Have you ever wondered how Feed Ontario provides food banks across Ontario with fresh, nutritious food throughout the year?
With 132 direct member food banks and 1,200 affiliate hunger-relief agencies, your support of Feed Ontario ensures that people facing hunger in every corner of our vast province have access to good food.
From Thunder Bay to Toronto, Windsor to Ottawa, and large and small towns in between, together, we Feed Ontario.
But moving millions of meals across the province each year is not an easy feat. With the support of our transportation partners, our FeedON network distributes millions of meals and helps ensure food banks across Ontario are stocked with the fresh, healthy food they need, year-round.
Here’s how our FeedON network works:
Acquire: Feed Ontario works with our many agricultural, industry, and retail partners to acquire discounted and donated food, including much-needed milk, eggs, meat, fruit, and vegetables.
Coordinate: Food offers are sent to Feed Ontario food banks via our Smarter Needs Allocation Program (SNAP). Food banks submit requests and food is shared equitably based on need, number of people served, and past food allocations.
Transport: With the help of Feed Ontario’s transportation partners, donated food is transported to food banks in every corner of our vast province.
Receive: Feed Ontario member food banks in 132 communities across Ontario receive the donated food to share through affiliated food banks, meal programs, and partner organizations.
Share: Dedicated staff and volunteers at 1,200 hunger-relief organizations share the food with more than half a million people facing hunger, who make over 3 million visits annually.
Click here to learn more about the fresh food programs that fuel FeedON.