Food insecurity is a reality for 1 in 5 Toronto households and experts have indicated that the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an increase in this ever-growing number due to extensive job loss, increased food costs, reduced incomes and world-wide resettlement issues.
Flemingdon Park Ministry serves more than 200 struggling families and continues to increase its focus on programs to encourage self-sufficiency through its community garden and market. Our own volunteer-run St. Clement's Wednesday Community Lunch program, which has been running weekly for more than 20 years, serves a nutritious hot lunch and packed meal to every guest. Your donations also help to support other food programs such as St. Bartholomew's in Regent Park.
There are several ways to donate: use the envelopes enclosed with the mailing sent to your home and drop them off at the church; e-transfer to the church; use the CanadaHelps website. Please clearly mark your donation for Outreach: Food programs.
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