Hunger is an on-going crisis within our communities; your neighbour, your colleague, or the person you just held the door open for may be visiting a food bank to feed themselves and/or their family — even you could find yourself in need.
With today’s job market and economy, families find themselves struggling to keep up with the rising costs of living. According to North York Harvest Food Bank’s statistics, 16,000 people use their food banks every month — approximately a 7% increase from 2017 — and nearly
40% of those people are children.
The North York Harvest Food Bank (NYH) was founded in 1986 and has since remained a place for emergency food solution for residents of North York. NYH strives to provide dignified food assistance and is also addressing some of the root causes of food insecurity.
NYH is also working to combat food insecurity by addressing the root cause
— poverty. In addition to participating in research and advocacy, NYH also offers programs that aim to build employment skills. The Leadership in Logistics program, which runs four times a year, provides community members receiving social assistance with the skills and experience they need to find jobs in the warehousing and logistics sectors. In 2017, 80% of the program’s graduates went on to secure employment.
Another profound issue for NYH is ensuring no child is without food and proper nourishment — their childcare food delivery service distributes healthy lunches and snacks to over 1,000 children, allowing childcare organizations to
focus on what they do best.
None of this could be possible though without the generous donations of food, funds and time of our fellow Canadians. NYH relies on the kind hearts of its donors and volunteers to make their mission possible.
Please help NYH continue offering nutritious foods and fresh produce to those in need. Show your support and donate today by visiting northyorkharvest.com, because no one should go hungry.
What to Donate: Top 5 Food Items
• Canned Fish
• Canned Tomatoes • Canned Beans
• Cooking Oil