Daily Bread | COVID19 Announcements

'We have 17 days' worth of food': COVID-19 affecting Toronto's most vulnerable

March 14, 2020

“There is a heightened sense of anxiety among those who are already vulnerable, are already experiencing poverty and now they are being told they need two or three weeks worth of food. The average food bank user has about $7.83 per day to survive on after paying for rent, so there’s no way that food bank users can stockpile food,” Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank.

Watch the full story via Global News Toronto.

Monetary Donations

You can support our ongoing efforts in providing food to those who need it most during this challenging time.


Online Food Donations

Order online through Amazon or your favourite grocery store and having items delivered directly to our warehouse:
191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON, M8V 2E7.

Drop-off Food Donations

You can drop off non-perishable food donations at any fire hall in the city.

Click here for a list of our most needed items.

Online Fundraising

You can run an online fundraiser in support of Daily Bread. It’s easy and you can do it while #stayinghome
Click here to set up your custom donation page.

Questions? Click here for a list of FAQs.

Past Announcements

Ontario Releases COVID-19 Action Plan

March 26, 2020

Ontario’s government recently released a $17 billion action plan to bolster the health care system… Read More

How Ontario can Support Low-Income Households During and After COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Food banks across Canada are preparing for a surge in need as the economy slows… Read More

What's considered essential? The services and workplaces that can stay open

March 24, 2020

The closure of non-essential businesses in Ontario… Read More

New Protections for the Working Poor During COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Crises inevitably reveal cracks in our public supports. Food bank clients cannot meet the most… Read More

COVID-19 Match: Double your Impact

March 23, 2020

UPDATE: Match is now closed. Thank you to everyone who donated! ——– To support Daily… Read More

COVID-19 CEO Update: Navigating a New Reality

March 20, 2020

Dear friend, Like you, we at Daily Bread Food Bank are navigating a new reality. Read More

Newstalk 1010: COVID-19 - What's happening at the food banks? How can we help?

March 19, 2020

“This is an opportunity to step up and demonstrate leadership and the values of our… Read More

'This is an absolutely critical time': Food bank puts up tent to ensure food donations amid COVID-19

March 16, 2020

“This is an absolutely critical time. Each week, over 15,000 individuals rely on food banks… Read More

Local businesses helping feed those in need during pandemic

March 16, 2020

Local businesses are stepping up to help feed vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Shelters, food banks struggle to prevent coronavirus infection and continue services

March 13, 2020

Toronto’s shelters and food banks are working to contain the spread of COVID-19, while struggling… Read More

A letter from Daily Bread Food Bank's CEO

March 13, 2020

At Daily Bread Food Bank, our priority is the well-being of those who are food… Read More

The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Bank Clients

March 6, 2020

Last week, federal Health Minister Patty Hadju suggested people prepare for a Coronavirus outbreak by… Read More