A Note About Food Program Closures:  There have been a number of food bank closures in the city. At this time, Daily Bread Food Bank is entering into a partnership to bring on approximately 12 new food bank distribution centres. This will happen over two phases, in approximately two weeks. Following the launch of these food banks, Daily Bread may strategically select additional locations to match the need.
Daily Bread | COVID19 Announcements

Returning to a New Normal: Our Economic Recovery Must Address Poverty and Inequity

June 16, 2020

During COVID-19, we have been fortunate to see an outpouring of support from donors and volunteers as well as support from the wider sector in community and government. Now, as we reopen the economy, this social solidarity and problem-solving must carry forward to be at the core of our recovery. Our reliance on essential workers must not only be celebrated but properly recognized in the rebuilding of a stronger, more resilient Canada.

As the first steps toward recovery are taken, risks will continue to be disproportionately felt—and sacrifices made—by our essential workers and most vulnerable populations. COVID-19 has followed patterns of inequality that were already deeply ingrained within our communities and institutions.

Our 2019 Who’s Hungry report demonstrated that racialized communities were over-represented among respondents, as were immigrants and people with disabilities. Many of these disabilities leave clients more vulnerable to COVID-19. With a median income of about $800 per month, it can be difficult for food bank clients to stay home, putting them at greater risk of infection.

While emergency responses like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), eviction freezes, and utilities deferrals have helped to prevent further economic fallout, vulnerability remains high. We must extend these emergency responses well into the recovery, both to protect Canadians from new outbreaks and to ease them into a fully reactivated workforce.

With emergency protections in place, now is the time to fix the cracks in our system and invest in the needs of everyday Canadians. An economic recovery centred on income security, housing, and public services will create a wider economic base and more resilient communities.

This is Canada’s opportunity to rally around all our essential and frontline workers, and to recognize the sacrifices disproportionately borne by our marginalized communities.

The moment demands it: across the country, people have stepped up to help their families, their neighbours, and their wider communities. Let’s harness this social solidarity and build for a future we all believe in.

To see our full recommendations urging federal leadership during the economic recovery, click here.

Read Full Post

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 from your favourite grocery store and have 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.

If you need food support, click here.

Past Announcements

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

'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… 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