Food & Furniture Banks
Please note: Most food banks require proof of address (a piece of mail with your name and address on it) and identification. At some food banks, proof of income is also required. Bring this with you! It is also a great idea to bring some reusable bags with you to carry your food. Additionally, most food banks only service clients in their direct neighbourhood. Please call in advance to make sure you qualify.
A telephone referral service that connects people with food programs in their neighbourhood – with over 1300 food program listings in Toronto.
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
86 Blake St
Toronto, ON M4J 3C9
Eastview Centre offers a safe and welcoming space for youths aged 13-18, as well as offers family resources, children’s programs, and youth services.
Food Access Programs
Open: Weekdays 9am-9pm
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
845 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M6G 1M2
Tel: 416-792-8941 ex.222
A multi-service agency that provides essential and new services to vulnerable community members.
Open: Weekdays 10:30am – 6pm
The Stop (Food Community Centre)
1884 Davenport Rd
Toronto, ON M6N 4Y4
The Stop Brings people within the community together to fight social isolation, provide an opportunity to make friends, and to advocate for change.
Open: Weekdays 9am-3pm
Parkdale Community Food Bank
1499 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M6R 1A3
Provides nutritional support to those unable to meet their dietary needs.
Open: Wed- Sat
Daily Bread Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street
Toronto, ON M8V 2E7
New Toronto St & Islington Ave
Provides food assistance to those in need. Call ahead to find the closest affiliated food bank to you.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
North York Harvest Food Bank
640 Lawrence Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M6A 1B1
Allen Rd & Lawrence Ave W
Provides food assistance and community support to community members in Northern Toronto between Steeles Ave, Victoria Park Ave, Eglington Ave, St. Clair Ave, Kipling Ave, and Hwy 27.
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
Drop in Hours: Mon 2:00pm-4:00pm,
Agincourt Community Services Association
4155 Sheppard Ave East Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M1S 1T4
Tel: 416-292-6912 ext 319 or 647-849-1544
Sheppard Ave E & Midland Ave
ACSA’s Food Security department offers year-round programming to help increase access to good, healthy food. With communal gardens, cooking programs, and nutritional education, ACSA takes a holistic approach to challenging food insecurity.
Open: Mon 10:00am-3:00pm,
416 Community Support for Women
416 Dundas St. E.
Toronto, ON M5A 2A8
Basic services include daily breakfast and lunch, weekly food bank (Thursdays with an appointment- preference given to people who have accessed the service in the past), social/recreational programs and life skills training. The centre also offers weekly medical clinics and mental health and addiction case management services on a daily basis.
Drop in any day between the hours of 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Fort York Food Bank
797 Dundas St W,
Toronto, ON M6J 1V2
Dundas St W & Bathurst St
Serves low income individuals and families who live within the Bloor St W, Queen St W, Yonge St and Dovercourt Rd. South of Queen the boundary is Queen St W to Lake Ontario, between Spadina Ave and Strachan Ave catchment area with groceries and a drop in food program.
Food Bank Hours: Tue, Thu, Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 3 pieces of ID are needed Drop in centre hours: serves meals
The Furniture Bank
25 Connell Crt,
Toronto, ON M8Z 1E8
Homer Ave & Evans Ave
Provides gently used household furnishings and enables the effective transfer of those furnishings to families and individuals in need.
Open: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
To access these services you must be referred by one of the following organizations:
ACCESS Employment, Adam House, Birkdale Residence, Bond and Child Family, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre, COSTI, Covenant House, Dr. Roz’s Healing Place, Dixon Hall, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, Eva’s Initiative’s, FCJ Refugee Centre, Family Residence, Fred Victor Centre, Good Shepherd, Interim Place, Interval House, Julliette’s Place, June Callwood Centre, Mary’s Home, Massey Center for Women, Matthew House, Mennonite New Life Centre, Native Child & Family, Native Mens Residence, Nellie’s, North York Women’s Shelter, Nazareth House, Pape Adolescent Resource Centre, Robertson House, Reconnect Mental Health Services, Romero House, Robertson House, Reconnect Mental Health Services, Romero House, Rosalie Hall, Salvation Army – Evangeline Residence, Salvation Army – Peel Family Shelter, Savards Women’s Shelter-Homes First Society, The Scott Mission – Mens, The Scott Mission – Women & Family, Seaton House, Sisters of Life, Sojourn House, St. Christopher House, Streets to Homes, The Redwood, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood, Toronto Community Hostel, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke, Working Women Community Centre, YMCA Sprott House, Yorktown Family Services, YWCA 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter, YWCA Arise, YWCA Beatrice House, YWCA Bergamot /Pape /Humewood, YWCA Bongard House, YWCA Women’s Shelter
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities Furniture Bank
4100 Lawrence Avenue East,
Scarborough, M1E 2R9
Lawrence Ave E & Galloway Rd
Provides gently used furniture and household items to community members who are being housed for the first time or leaving a shelter.
For the Love of Youth
For the Love of Youth helps youth transitioning out of the child welfare system into their first independent homes by providing gently-used furnishings secured through donations from corporate housing industry members. Contact StepStones, and we may be able to help arrange transportation to the warehouse.