If you are living in the GTA and are in need of food for yourself and/or your family, please call 416-203-0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refer you to a neighbourhood food bank in your area.
We are available by phone from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. If you need food today, and your food bank is closed, we will try to provide an alternative food bank or meal program you can access.
After hours and on weekends and holidays, you can also call 211 to find out information about where to access food. You can also look for your closest meal program or food bank by clicking here to go to 211 Ontario.
What you need when visiting a food bank:
All information provided is kept confidential and not shared with organizations outside of Daily Bread Food Bank and our member agencies.
If you don’t have the requested information with you when you visit a food bank, you will not be turned away. You may be asked to bring the information in the next time you visit. We ask for this information to provide you and your family with the appropriate amount of food, and to let you know how often you are eligible to come to the food bank.
If you live outside of the service area of the food bank you are visiting, you will be given a referral to the food bank that serves where you live.
What to expect when visiting a food bank:
The majority of our member food banks are located in local churches and community centres. They are run by dedicated staff and volunteers who pick up food, stock shelves and support clients by distributing food. Daily Bread provides training to all of our member agencies in fairly and equitably distributing food. We recognize that if you are accessing a food bank, you are likely experiencing challenges in your life and we encourage all of our member food banks to create an empowering environment for those who access food. In order to make your experience positive, Daily Bread’s member agencies’ staff and volunteers create an environment of mutual respect and caring for all food bank clients..
What you will get:
Daily Bread member agency food banks provide a 2-3 -day supply of food, based on the number of people in your family. We try to offer choice in the food that is provided based on Canada’s Food Guide. Daily Bread strives to provide healthy and nutritious food, as well as a variety of choices. However, choice is sometimes limited based on demand and what donations we have received.
Living on a low-income often has challenges in addition to food, and talking to staff and volunteers about your current situation gives us the opportunity to offer additional support and resources. Many of our member agency food banks also provide information and referral to community resources. Please visit the Information & Referral Centre at Daily Bread for more information.