North York Harvest Food Bank community members, volunteers, and staff outside food space

North York Harvest Food Bank

Social Service


North York Harvest Food Bank is the primary food bank for north Toronto.

Our community is the heart of what we do. Through collaborative efforts we not only provide dignified emergency food access to nearly 300,000 neighbours, but also lay the groundwork for long-term change. We aim to do more than alleviate hunger; we’re building self-sustaining, equitable, and empowered communities.

Our Vision:  A community where all members are able to meet their food needs.

Our Mission:  To engage our community in meeting the food needs of northern Toronto by providing dignified food assistance, education, focused advocacy, and long-term food solutions.

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Our Impact

In the last year, we served over 300,000 in our network and 1/4 of the people visiting are children. Visits from seniors are also growing in number, making them our fastest growing demographic.

Your generosity helps:

  • Children and Youth
  • Parents, who often put the needs of their children first
  • Seniors, the biggest jump among all food bank users
  • Community members that have recently lost their job
  • People living with disabilities
  • Individuals who may only need assistance a few times each year, to make it through difficult periods

Beyond meeting the food needs of our neighbours, we’re also leveraging our specific capabilities to support non-profit organizations all over Toronto with their food procurement, warehousing and delivery needs.

Through FoodReach, a social enterprise project of North York Harvest Food Bank, we are combatting the rising cost of food and high grocery store markups by offering affordable and convenient access to wholesale-priced produce, dairy, and bread to daycare centres, schools, shelters and other community agencies.

See what your legacy could be

Talk to North York Harvest Food Bank about a legacy gift

Legal Name

North York Harvest Food Bank

Charity Number

11906 2495 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Through your legacy gift you will have a lasting impact on our community by supporting the lives of individuals and families who come to North York Harvest.

Rooted in the communities we serve, North York Harvest addresses the immediate and vital need for emergency food support, while also advocating for long-term solutions and working to address the root causes of poverty – the true source of food insecurity in our city.

By designating a gift in your will, North York Harvest has the additional resources required to cultivate a sustainable future, one that builds capacity and extends beyond emergency food support. This is your opportunity to assist struggling  families in a meaningful way, and help build a brighter future for everyone. In this way, you will be joining with other supporters who have helped secure the financial future  of North York Harvest and the network of community agencies our organization continues to serve.

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