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A Rights-Based Approach to Food

February 3, 2020

Food is a human right. No one should go hungry or face barriers in accessing the food they need.

Last year, food banks in the Toronto region saw over 1 million client visits. As poverty continues to soar and the hunger crisis worsens, we cannot stand still as thousands of families and individuals across the city skip meals to feed their children or pay their rent. 

In an effort to further our vision to end hunger in the city of Toronto, Daily Bread Food Bank has adopted a rights-based approach to the work we do.

This means that we are committed to:

Providing low-barrier service as well as a choice of nutritious and culturally appropriate food at all food programs. We do not require documentation at food programs. We will facilitate access to food to anyone who needs it, regardless of circumstance.

Providing respectful and dignified customer service at all food programs. We will foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.  

Empowering and prioritizing the people we serve. Our decisions will take into account the lived experience of the individuals we serve.

Advocating for the realization of the Right to Food. We will collaborate with groups and individuals to affirm food as a human right through robust advocacy for policies that encourage government bodies to act on the root causes of poverty.

Thank you for joining Daily Bread Food Bank in our vision to end hunger in Toronto and for your efforts to ensure everyone in our city can access the food they need.

If you would like to make a donation, please click here. For every $1 donated, we are able to provide 1 nutritious meal for someone in need.

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