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Daily Bread's Summer Produce Markets

July 31, 2019

At Daily Bread Food Bank, we believe that access to food is a human right, and no one should face barriers in accessing the food they need.

As part of our commitment to ending hunger in Toronto, this past weekend, we launched our Summer Produce Markets, and will be delivering fresh fruits and vegetables directly to families and individuals in underserved areas in Scarborough and Etobicoke.

In partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation and with the support of our generous Farm to Food Bank partners, the goal is to facilitate low-income communities’ right to food, by providing a low-barrier way for TCHC residents to access fresh, healthy produce at their front door.

This past weekend, close to 300 families (1,147 individuals) were able to pick out the food they needed in a farmer’s market setting that included a beautiful bounty of fresh citrus, crunchy peppers, hearty potatoes, juicy tomatoes and so much more!

In addition to the distribution of fresh, healthy food, Daily Bread’s Summer Produce Markets will provide access for individuals who may be facing other challenges as well, such as mobility issues, isolation, mental health challenges, dietary restrictions, or those who are simply unable to afford public transportation and have limited access to grocery stores and food banks.

Thank you to our amazing volunteers for helping us to distribute 14,000 lbs of summer freshness this past weekend! And of course, to our Farm to Food Bank partners for their support in making this important initiative a possibility. Click here for all the highlights.

We are always grateful for the support of our donors and supporters. If you would like to make a donation to help families in need across the city, please click here.

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