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1884 Davenport

Our main location helps people meet their immediate needs with dignified and respectful community programs and services—all centered around fresh, nutritious, and nourishing food.

Food Bank

Our Food Bank provides a three-day supply of food, once per month, to individuals and families who live in our catchment area. ID with name and address is required to register.

Through creative partnerships and the support of our donors, our hampers always feature fresh produce, milk, eggs, and whole grains. Hampers highlight a seasonal vegetable—our Food of the Month—and give examples on cooking it with food demos and recipes.

  • Mondays and Fridays, 12pm3pm
  • Contact the Food Bank at 416-652-7867 ext. 245 or foodbank@thestop.org

Drop-in

**TAKEAWAY SERVICE ONLY DUE TO COVID-19**

Our Drop-in is a safe and welcoming places where anyone, regardless of where they live, can enjoy nutritious food, meet others, and access information on social issues and community resources.

We provide a healthy breakfast and lunch four days a week, plus a weekly ID clinic, nutrition counseling, and housing, legal, and settlement services. We also offer workshops on tenants’ and employment rights, movie screenings and arts & crafts, and demonstrations on how to make low-cost, healthy, and delicious meals.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9am3pm.
  • Breakfast 9am10am, lunch 12pm1pm.
  • Contact the Drop-In at 416-652-7867 ext. 245 or dropin@thestop.org

Community Kitchens

**CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19**

Community cooking brings people together to learn, cook, and share nutritious, culturally-diverse, and inexpensive meals. We offer a range of cooking groups, all designed to build food skills, reduce social isolation, and increase access to healthy food, while connecting people to other resources. No registration required, just drop in!

  • Men’s Cooking Group (Mondays, 2:30pm5:30pm)
  • Sabor Latino (1st and 3rd Thursday of each month; 3:30pm7:30pm)
  • Just a Pinch of Soul (2nd and 4th Thursday of each month; 3pm6:30pm)

Contact Hussein at 416-652-7867 ext. 238 or hussein@thestop.org.

Community Advocacy Program

The Community Advocacy Program empowers people experiencing poverty and marginalization to challenge chronic income and food insecurity by building stronger community support networks, raising political consciousness, and taking direct action.

The Community Advocacy Office is a peer-run project where trained advocates provide information, referrals, and general assistance to fellow community members. All services are strictly confidential.

  • 1884 Davenport: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11am3pm.
  • The Stop’s Wychwood Open Door: Wednesdays, 9am2pm.

COMMUNITY ACTION TRAINING IS **CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19**

Community Action Training is a two-part course, each with six weekly sessions, focusing on both individual and systemic action. All Community Advocates are required to complete the training program.

Contact Joanna at 416-652-7867 ext. 235 or joanna.p@thestop.org.

Financial Empowerment and Economic Justice

Financial empowerment is an approach to poverty reduction that focuses on improving the financial security of low-income people.

Click to view the flyer for our Financial Empowerment Programming here.

Financial Empowerment Counselling

We offer one-on-one financial counselling for low-income clients. Our team can assist with:

  • Accessing government benefits
  • Banking services
  • Budgeting
  • Debt and credit management
  • General financial questions

Please contact our Financial Empowerment Coordinator, Alejandra Hoyos Moncada, at alejandra@thestop.org or 647 652 7867 ext. 237 to book an appointment. 

Free Tax Clinic
We will be launching our 2022 Tax Clinic from March 1st to end of April however, we will be doing taxes thorough the year.

Our free tax clinic is a program where different volunteers participate who offer their tax knowledge to help people file their tax returns. This service is offered to qualifying low-income taxpayers and runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays from 10am – 2pm by appointment only. Please contact our Community Tax Clinic Support Worker Delmy Cruz-Rogel to book an appointment at delmy@thestop.org or 647-410-3770. 

Click here to view the flyer for our tax clinic in English and in Spanish.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must live in our catchment area*, or
  • You have an agency referral, or
  • You are currently registered in any of The Stop’s programs.
  • Your household is low income:
    • Individual $35,000 or less/year
    • Couples $45,000 or less/year
      • With children $47.500 or less/year

*Our catchment area is as follows:

  • North of Bloor St. W.
  • South of St. Clair Ave. W.
  • East of Runnymede Rd.
  • West of Dovercourt Rd./Oakwood Ave.

Please contact our Community Tax Clinic Support Worker Delmy Cruz-Rogel to book an appointment at delmy@thestop.org or 647-410-3770. 

Good Food Market and Cafe

From 12pm – 3pm on Tuesdays, we invite everyone to visit our Good Food Market and Cafe, where we offer fresh and affordable produce and baked goods for sale in our Food Bank space.

Contact us at 416-652-7867 ext: 245 or goodfoodmarket@thestop.org.

Healthy Beginnings

*Program is currently limited due to COVID-19, and is by appointment only. For more information please contact Tania at tania@thestop.org*

Healthy Beginnings is a weekly pre- and post-natal nutrition and support program for people who are pregnant and who live in our catchment area (north of Bloor, south of Eglinton, west of Yonge, and east of Jane). Participants can join any stage of pregnancy and stay six months post-natally

Healthy Beginnings offers information, education, and support through group workshops with opportunities to talk individually with a team of nurses, dietitians, settlement workers, counsellor/therapist, and family support workers. It also provides a healthy lunch, food hamper, food vouchers, and free childcare.