2017 One Can CAN! Food Drive

 

Did you know that 16% of children, and 41% of adults in Toronto go hungry at least once per week?  

As part of the Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre’s ongoing dedication to reducing the levels of hunger due to poverty in our local community, we running a Fall Food Drive in local schools & businesses; "One Can....CAN!'.

Our Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre is a Daily Bread Food Bank member agency and we have been operating in the local area for over 40 years.   In 2016, we assisted over 25,000 people access much-needed food, and our statistics show that nearly 1/3 of those helped were local children, much higher than average GTA levels.

Many schools have previously participated in Food Drives to help our agency, either independently or as part of the Me to We program run for school aged children by the Canadian ‘Free the Children’ charity, with great results. We have also established 20 local pick up points in the neighbourhood.

We will collect donations at these local sites on a weekly basis during the month of October. Click here for  a list of collection sites!

Our Food Access staff member, Francois Sealy will be visiting schools in November/December 2017 to talk to groups about what a big difference you make to the lives of local community members by participating in this food drive.  Francois has visited several schools in the past year, helping local teachers facilitate important discussions with students about poverty and hunger.

 If you wish to be involved, want more information about Eastview or our twice-weekly Food Bank service, please don’t hesitate to visit our website at www.eastviewcentre.com ,  email Fiona Devine at fionadevine@eastviewcentre.com, or call us at 416 392 1750, ext 303.

Our Community’s most needed items are:

  • Kids Snacks (granola bars, fruit cups etc)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal / Granola (whole grain / low sugar is better)
  • Cans of Soup / Stew
  • Canned Fish & Meat
  • Canned Fruit & Vegetables
  • Dry Rice, Grains, Lentils and Beans
  • Dried Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Baby Food, Formula and Diapers

 

 

 THANK YOU SO MUCH.

 

Please note that Eastview is a


86 Blake Street, Toronto, Ontario M4J 3C9
Tel: 416.392.1750 Fax: 416.392.1175
contact@eastviewcentre.com
Hours of Operation:
9am – 9pm Monday to Friday
9am – 4pm Saturday
Sundays Closed May – September
Sundays Open 12 – 4 pm October – April

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