North York Harvest Food Bank
If you are in need of emergency food support please call the North York Harvest Food Bank referral line at 416-635-7771 for information about your local food bank. If you would like to support North York Harvest Food Bank with a donation in this time of need, please click here.
Food Deliveries for Seniors and Vulnerable Populations
Beginning April 7, the city along with Red Cross, will provide food hamper delivery to seniors and others in need who are unable to leave their homes to access food. This service is made available for qualifying seniors and others that are in self-isolation and do not have alternative access to food through family, friends, or other food delivery services, and are not receiving assistance from another community food program. The Red Cross will be accepting calls at 1-833-204-9952 for those who require this service.
Meal Programs in York South-Weston
- Frontlines' Catering Program is offering free take-out meals for families in need. You must register to make an appointment. Click here to donate to Frontlines.
- Weston-King Neighbourhood Centre offers free take-out meals most days of the week. Call ahead for details: 416-241-9898
- Mount Dennis Neighbourhood Centre offers free take-out meals on the weekend. Call ahead for details: 416-241-9898
- Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre offers daily a meal program. Call ahead for details: (416) 766-4634
Grocery Gift Cards from the TDSB
If your child was attending Cordella, H J Alexander or Maple Leaf Public Schools before the COVID-19 emergency, you may be eligible for a $50 gift card for groceries. You can register online here.
These are the schools from York South-Weston identified for Phase 1 – as more funds are secured, additional schools will be added to the list. Each family from these schools are eligible for a $50 card per TDSB child. Once families have registered online, grocery cards will be mailed directly to the address they provide. The TDSB recognizes that completing the registration form may be challenging for some, and, for those without internet, impossible. We need your help to support our communities in this initiative and help ensure they are able to access these cards. If you are completing the form FOR a family, please use this link.
Pet Food Assistance
Toronto Animal Services is offering advice and financial assistance to pet owners who are experiencing hardship and struggling to care and provide necessities for their pets due to COVID-19. Learn more here.