COVID FOOD BANK SERVICES

In order to ensure safety of all, we have adjusted our Food Bank services to the following during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

The Food Bank has returned to pick up by appointment only once every 2 weeks.

Days of Operation: Tuesday – Friday; 10:00am –  12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Nutritious Food Bags are available by family size, once every 2 weeks by appointment. Please call 416 929 9614 x 3200 to book an appointment.

Staff available to assist with hygiene supplies and baby items (if available)

If you’re new to the YSM Food Bank:

Please register to make an appointment with reception by phone: 416 929 9614 x 3200

When you come to your appointment to register, please bring:

  1. Photo ID for you and anyone whom you live with that you want to include on your profile
  2. Documentation of your most recent monthly income
  3. Proof of address
    You will be able to access the food bank during your registration appointment.

Our food bank provides 3 to 5 days’ worth of staples such at fruit, vegetables, milk, eggs, bread, meat and non-perishables based on the needs, diet and preferences of you and your family. We provide a grocery store style shopping experience with volunteers to guide and help you.

270 Gerrard St. E.

Hours:
Tuesday: 9:45 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday: 9:45 AM – 4:00 PM

416-929-9324 x 3200

Catchment Area & Qualification:
To qualify for YSM’s Food Bank you must live within our catchment area which is south of Bloor St., east of Yonge St. and west of Don Valley Parkway.

YSM Food Bank catchment area map

Book an Appointment:
All Food Bank visits are by appointment only, which means that you will shop at your appointment time, without waiting, and that the food bank will be stocked and ready.
To make an appointment call 416-929-9324 x 3200 or talk to reception at the Davis Centre, 270 Gerrard St. E.
If you have an emergency, ask for food box availability.

What to Expect:
On your first visit, please bring the following items:

  • Your appointment slip
  • Government issued ID for yourself and any other individuals in your household you would like to include on your profile
  • Proof of address
  • Documentation of your most recent monthly income
  • Grocery bags and/or carts

You will be able to access the food bank during your registration appointment and will be given appointment times that fit your schedule every two weeks.

During your appointments you will be guided through the food bank by volunteers who can help you select items based on the diet and preferences of you and your family.

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