Toronto The Good: TPL Partners with Food Banks

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) has partnered with the North York Harvest Food Bank, Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest to set up food bank distribution from library branches across the city to provide alternate service locations for existing food banks that are now closed. Since the implementation of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 transmission, there has been a dramatic decrease in access to food banks, with over a third closing in recent weeks. TPL’s efforts are in support of the City’s broader work on food security for Toronto’s vulnerable residents (Source: TPL).

If you are in need of support, you can read more information, including hours and addresses of the food bank locations, at 211Toronto.ca, as well as the City’s COVID-19 response website here.