FAQs

Who can use the food bank?

At Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank we serve Toronto’s vegetarians, vegans, and people who are trying to transition to a veg diet but aren’t able to because they rely on food banks to eat.

The purpose of our food bank is to help vegetarians who suffer due to the poor selection of veg-friendly foods at regular food banks.

“We want the food bank system to reflect the city’s diverse diets and needs, Food banks are in place because people are down on their luck. We don’t want them to have to compromise their health, or their ethics, when they are already in such a vulnerable position.” – Matt Noble, Executive Director

Unfortunately with our limited resources we can’t fix every problem in the food bank system, but we are doing our best and hope to discuss the many issues that people who depend on the food bank system face.


Where
are we located?

270 Gerrard St. E. (North side of Gerrard, just West of Parliament).


When are we open?

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 (12noon-4pm).

Following food bank: January 27th, 2018

Contact TOvegfoodbank@gmail.com for more info.


What do I need to access the food bank?

Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to the food bank closing at 4pm to register or complete your review.

o   Identification (driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, etc)

o   Proof of Address (OW, ODSP, utility bill, driver’s license, etc)

o   Proof of Household Income (paystub, OW, ODSP, EI, CPP, child tax benefit, child support, Trillium Benefit, GST, OSAP, bank statement(s), etc)

o   Proof of Expenses (lease, hydro, water, gas, tuition, mortgage, etc)

o   Client Agreement Form (signed by each family member). You will be given these forms at the food bank.

(Please bring current documents for each family member)


Is there anything else I can bring?

Please bring reusable grocery bags if you can.

Accessibility:

There is no designated parking. Vehicles should turn North at Berkeley and Gerrard Sts., on to Berkeley St. Vehicles can stop along the curb, or pull up (over the curb) and park along the side of the building.

The front door is wheelchair accessible and the food bank is on the main floor near the entrance. There is easy access to an elevator with braille. And the washroom is wheelchair accessible, but assistance is needed with the door.