Food insecurity is on the rise in communities across Canada. You can help ensure no neighbours go hungry in Toronto by organizing a food drive in your neighbourhood in support of Daily Bread Food Bank’s Thanksgiving drive.
In August there were 113,382 visits to Daily Bread member food banks – a 67% increase compared to the same time last year. If current usage trends continue, it is expected that Toronto food banks will see 1.4 million visits by the end of the year.
Here’s how you can help:
1- Bring your neighbours together with a local food drive. Create a group on Nextdoor to organize a food drive in your neighbourhood. Choose a date, select a location (a park, school yard or front porch) and encourage neighbours to drop non-perishable food items. Register your food drive here.
2- Share what’s needed and how neighbours can help. Daily Bread Food Bank accepts both non-perishable goods, as well as cash donations. Most-needed non-perishables include: nut butters, rice or pasta, and canned meats and fish. If you can’t get to the store and don’t have extra non-perishable in your pantry, consider a cash donation. In the past year, Daily Bread doubled the food it’s had to purchase to meet need in the community so every donation helps.
3- Drop off Donations at Daily Bread Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Drive-Thru food event. If you’re in Toronto, bring your neighbourhood’s donation down to Daily Bread Food Bank’s contactless food drive where you can celebrate giving back with other community members from the safety of your car.
We look forward to seeing you at the Drive-Thru event and in your communities building a kinder neighbourhood.