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Will you help us serve the next 10,000?

Providing front-line services during a global crisis hasn’t been easy.

But from day one, The Stop remained committed to holding up our community throughout COVID-19. And so have our supporters, both long-time and new, who believe in the importance of this work. Thank you.

The Stop has quickly adapted our programs so we can keep meeting our community’s needs safely. Sadly, these needs are continuing to grow.

The Toronto Foundation’s Fall Out Report recently found that people earning less than $30,000 were 5.3 times more likely to be affected by COVID than those earning above $150,000. Many people with lower incomes are essential workers, unable to self-isolate, and forced to work on-site and in close proximity to others.

One of the communities we work in, Davenport West, has a median after-tax income of just $27,338 per year. Every day, people in our community are making the impossible choice of paying rent and sheltering themselves through the winter, or buying enough food to eat.

The communities we serve are most at risk of being impacted by COVID-19’s economic and health threats. Organizations like ours ensure that those in need are provided with critical access to emergency food.

Can you help us with $25, $40, or even $50 right now to support our efforts?

While many food banks and services closed at the beginning of the pandemic, we remained open and kept up with increased demand of our services. Since April 2020, we have provided 50,000 meals to community members, and are projecting to serve 10,000 more than we do in a regular year.

The need is high, and we count on dedicated supporters like you to help us meet it. We could not have done it without your help, and we need you to stand with us again against food insecurity for the next 10,000 meals.  

We’re aiming to raise $50,000 to provide the next 10,000 meals and more!

Will you help us provide the next 10,000 meals?
From all of us at The Stop, thank you for your support.

Winsome Miller
Director, Programs and Operations
The Stop Community Food Centre