Farm to Food Bank Program
Daily Bread’s Farm to Food Bank program engages a network of farms across Ontario in a partnership to provide people in-need with local produce. These farms help Daily Bread supply fresh, nutritious food to food-insecure communities. Access to more than 25 types of fresh fruits and vegetables is possible because of our generous farmers.
We’ve designed our Farm to Food Bank program to make it easy for local farmers to donate produce. Participating farmers have access to food bank resources and can call upon Daily Bread to pick up donated produce at anytime. Donations can be arranged as weekly pick-ups on a designated day or on an as-needed basis.
Once the produce is in our care, we mobilize our team to sort and distribute it as quickly as possible to our 200 food programs across the Greater Toronto Area. Daily Bread’s kitchen can also turn the surplus produce into beautiful soups and casseroles for all our participating meal programs to enjoy.
We are proud to work with farms to help divert naturally imperfect produce that would otherwise end up in landfills – and we are looking to build more partnerships!
Would you like to partner with Daily Bread? Email Alex Solesa or call 416-203-0050 ext. 447.
Daily Bread gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Walmart Foundation and Walmart Canada for our Farm to Food Bank Program.
WE LOVE OUR DONORS
“Donating seconds is better than composting un-sellable, but perfectly edible produce. It’s a win-win partnership.”
– Tony Tomizza, Dominion Farm Produce