- About Us
- Food Collection and Distribution
- Oriole Food Space
- Bathurst-Finch Community Food Bank
- Lawrence Heights Community Food Bank
- Education & Youth Engagement
- Community Gardens
- Food-Friendly Neighbourhoods
- Farm Trips
- Agency Network
- Get Involved
- Donate Food
- Donate Money
- Donate Time
- Tribute Cards & Wedding Certificates
- Start a Virtual Food Drive
- Past Events
- Find A Food Program
Who We Are
The North York Harvest Food Bank is the primary food bank in northern Toronto, distributing 1.8 million pounds of food in 2012 through 60 community programs. An independent, charitable organization, we envision a community where all members are able to meet their food needs.
Last year, families and individuals in northern Toronto received 170,000 food hampers through our network of neighbourhood food banks, community kitchens, perinatal programs for expecting mothers and new parents, shelters for women and youth, and drop-in meal programs. Our member agencies include social service agencies, community health centres, faith-based institutions, and volunteer-run organizations.
In addition to our warehousing and distribution operations, we coordinate a youth engagement initiative, community garden activities, free pick-your-own gleaning trips, and three community food banks.
Our Service Area
North York Harvest's catchment spans west to east from Highway 27 to Victoria Park Ave, and north to south from Steeles Ave to St. Clair Ave/Eglinton Ave. The catchment represents just over one third of the geographic area of Toronto, and it includes nearly half of the priority neighbourhoods as designated by the City of Toronto.