As a small not-for-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our donors to grow our food programming initiatives. Your dollar donations go a long way in filling our free food market with needed & requested items. To donate towards helping Nourish East End reduce the impacts of food insecurity in our communities, please click on the Canada helps button to be directed to our donation page. All donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. Thank you!
Whether you have extra shelf-stable items from your own household, or are looking to become a community partner, we are grateful for food donations. In-kind donations can be dropped off Mondays between 8-11am & Wednesdays 8-4pm at 1470 Gerrard Street East (Glen Rhodes campus). Alternate times can be accommodated for larger donations – just send us an email! A notice by email that you will be dropping your donation will help us keep an eye out for it!
Canned foods such as soups, Alphagetti, Beefaroni, etc (cans with pull-off lids are particularly useful)
Pasta sauces/prepared tomato sauces
Tea, instant coffee or other instant hot drinks
Dried noodle soups (icihiban style) – any variety or flavour
Condiments: ketchup, mustards, relish, mayo, tahini, salad dressings, oils, vinegars, spices and seasonings.
Cold breakfast cereals, oatmeal or dried lentils
Spreads: Jams, jellies, marmalades, cheez whiz, nut butters
Mac & Cheese: any brand, any size
Snacks: granola bars, cookies, crackers, chips etc.
Toiletries: soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper
Other: egg cartons, clean reusable shopping bags
Your generosity goes straight to those that need it most. The in-kind food donations you make go directly to our weekly free food market. Monetary donations then allow us to go out and purchase any food items we may need to supplement for the week. Since the needs of our recipients vary and evolve, we want to ensure our inventory always reflects the cultural and dietary needs of every individual who accesses our programs. With your generosity, we are able to purposefully curate an inventory of food that is accessible to everyone.
On Sunday November 20th, 2022 our neighbours at Cornerstone Fitness hosted their first ever fitness-a-thon in support of Nourish East End! To participate, all attendees were kindly asked to bring in food donations, or make a monetary donation that would go straight to supporting our free-food market program. It was amazing to see friends and families come together to sweat it out in support of Nourish! We want to say a big thank-you to the entire Cornerstone community for all of the money and food they were able to raise and collect. These donations give us the ability to fill our free food market with highly requested and needed items, that go directly to those who need them the most. We also want to give a big shout out to the biggest fundraising contributors Navid, Samuel, Kathryn, and Jody!
Every week Nourish East End assesses the items our clients need the most. Given the rising cost of groceries, and cost of living in general, we understand more than ever the importance of acknowledging our clients' needs. Thanks to the support from The Meeting House (Toronto East), we have been able to purchase large quantities of two items we have been in extreme short supply of. With their generous donation, we were able to purchase over 2616 cans for our free food markets. The cans are a combination of pasta sauces and various flavours of soup - highly requested items from our clients. Thank you again to The Meeting House for your ongoing support, we greatly value and appreciate your involvement in our community.
Roden Public School, a K-8 school in the Gerrard Coxwell neighbourhood organized a very successful Thanksgiving food drive for Nourish East End. Over the past two weeks, families from across the school donated breakfast foods, snacks and many other things from our most needed items list. Teacher/food drive organizer, Pauline Vacrinos, and other teachers across the school talked with their students about food needs in our community and smiling parent volunteers, Leah, Breiffini, and Arlene, dropped everything off at our Wednesday Free Food Market. A big thanks to Roden PS for their support during the Thanksgiving season!
This past September Left Field Brewery, a small, locally owned business just down the street from our Glen Rhodes Campus, launched a month-long campaign/fundraiser in support of Nourish East End. 100% of the proceeds made from their apparel sales, and 50 cents from every pour of their Tap Room draught, went directly to supporting Nourish East End. The team at Left Field Brewery led this campaign with so much passion & dedication, and they were able to raise over $2700 for our programs! Thank you Left Field Brewery for all of the work you put into this campaign, and for giving back to our community this month!