Holiday Giving

Supporting a strong, healthy, resilient community

The Stop Community Food Centre uses good food to bring people together in Toronto’s West end.

Every year, more than 20,000 people come to us to eat a healthy meal, grow food, cook together, share resources, or speak up against the root causes of poverty.

Donate to our work

Ways to Support This Holiday Season

Are you passionate about The Stop’s work and mission? Here’s how you can help:

  • Make a donation. Almost 90% of our funding comes from donors like you!
  • Host a fundraising event or promotion. Connect with friends, family, customers, or co-workers while raising awareness and funds for The Stop’s community-building programs. Run a business? Donate a portion of your proceeds to support good food for all!
  • Support the companies supporting The Stop. We’re so grateful for all the generous people and organizations that are supporting The Stop this holiday season. Return the love by taking part in their festive events and promotions.
  • Organize a food drive. We welcome food donations that are fresh, wholesome, nutritious, and rich in the kinds of good ingredients you would want in your own home.

Our Impact During COVID

63,000

Tasty, nutritious, and culturally appropriate meals cooked and served

7,200

Long-lasting food bank hampers distributed to our community

52

Pregnant mothers experiencing isolation who took part in our Healthy Beginnings Program

720

Hours our Community Advocates spent on the telephone hotline connecting their peers to resources

2,312

Seedlings grown in our greenhouse, then given to 27 other food groups across the city

Stories from The Stop

Meet the staff, volunteers, and community members behind our work.