We are The People's Pantry, and this is our story.
We believe that food justice is social justice.
We provide food free of charge, no questions asked, no fixed address required, because everyone deserves access to high quality, culturally appropriate, and nutritional food.
We focus on particularly hard-hit communities, including QT/BIPOC, single parents, sex workers, precariously housed persons, the immune compromised, disabled folx, immigrants, refugees, and the elderly.
Every Monday, we open our grocery and meal form for non-Toronto requests, where those in need can request meals and groceries for themselves and their families by the day's end. When we have the funding, we also open our grocery form for Toronto on a periodic basis, where food insecure people in the city can request groceries from FoodShare Toronto.
Our community of volunteer chefs and grocers prepare homecooked meals, buy groceries, and contribute baked goods to feed and support those in need and to meet their dietary needs. For Toronto grocery deliveries, our dedicated team of logistic volunteers coordinate deliveries with FoodShare Toronto to meet requests.
Afterwards, our delivery volunteers, many of whom were also the ones to prepare and buy the meals and groceries, deliver everything directly to those in need, in a safe, secure, and accessible manner, with FoodShare delivering all grocery requests for Toronto in an equally safe and accessible way.
“If someone asks for food, it’s because they need it.”