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Food & Furniture Banks

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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.

FoodLink Hotline

Tel: 416-392-6655
http://www.foodshare.net/foodlink-hotline

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
Tel: 416-392-1750
https://eastviewcentre.com/

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.

Open: Weekdays 9am-9pm
Sat 9am-4pm

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

845 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M6G 1M2
Tel: 416-792-8941 ex.222

Home

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
Tel: 416-652-7867
http://thestop.org/

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
Tel: 416-532-2375

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
Tel: 416-203-0050
New Toronto St & Islington Ave
http://www.dailybread.ca/

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
Tel: 416-635-7771
Allen Rd & Lawrence Ave W
http://www.northyorkharvest.com/

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,
Tues 4:00pm-7:00pm,
Wed 2:00pm-4:00pm,
Thurs 10:00am-12:00pm

Agincourt Community Services Association Food Bank

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
http://www.agincourtcommunityservices.com/programs/food-security/food-bank.php

Three days a week, ACSA provides community members in need of food service access to an emergency food bank. Patrons are asked to call and do an over the phone intake prior to their visit. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

Open: Mon 10:00am-3:00pm,
Tues 9:00am-5:00pm,
Thurs 12:00pm-4:00pm,
Fri 10:00pm-3:00pm

416 Community Support for Women

416 Dundas St. E.
Toronto, ON M5A 2A8

Tel:
416-928-3334
http://www.416community.com

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
Tel: 416-203-3011
Dundas St W & Bathurst St
http://www.fyfb.com/default.asp

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
12:00pm-2:00pm Tuesday-Saturday

The Furniture Bank

25 Connell Crt,
Toronto, ON M8Z 1E8
Tel: 416-934-1229
Homer Ave & Evans Ave
http://www.furniturebank.org/

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
Tel: 416-847-4142
Lawrence Ave E & Galloway Rd
http://www.schcontario.ca/programs-and-opportunities/community-support/furniture-and-clothing-banks

Provides gently used furniture and household items to community members who are being housed for the first time or leaving a shelter.