Helping People, Changing Lives


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!

What Do We Need?

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

How Donations Are Used

Your generosity goes straight to those that need it most. The in-kind food donations you make are distributed to your neighbours through the food bank. Monetary donations then allow us to go out and purchase any food items we may need to supplement for the week and to pay the part-time staff who support our volunteer work force. 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.


The Cornerstone Studio

Each November, our neighbours at Cornerstone Fitness hosted their annual 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.

participants at the first annual no-lo beer fest raised funds for Nourish

No-Lo Beer Fest

On Saturday Jan 20, 2024 The Only Cafe worked with 15 local breweries to host the first ever Toronto No-Lo Beer Fest. Over 300 people tried out a great selection of local beers containing little or no alcohol - and help raise much needed funds for Nourish East End and our clients. Thanks to Steve, Alice and all of the breweries and attendees. We had a great time and appreciate your support of our neighbours!

COBS employee posing at the bakery with the Dough-Nation Day banner

COBS The Beach Bakery

COBS The Beach Bakery is an outstanding supporter of Nourish East End. Each week they provide a large donation of bread for our clients (as do other local bakeries including COBS on the Danforth and Blackbird Bakery) but they are also a huge fundraising partner. In the spring of 2024 (and 2023) we were their Dough-Nation Day partner with a portion of sales from their hot crossed buns going to support Nourish clients. This summer they are partnering with us again with a weekly BBQ on Saturdays (noon - 3 pm) at their 1975 Danforth location. Staff by volunteer BBQers from Nourish, all food is provide by COBS - and all proceeds go to support Nourish Clients!

Left Field Brewery displaying some of their products at the recent beer fest event.

Left Field Brewery

For the last two years, Left Field Brewery, a locally owned business in our neighbourhood, has support Nourish through their Beer for Everybody Campaign where 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. Left Field continues to be a valued community partner for Nourish and an outstanding supporter of food justice in our community. They were one of our top three fundraising partners last year. Thank you Left Field!

Thank You To Our
Community Partners!

Glory Hole Donuts