The Veritas Fall Food Drive is raising money to support the distribution of food for those in-need in the Greater Toronto Region.
Rising food prices combined with the surging cost of rent continue to add to the difficulties of those living on fixed and low incomes in Toronto.
Recent media reports indicate GTA food banks are facing the highest demand in their history. The Daily Bread Food Bank recently reported that inflation has caused the number of people using their food bank to grow to 182,000 this past August, up from 120,000 per month during the pandemic which was an increase of 60,000 from pre-pandemic.
The Veritas Fall Food Drive aims at making the burden of hunger a little lighter for those that have to endure it. 100% of financial donations raised will go to the purchase of badly needed groceries and will be delivered by volunteers to an established and worthy organization on November 26th.
This season’s food drive will support the Weston Area Emergency Support (WAES) located at 1 King St. in the Weston Community of Toronto (bounded by Wilson Ave., Royal York, Black Creek and Eglinton Ave.).
Since 1986, WAES has provided food support and security to the most vulnerable in the Weston community. They offer support without judgment and their volunteers welcome clients from all backgrounds and walks of life. In the first 6 months of 2022, WAES has seen a 25% increase in visits with seniors and children under 18 make up a growing portion of those they are helping, as do large multigenerational families. To learn more about WAES please visit their website here.
Thank you for your support!