Food Bank Resources and Important Links
Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is striving to eliminate hunger in the community. Amongst thousands of people relying on food banks across Toronto, Daily Bread Food bank is best known for being the largest food relief in the GTA. Daily Bread serves people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in over 170 member agencies. For more information click here.
Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto
Muslim Welfare centre of Toronto strives to provide individuals in need, particularly with food and other sorts of basic necessities. Its mission is to serve humanity as a whole, starting at home within local communities. For more information click here.
North York Harvest Food Bank
North York Harvest Food Bank is an independent, charitable organization in northern Toronto. They have given away around 2 million pounds of food through 60 community programs in 2013. North York Harvest Food Bank envisions a community where all members are able to have food security. North York Harvest Food Bank supports several other programs listed below:
Community Kitchen Programs
Community Kitchen promotes the idea of participants dining together and cooking in large quantities to take home meals.
Home Delivery Hamper Programs
Home delivery hamper programs have delivery services so that individuals are able to have access to food, during a time where they cannot physically access their local food bank.
Emergency Hamper Programs
These programs offer services where service users receive a three-day supply of staple food items for themselves and other members in their households.
For more information contact:
The Ontario Vegetarian Food Bank (OVFB)
The Ontario Vegetarian Food bank is an organization that carries the goal of leading Ontarians in creating a world that is hunger free. OVFB is compassionate and considerate towards vegetarians and thus aims to provide nutritious food to those who have a low-income. For more information click here.
The Pride of Israel Synagogue
The Pride of Israel Synagogue runs independently and was founded in 1905. The Pride of Israel Synagogue established the Kosher Food Bank in Toronto, aiming to provide food security for those who are in great need.
Telephone: (416) 226-0111
Fax: (416) 226-0128
Address: 59 Lissom Crescent, Toronto, Ontario Canada, M2R 2P2
Email: Office@PrideOf IsraelSynagogue.com
For more information about general food bank locations visit the food bank Map here.
Baby and Toddler Nutrition (workshops)
FoodShare provides workshops for those who want to feed their toddlers nutritional and healthy daily meals and snacks. To have access to this click here.
Toronto Vegetarian Association
Toronto Vegetarian Association is a non-profit organization that strives to inspire people to choose a healthier lifestyle of eating. Thus, this organization offers several resources that contain plant-based nutrition. For more information click here or contact TVA at: 416-544-9800
NutritionFacts.org is a free website conducted by Dr. Michael Gregar. It holds the latest information on nutritional foods. The website regularly updates blogs and hosts ‘Question and Answer’ options for you to ask Dr. Gregar your concerning question(s).
NutritionMatters.ca is an online fact sheet provided by Registered Dieticians working within the Public health. This online fact sheet consists of useful information regarding nutrition topics.
Karma Food CO-OP
Karma Food CO-OP is a non-profit food co-operative run by its members. Karma Food Coop specializes in organic, non-GMO and fair trade products; the co-op provides organic produce, bulk items, health supplements and much more. For more information click here.
Toronto’s Farmers’ Market Map
The Toronto Farmers’ Market aims to support sustainable agriculture and the building of healthy communities. The Google Maps gives a detailed understanding of the various locations of famers’ markets throughout Toronto or you can visit their website here.
Westend Food CO-OP
Westend Food CO-OP runs as a local cooperative that strives to supply local and sustainable food, particularly to those in west end Toronto. For more information click here.
FoodLink is a telephone referral that assists people with food programs in their GTA. To use FoodLink call: 416-332-6655
If you are looking for organizations with free and/or low cost meals, there are several organizations that provide individuals with immediate hunger relief. To find out where to access one, access the Google map for specific hunger relief locations here.