily Bread Foodbank has launched a new map-based referral tool. It’s easy to use – just enter your location and the map will provide you a list of the nearest food banks.
Additional resources for people who are in the downtown area can be found in this article.
Bird Clan Messenger will be updating this information as we receive it from our friends in the community.