Together, we Feed Ontario

Feed Ontario is the province's largest collective of hunger-relief organizations. Together with food banks, industry partners, and local communities, we work to end hunger and poverty by delivering fresh and healthy food, developing innovative programming, and driving change through research and advocacy.

Vision & mission

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Our Vision: An Ontario where everyone is food secure.

Our Mission: To champion an impactful network of hunger relief organizations and advocate for solutions to end food insecurity and poverty in Ontario.

Our Values

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People-centred

People are at the centre of what we do.

Equitable

Everyone in our network has an equal voice and Feed Ontario strives to create equity in access and resources.

Inclusive

We actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the organziation.

Collaborative

We work collectively to help us all be more resourceful, efficient, and impactful.

Innovative

We create space for innovation and exploration to find the best approaches to achieve our mission.

Evidence-informed

Evidence informs our programming, services, and recommendations for change.

Acts with integrity

We act ethically, honestly, and meet our commitments and responsibilities to our network, our partners, and the public.

This is how we Feed Ontario

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Feed Ontario represents a network of more than 1,200 food banks and hunger-relief organizations across Ontario. Through our network, we deliver millions of pounds of food across Ontario, serving more than 800,000 people each year. While we work to strengthen and grow the capacity of the provincial food bank network, to realize our vision of an Ontario where everyone is food secure, Feed Ontario continues to advocate for evidence-based programs and solutions to make ending hunger and poverty a priority in our province.

Meet our team

Staff

Our team of talented individuals is committed to supporting Ontario’s food banks and advocating for solutions to hunger and poverty.

Carolyn Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

416-656-4100 ext. 2935

Amanda King

Senior Director, Network Services

416-656-4100 ext. 2932

Stephanie Ashton-Smith

Director, Development & Partnerships

416-656-4100 ext. 2943

Ervin So

Controller

416-656-4100 ext. 2939

Adelaide Wimpenny

Senior Manager, Operations & Implementation

416-656-4100 ext. 2934

Andrea Waters

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

416-656-4100 ext. 2941

Ashley Quan

Manager, Research & Government Relations

416-656-4100 ext. 2938

Erin Waddington

Manager, Member Relations

416-656-4100 ext. 2931

Austin Holmes

Manager, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

416-656-4100 ext. 2937

Gargi Saripalli

Manager, Fund Development & Individual Giving

416-656-4100 ext. 2944

Shanade Thomas

Manager, Operations & Programs

416-656-4100 ext. 2940

Wade Thompson

Senior Digital Marketing & Design Specialist

416-656-4100 ext. 2933

Jakob Manton

Network Knowledge & Learning Officer

416-656-4100 ext. 2936

Brittany Cox

Operations and Programs Coordinator

416-656-4100 ext. 2945

Lara Onayak

Administrative Coordinator

416-656-4100 ext. 2942

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of food bank leaders and industry professionals who shape Feed Ontario’s strategic direction.

Meghan Nicholls

Chair

CEO

Food Banks Mississauga

Robin Bailey

Vice Chair

Executive Director

Burlington Food Bank

Steve Bhatti

Treasurer

Senior Director, RESL Products and Organization

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Peter Oram

Corporate Secretary

Origination Supervisor

Sollio Agriculture

Ryan Noble

Past Chair

Executive Director

North York Harvest

Audrie Bouwmeester

Board Member

Manager, School Programs

Dairy Farmers of Ontario

Christine Clark Lafleur

Board Member

Executive Director

Port Cares

Maureen A. Ford

Board Member

Manager and strategic planning professional

Neil Hetherington

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer

Daily Bread Food Bank

Dan Irwin

Board Member

Executive Director

Partners in Mission Food Bank

Rim Khazall

Board Member

Senior Policy Analyst and Team Lead

Canada Border Service Agency

Sean McFarling

Board Member

General Counsel

LIUNA

Natalie Spooner-Bourgogne

Board Member

Director, Programs and Planning

Ottawa Food Bank

Wayne VanderWees

Board Member

Founder

Freight Managers Inc.

If you are interested in joining the Feed Ontario Board of Directors, please send your expression of interest to info@feedontario.ca.

As part of our commitment to racial justice and reconciliation, Feed Ontario actively encourages Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour candidates to apply for our Board of Directors.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Proud member of Food Banks Canada

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Proud Employer Partner of the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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Proudly recognized by Charity Intelligence Canada

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Feed Ontario is a Certified Living Wage Employer

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Food Banks Canada's Standards of Excellence Accredited

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Contact us today

Interested in joining our network? Looking for your local food bank? Want to make a donation? We're here to help!

Phone: 416-656-4100

General information: info@feedontario.ca

Make a donation: donate@feedontario.ca

Media inquiries: andrea@feedontario.ca

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Will you join us at the table to help Feed Ontario?