Your support helps us get healthy food and hope to neighbours like Sandra.

Click here to read Sandra’s Story of resilience and hope.

Did you know that after paying rent and utilities, our clients have about $6.67 left per day for food and all other necessities?

Please make a special gift today or join as a monthly donor so we can continue providing essential food support to our neighbours while helping to build an equitable community where everyone can thrive. Thank You!

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Sandra’s Story

Sandra is passionate about her work with children with special needs but with rising costs, her income and benefits are not sufficient to ensure food security in our city.

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I started coming here a year ago and I am able to meet my needs with the help of North York Harvest. The staff are very kind and friendly, and give their time to meet their community.

After a long day of work, it makes your day to see a friendly face here at North York Harvest, so I always welcome it.

With the pandemic and high cost of living, you would not believe how many of my clients I’ve lost. It’s so hard to make ends meet and I’m trying hard to make it work. Sometimes when you struggle, you keep it quiet inside – but things can get better with help.

If you look, you can see this community faces problems everywhere. On the streets, on the TTC, and it really scared me. But then I thought: do I choose to live in fear? This is my life. Do I choose to accept what life is or be hopeful changes can happen?

The pandemic made it hard for a lot of people. I was not working and it was getting to my head. But I said, am I going to allow this to destroy me? No, I’m bigger than that.

I choose hope.


North York Harvest Client

*This is a true story from a client. The images have been changed to protect their privacy.