Daily Bread Blog - Client Stories

Food or Medication: A Choice Some Must Make

April 6, 2023

We recently sounded the alarm that Toronto food banks saw nearly 270,000 client visits in March, an astonishing number that’s about four times pre-pandemic averages. With… Read More


Elena's Story: Surviving on ODSP 

March 8, 2023

Elena owned a successful sales agency when illness stripped her of her ability to work. Like many food bank clients, she now survives on the limited income provided by the Ontario Disability Support Program. Read More


New Report: "If I Had $100, I'd Buy a New Book"

January 17, 2023

The province created the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) in order to provide income support to Ontarians with disabilities in financial need. Yet it’s been well established through Daily Bread… Read More


A New Start for Stephanie

January 12, 2023

Food Banks offer more than the ability to put food on the table, for many, they offer freedom and security. For those contemplating leaving an abusive relationship, knowing they can… Read More


Help Families Like Grace's this Holiday Season

November 17, 2022

The holiday season is almost here, and while many are choosing perfect gifts for loved ones, deciding what to serve at celebrations with friends, and planning special meals with family,… Read More


Survey: Food Bank Clients Face Disproportionate Barriers in Home Cooling

October 11, 2022

Daily Bread's recent Click/Hear survey shows reduced access to home cooling results in increased heat related deaths among food bank clients. Read More


Daily Bread Partners with Food Bank Clients to Beat Poverty

September 20, 2022

Introducing Click/Hear, a new platform to gather and provide insights on the topics that have deep impact on the daily lives of our clients. Read More


John Never Thought He Would Need a Food Bank

September 16, 2022

Many of our clients, like John, come to the food bank due to circumstances outside their control. Compounding factors like rising rents and the ballooning cost of groceries means an… Read More


Accessing a Food Bank for the First Time: What You Need to Know

June 13, 2022

Accessing a food bank for the first time can be very daunting. Not knowing what to expect or even where to start can stand in the way of people accessing… Read More