North York Harvest strives to provide dignified food assistance to our community. For us, this ranges from securing healthy food donations to supporting well-connected and welcoming community food banks.
For us, this also means respecting the diverse circumstances that bring clients to our doors. For many of the recently unemployed, seniors, families with children, and people living with disabilities, food banks are a last, yet necessary, resort.
1 in 3 food bank users are children
40% have graduated from college or university
Over 16,000 children, women, and men access a food bank every month
40% have a serious long-term disability or illness