Operation Community Regeneration

Operation Community Regeneration helps ensure Ontario’s food banks have the resources they need to continue to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and thrive.

The crisis isn’t over yet

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When COVID-19 first hit our communities, food banks were faced with a range of new challenges. With the support of people and organizations like you, Feed Ontario took action through our new pre-packed Emergency Food Box Program. Together, we were able to send hundreds of truckloads of food out to communities across Ontario.

But it’s not over yet. Our past experience in helping communities manage and overcome crises tells us that the impact of this pandemic will continue to be felt for years to come. But our emergency response has shown us the resiliency of our food banks and province. And just as food banks will continue to be there to support their communities, we’ll be there to continue to support them through Operation Community Regeneration.



How we’re supporting food banks

FeedON – Replenish

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We are growing our fresh food donation programs, continuing to grow our Full Shelves Program that provides food staples to help keep food bank shelves full by adding fresh and frozen foods, and developing our Northern Food Strategy in partnership with communities.

Feed Possibility – Renew

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We will invest in capacity-building, resources, and knowledge-sharing to help food banks adapt to our new normal and keep clients, volunteers, staff, and their communities safe.

Feed Change – Strengthen Resilience

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We will strengthen our collective resilience through evidence-based solutions that provide lasting support to our province’s most vulnerable and ensure that communities are prepared for the future.

Learn More about Donating

For more information on how you can make a financial donation or partner with Feed Ontario, contact Adelaide Wimpenny (Senior Manager, Operations & Implementation) at adelaide@feedontario.ca or (416) 656-4100 ext. 2934.

Need Help?

To find a Feed Ontario member food bank near you, use our Find a Food Bank tool. Note: Many of our food banks have adjusted their practices in observance of social distancing best practices, in accordance with the advice of their local public health units, so hours may have changed from what is listed.