When the Goods was launched, our founding philosophy was that food has the power to make change. We build communities, cultures, and relationships around it. When we have access to nourishing foods, we thrive.
We have been deeply moved by the groundswell of energy in the community to raise funds and feed our neighbours who need it the most.
**ONGOING 2021 FUNDRAISING** When you donate one (or more) $10 Community Meals, we'll match your donation. That means for every Community Meal you purchase, we'll make two meals and deliver them. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed, thank you.
Currently we are raising funds to cook for the following group:
Our ongoing campaign will be focused raising food funds for the YWCA Toronto, a shelter that offers women a chance.
We plan to deliver 115 meals to the YWCA shelters on a monthly bases.
With a community effort we can raise the funds needed! You can help by adding a Community Meal to your cart below.
***As of March 8 2021 we'll have made and delivered 545 meals at cost to the YWCA three shelters.***
Here are a few past community partners the Goods was able to feed thanks to donation:
L'Arche communities house people with intellectual disabilities, who are especially vulnerable right now in the face of this pandemic. Their resources have been drastically reduced and personal care workers are being stretched to the max. The goal is to reduce the amount of time the Personal Care Workers are spending at the grocery store, limiting exposure to their core members and allowing them to keep doing their noble work.
If you aren't familiar with Dixon Hall, they are a multi-service agency that has been supporting marginalized and isolated people in downtown east Toronto since 1929. They typically provide 2 community meals per week, helping to support those who are homeless, precariously-housed and / or facing food security challenges. In light of Covid-19, Dixon Hall is increasing support for Toronto’s most vulnerable by increasing the number of meals per week from 2 to 5 and we are so proud to be a partner in that
In My Scrubs
This local Roncesvalles neighbourhood initiative to feed Front Line workers sprung into action when the pandemic hit. They raised funds within the community and used it to order food from local restaurants, who in turn offered a discount in appreciation. Thanks to organizers @nreeve and @jpersof, we were able to make 480 meals for local Front Line workers. Pretty smart way to feed the community through supporting local businesses.
We are always looking for new Community Partners. If you or someone you know are in need of fresh food donations and could use some support please reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org