FoodShare was founded in 1985 by then Mayor of Toronto, Art Eggleton, and others concerned about the growth of hunger and food banks that had taken place in the wake of the recession of the early 1980’s. FoodShare’s original mandate was to co-ordinate emergency food services, and to collect and distribute food. The Hunger Hotline was established as a volunteer-run referral service for people seeking these services in their neighborhood. Another key part of FoodShare’s mandate was to advocate for policies that would ensure adequate employment, and the income necessary to enable all people to meet their basic needs.
Office Phone: 416-363-6441 ext 221
Address: 90 Croatia St, Toronto, ON, M6H 1K9 (Dufferin and Bloor)
Hours: Mon-Friday 9-5
Languages of service: English ; French, Spanish and other languages may be spoken depending on staff availability
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible: call for details
Service description: Works with communities to improve access to affordable and healthy food, from field to table