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North York Harvest Food Bank is the primary food bank for northern Toronto, distributing over 2.3 million pounds of food in last year through 77 community programs. We believe in dignified food access, empowering individuals and strengthening communities.



North York Harvest Food Bank

Feeding your family doesn't mean you go without

Feeding your family
doesn't mean you go without

Kids don't have to skip breakfast

A fixed income
doesn't mean unhealthy food

A fixed income doesn't mean unhealthy food

Kids don't have
to skip breakfast

Why we do it...

1 in 3

1 in 3 food bank users are children

33%

33% are newcomers to Canada

15K+

Over 15,000 men, women and their children access a food bank every month

45%

since the recession visits to food banks have increased by 45% in the Toronto Suburbs

the Food Bank cycle

Latest updates

Research Assistants Needed

Exciting Volunteer Opportunity   Food Security Research Assistants We are looking for volunteers to assist our organization to collect data by distributing self-administered surveys to our food bank clients. These […]

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Healthy Eating for Kids

Healthy eating. It can be tough for most of us adults to stick to a well-rounded, nutritious diet day to day. With kids it can be a nightmare trying to […]

Posted on May 19th, 2017

Everyday Hero

Guest blog by Shirah Stern Not all heroes wear capes. One everyday hero located right in your community is Kayla*. I recently had the opportunity to meet Kayla at the […]

Posted on May 12th, 2017