Daily Bread Food Bank

Social Service


Founded in 1983, Daily Bread Food Bank has grown to become one of Canada’s largest food banks distributing fresh and shelf-stable food, and fresh-cooked meals to 189 food programs through 126 member agencies across Toronto. 

Through its research and advocacy, Daily Bread has become a key thought leader locally, provincially, and nationally on issues about hunger, life on low income, housing, and income security. Daily Bread’s annual Who’s Hungry Report is the go-to resource for media, government, and the non-profit sector, combining solid data and analysis about poverty in Toronto. 

At Daily Bread, we believe that access to food is a basic human right, not a privilege and that no one should go hungry or face barriers to accessing food.  

We are more than a food bank.  When you support Daily Bread, you:

  • enable the distribution of over 18 million lbs. fresh and shelf-stable food through 189 food and meal programs across the city.
  • ensure that hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables are diverted from landfill and get into the hands of people who need it most.
  • help to build the capacity and resilience of a network of 126 member agencies so they can continue delivering vital food security programs.
  • facilitate access to information and referral services to clients who would benefit from resources relating to housing, employment, healthcare, and more, and empowering them to access meaningful and sustainable pathways out of poverty.
  • support the preparation and delivery of fresh-cooked meals to unhoused neighbours, those living in isolation, or who don’t have the means to prepare foods at their homes.
  • fund research to help inform poverty reduction policy recommendations and advocating for impactful, long-term systemic change. 

Daily Bread is proud to be a Charity Intelligence 2020 Top 100 Rated Charity and is accredited by Imagine Canada.

Our Impact

Since COVID-19 hit Toronto in March 2020, Daily Bread Food Bank has had a singular focus: to ensure safe and uninterrupted food delivery to everyone experiencing food insecurity in our city.

Our neighbours are turning to food banks at an unprecedented rate.  Food bank visits reached a record breaking high of 215,848 in February 2023, and demand is still rising. As poverty rates soar and the hunger crisis worsens in Toronto, your support will help ensure that some of our city’s most vulnerable – including nearly 1 in 3 food bank clients who are children – can access the nutritious food they need to be healthy.  

If current usage rates continue, it is projected that Toronto food banks will see 2 million in 2023.

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Daily Bread Food Bank

Charity Number

11888 1549 RR0001

How your gift will be used

After taking care of your loved ones, your decision to leave a gift in your Will to Daily Bread Food Bank is an exceptional way to show your commitment to your neighbours and the community you love so much.  

Making a future gift to Daily Bread Food Bank means you acknowledge the deep-rooted issues of poverty and food insecurity that impact your community today and shows that you care about the issues your neighbours – perhaps even friends – may face tomorrow. 

A gift in your Will allows you to leave a larger gift than might be possible during your lifetime. Your legacy will be to: 

  • maintain safe and uninterrupted food delivery to an ever-increasing number of people facing food insecurity.  
  • help identify, quantity, and amplify the voices of those experiencing food insecurity. 
  • help advance policy solutions to end poverty and food insecurity. 

Contact Andrew Clendinneng at aclendinneng@dailybread.ca to learn more about what you can help make possible. 

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