Our Food Bank provides food to people who are struggling financially. It operates on a basis of receiving food donations from the community and clients picking up the food at our Centre. Due to COVID-19 impacts and ongoing restrictions, both collection and distribution of food have become challenging.
Food donations have dropped significantly and our resources are considerably strained. Thankfully, many of our donors have responded to the urgent need, and our Food Bank team have been able to purchase the food and necessities for our clients. Volunteer drivers have made deliveries directly to our clients’ doorsteps possible, delivering 900 food boxes to families in Scarborough and Markham. Also when operations are permitted, clients can make appointments for curb-side pickup at the Centre. Our Food Bank had provided close to 2,000 food boxes in 2020.
In addition to regular food support, we also distributed Christmas hampers. Sponsors prepared hampers filled with food, necessities and toys with their well-wishes to bring joy, warmth and happiness to families in need during Christmas and ensure they could enter the new year with hope and support. We are grateful to our donors for their generosity.
Here are some excerpts from our hamper recipients:
“Thank you very much for your generosity and love, God bless this beautiful work, we are grateful for the physical and spiritual food. Your prayers also help us a lot. See you soon.”
“Thank you so much for this box. I really appreciate everyone who made this available. God bless you and your team. My kids love it; we all feel blessed because of you.”
We are deeply thankful for the generous support from the community whose gifts have made our work possible.
- Personal donation
Every gift, regardless of the amount, has made a difference for a family or families in need.
Support our Food Bank during COVID-19
WEWALK was created in 2020 as a fundraising campaign for the Centre to help those in our community who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: losing jobs, experiencing frustrations and isolation.
Phase one was the Staff Walkathon. It was a tremendous success. We exceeded our target, which enabled us to serve so many families hard hit by financial insecurity. However, the demand for food has remained high as the pandemic rages on into 2021. The second phase of WEWALK, therefore, aims to build support for our Food Bank so that we will be able to provide programs and services for our clients on a more sustainable basis.
You can help us to ensure that our neighbours will have access to food and hope. We cannot do it without you!
Did you know that a $100 donation can provide food for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) for 4 days?
Please support our work by selecting any of the following.
- One-Time Donation
Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a difference and is deeply appreciated.
- Monthly Donation
Your regular support will ensure a stable source of funding even when times are tough, we can still get food to those who need it most.
- Become a Volunteer
Do you want to help as a volunteer? Sign up here
A tax receipt will be provided for donations over $20.