Community ProgramsHunger

Rabba Roots Community Program supports Second Harvest on quest to combat food waste

MISSISSAUGA, ON–Rabba Fine Foods, the Greater Toronto Area’s local 24-hour marketplace, announced an official partnership with Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization and leader in food recovery and redistribution. Rabba Fine Foods will be collaborating with Second Harvest by collecting grocery essentials and redirecting it to people in need, …

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Corporate PhilanthropyHunger

CAILEY HEAPS, CEO OF HEAPS ESTRIN TEAM, JOINS COMMUNITY FOOD CENTRES CANADA

DECEMBER 11, 2023–In support of Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC), Cailey Heaps, CEO and President of Heaps Estrin Team, has stepped up to join a cohort of donors who believe in “trust-based philanthropy” during a time of economic uncertainty that is causing significant stress for one of the country’s vital …

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CharitiesHungerMarket Research

Food Banks Canada’s landmark Canada-wide Poverty Report Cards highlight deepening food insecurity, failures from governments

Report grades each province and territory; sets out measurable poverty reduction road map OTTAWA, ON—Poverty in Canada is entrenched, deepening, and impacting low-income and vulnerable people in every region of the country according to Food Banks Canada’s inaugural release of the Poverty Report Cards, which call for much-needed action from …

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Fundraising EventsHomelessnessHunger

One-Day event mobilizes 400 people to help Toronto homeless

Danny, a 13-year-old volunteer, sat at one of a handful of tables on the lower floor of Holy Blossom Temple, sandwiched between his father and older brother, cutting fringes into a large swath of felt that that the trio were transforming into a blanket for someone living on the street. …

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Family FoundationsHunger

$7.5 million gift from The Slaight Family Foundation targets food insecurity

5.8 million Canadians, including 1.4 million children, experience food insecurity; 1.99 million visits to food banks in Toronto with demand projected to surpass two million for visits by the end of 2022; After rent and utilities are paid, food bank clients have on average $8.01 left per person, per day, …

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