What allergen-free items should I drop off?

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While all donations of non-perishable allergen-free foods are welcome, these are at the top of the list: 

Shelf-stable, plant-based milk alternatives (almond, soy, oat) 

Nut-free and/or Gluten-free snacks for children 

Gluten-free pasta 

Gluten-free whole grains and flour (quinoa; buckwheat, oat) 

Gluten-free cereals  

Nut and seed butter (almond; soy; cashew; sunflower) 

Who does the Daily Bread Food Bank help?

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Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest have released the annual Who’s Hungry report, a profile of hunger in Toronto.

The report reveals that there were 1.45 million visits to Toronto food banks last year, the highest number of visits ever recorded in Toronto. This represents a 47% increase compared to the previous year and is 1.5 times higher than the previous record set in 2010 at the peak of the 2008 recession.

For the first time, new clients outnumbered existing clients at food banks with a 61% increase compared to the year prior.

While pandemic restrictions are easing and the economy is re-opening, there are many people in Toronto still living in a state of crisis.

The report provides a clear call to action to all levels of government to respond to the urgent community needs created by COVID-19 and to build greater resiliency through decent work, affordable housing, and strong social safety net.

How can I help?

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You can help keep the pantry stocked by directly donating some of their most-needed items, running an allergen-free food drive or by leveraging your network to introduce the Daily Bread Food Bank to potential corporate donors.
Everything you need to know is right here: Ways To Give

Can I donate food online / remotely?

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Yes! You can place and order for a selection of allergen-free foods online through your favourite grocer and have your donation delivered directly to:
Allergen-Free Pantry
c/o New Toronto Street Food Bank
191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M8V 2E7.

Are there other allergen-free drop off points?

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Yes there are! You can drop off ALLERGEN-FREE food at any of the following locations:

New Toronto Street Food Bank

191 New Toronto Street
Weekdays: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Entre though the Welcome Centre at Gate 1

Hype Food Co. – Leslieville

1060 Gerrard Street East (at Jones Avenue)
Wed-Thu: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am-3:00 pm

The Bread Essentials

406 Royal York Rd
Tue-Fri: 10am-6pm
Saturdays: 10am-5pm

Where can I learn more about the Daily Bread Food Bank?

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Daily Bread Food Bank:

Daily Bread Food Bank Allergen-Free Pantry Web Page:

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