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.
Many of you have been asking us how you can help and we have added a Community Meal option. You can purchase one or more meal packages for an at-risk person in the community. We will make and deliver these meals at cost.
Currently we are raising funds to cook for the following group:
There’s always been a strong bond between good food and strong women in Hanna’s Salazar upbringing. During this pandemic it most definitely felt like those two elements were missing.
Hanna created Virtude’s Kitchen, a fundraiser that sprouted in order to feed women within shelters fuelled by Toronto local restaurants. Our first campaign will be featuring the Goods Restaurant and YWCA Toronto, a shelter that offers women a chance.
With sponsorship from Best Next Steps, a product consultancy helping underrepresented founders develop their tech products from idea to market, we plan to deliver half of our 125 meals goal to three YWCA shelters: 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter, Arise Shelter, Women’s Shelter.
With a community effort we can raise the other half of the funds needed! You can help by adding a Community Meal to your cart below.
Here are a few of ongoing community partners the Goods feeds 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