The city of Toronto, along with community and corporate partners, are providing essential food support to the most vulnerable residents of the city during this Easter weekend. Several programs have been launched as a source of food assistance to hundreds of residents, whenever they need it.
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) April 11, 2020
“Through the efforts and dedication of the City and its partners, residents and families in need are getting the support they require during this time of great change and isolation,” said Toronto city Mayor John Tory. “We will continue to find ways to provide essential services to Torontonians so that they can be safe and secure when they need it the most.”
Ever since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Toronto’s requirements for food programs has increased drastically. More than 40% of the city’s food programs had to close operations due to the shutdown imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and the programs that still operate are facing pressure to meet the demand of the residents who are in need of assistance.
In association with United Way Greater Toronto, 211 and large-scale community food programs including Second Harvest, Daily Bread Food Bank, North York Harvest Food Bank, Red Cross and the Salvation Army, the City of Toronto ensures accessibility to resources such as facilities, staffing and equipment.
For more information on the food program, please call 211 or have a look at the local providers at the 211 website.