Around the globe, we are all feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for the most vulnerable in our communities, the impact is far greater than one could imagine. Layoffs and closures have left families who relied on hourly wages without the means to feed their children. As we speak, thousands are going hungry.
Food bank usage is at an all-time high right for North York Harvest right now. Over the past several months, the demand has increased by 75% compared to the same period of time last year. In addition to the surge in new clients, we’ve also noticed a troubling trend in our client base – more families are coming to our network instead of individuals.
Now, more than ever, our community needs your support to face this unprecedented challenge.
You can make an immediate difference and help thousands in need who were impacted by COVID-19.
Please make a monetary donation, which will allow North York Harvest to support vulnerable families in our community.
Donations can also be made by phone. Please call our operators at 1-855-SOTS-CBC (1-855-768-7222).
Due to social distancing measures in effect, the number of staff and volunteers at the office is limited.
Outside of Sounds of the Season special programming on December 4, 11, 13 & 18, the SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
If we are unable to answer your call, or you are calling outside of business hours, please leave a message and a member of our team will gladly get back to you back as quickly as possible.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at our main office and warehouse location at 116 Industry Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 4L8, weekdays from 9:30am – 3:00 pm. Bring your vehicle around to the back of the building complex and look for the North York Harvest signage.
When dropping off food, please call ahead at 416-635-7771 Ext 0 to notify our staff of the time of your arrival.
Food donations can also be dropped off at local fire halls and designated bins at participating supermarkets.