If you need to access food bank services or would like to get involved, use the resources below to get in touch with one of Toronto's main food banks or a local program.
To make use of the Daily Bread Food Bank's services, call 416-203-0050. They can also direct you to further resources related to housing, training and employment, and more.
Daily Bread Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street
Much like Daily Bread, the North York Harvest Food Bank's main activity is collecting and sorting donations which are then redistributed to local food programs in the north end of Toronto. North York Harvest also offers student workshops, runs a Harvest-to-Hand Community Garden program, and organizes farm trips to offer pick-your-own produce opportunities for people from the communities they serve.
The North York Harvest Food Bank
640 Lawrence Ave West
The Stop Community Food Centre is one of the member agencies of the Daily Bread Food Bank, but it also offers a variety of other food access programs including running a farmer's market, youth training, urban agriculture projects and more.
The Stop Community Food Centre: Main Location
1884 Davenport Rd
The Stop's Green Barn at Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Barn #4
Second Harvest isn't a food bank in the traditional sense. This registered charity collects perishable and surplus foods from businesses, which it then redistributes to community agencies, so they generally don't collect non-perishable food donations from the general public. You can donate money however, or sign up as a Second Harvest volunteer. And of course if you work for a food-related company which may have surplus to donate, contact Second Harvest to learn more or to schedule a food donation. Second Harvest runs several special events as fundraisers throughout the year, including Lunch Money Day every February.
1450 Lodestar Road