Today, the 28th of November, is Giving Tuesday. All donations made to The Stop will be doubled thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, up to $40,000. For a small organization like us, that will make a huge impact – and we need your help to reach our goal.
Each year at The Stop, we serve over 80,000 healthy, culturally appropriate meals to our neighbours. Here, a good meal does more than just relieve hunger—it provides a welcoming environment to connect with each other, relax, and experience joy. The weight of the world isn’t so heavy when you have a seat at the table.
But this year, food inflation is forcing more people to need our programs as our costs spiral. We’ve seen the figures, and we’re spending thousands of dollars more a month on food supplies alone compared to last year. In February 2023 it cost us $60 to produce a food hamper—and that same hamper in September cost us $85. At the same time, our West Toronto community is getting pushed further and further to the brink, and we want to make sure no-one goes hungry.
That’s why a gift to The Stop has never been more important. If you can, we’re asking you to make a contribution to help us reach our $40,000 Giving Tuesday goal. The impact of your donation will be doubled at no extra cost to you and help us keep up with the need for good food in our community.
This winter, help us give everyone in our community a seat at the table. Thank you for your support.
If you want to make a contribution in another way, we welcome your ideas. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.