We are a volunteer-run program providing a hot meal, shelter from the cold, clothing, basic needs, warmth, dignity, and kindness to those in need in our community on Friday evenings from November to March.
Our program is organized and supervised by a dedicated group of volunteers comprised of 120+ church and community members, that prepare and serve nutritious meals, snacks and take-out lunches, distribute clothing and provide supports for fellow members of our community that need it most.
We rely entirely on volunteers and welcome anyone 14+ who can commit to a 3 hour shift Friday afternoons, dinner, evenings or Saturday mornings. The Preparation, and Breakfast shifts are covered by teams who commit to a monthly shift.
All volunteers must follow all current health and safety guidelines. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Emilia Galaev, for volunteer opportunities.
Click the link for this season's volunteer sign up:
We target very specific needed items that can be distributed efficiently including food items, excellent used condition clothing, new clothing and toiletries.
Please help us minimize the sorting and disposal of goods we can’t safely hand out by donating only the items listed.
We are funded 100% by donations - all money donated is used to fund the program.
$15 - buys a hot three course meal for a hungry person in our community
$20 - buys 2 pairs of long johns
$50 - buys a pair of boots or a coat or 3 pairs of sweatpants
$120 - buys 35 pairs of underwear or 3 cases of protein drinks
$1000 – helps us purchase additional items needed by our guests
Organize a Donation Drive / Fundraiser
Consider organizing a food or clothing drive for targeted items or raising funds to help us purchase required items. Reach out to our program coordinator, Gloria McPherson.
Sonny’s Xmas Tree Sales
Glebe Road United Church
Toronto East Rotary
Leaside United Church
The Jean Bruce Fund
The Out of the Cold Foundation
East End United Regional Ministry
Engage and Change
Broadview Danforth BIA
Earl Beatty Public School
U13ANorth York Knights Hockey Team
U11 York Mills Hockey Team
Our program is 100% funded by donations from organizations, groups, businesses, and individuals.
Cobbs Bread, Danforth
Johnson Family Bakery
Danforth Jewish Circle
The Meeting House
Project Food Chain
The Daily Bread Foodbank
Holy Name Catholic Church
Holy Name Catholic School
Jackman Avenue Jr. Public School
Linda and Dorothy's Toastie Tootsie Christmas gifts
The Toronto-Danforth Provincial Liberals
Running Free Canada
Many Individual donors
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