Everyone deserves to be able to put nutritious food on their table, but for many Canadians and their families, the past few months have been difficult and uncertain. At the same time, food banks and local food organizations are facing challenges in delivering services to Canadians in need, including in securing volunteers and increasing public health and safety measures. As we continue to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, more Canadians are facing food insecurity, therefore making food banks and organizations key to helping feed families and keeping Canadians healthy and safe.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced an additional investment of $100 million through the Emergency Food Security Fund. This investment will help improve access to food and increase food supply for vulnerable Canadians across the country, who are facing the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government of Canada will provide this funding to national and regional organizations, who will then support food banks and local food organizations across Canada in order to help reach people experiencing food insecurity.
To end hunger in our city, the Daily Bread Food Bank is hosting a Drive-Thru Food Drive.
Date: October 10, 2020
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M8V 2E7
From 10am – 2pm you can drop off your non-perishable food donations in a safe, contactless way at 191 New Toronto Street.
Since the pandemic, visits to Daily Bread Food Bank have risen from 15,000 people a week to over 25,000 and new clients have risen by over 200%.
If you can’t join them today, you can still support their Thanksgiving Campaign goal, by making a donation!