We're asking for members of The Black Toronto Community Support Group and the community at large, to donate what you can to help those who are in dire need of (fresh & nutritious) food. Funds will be donated to the Black Creek Community Farm that serves the Jane & Finch community as well as the Building Roots organization that supports the Moss Park neighbourhood.
$20 can provide 4 food baskets
$50 can provide 10 food baskets
$100 can provide 20 food baskets
We know that we're all in precarious scenarios, but if you can afford to give, know that your money is going directly to those who need it. In an effort to ensure that 100% of donations get to where it's needed the most, the organizers of this campaign will attempt to match all or as much of Go Fund Me's processing fees as possible. Please see below for statements from the organizations and check out their respective websites. If you're sitting at home doing nothing but eating and waiting, here's a great way to help others without breaking community health guidelines!
"We are in week 2 of the emergency food box program and this week FoodShare Toronto staff are continuing to deliver remaining boxes from last week's orders. Applications are temporarily closed, with total registrants at 1756, with 80% from our Jane Finch community." - www.BlackCreekFarm.ca
"Right now we are also shifting our focus to more at-home resources to provide relief and support to those who need it most. We are delivering food baskets with fresh, nutritious food to seniors, community members living with emotional or mobility barriers, as well as those in self-isolation that have trouble accessing food. These deliveries started on Saturday, March 21. We’ve heard from our deliveries that residents are very thankful for the food right now and are helping neighbours in their building as well. If you’d like to help, please consider making a donation. 100 percent of your contribution will go towards the cost of our emergency food provisions. You can donate $5.00 for one basket, or any increment of $5.00. For example, $50 provides ten baskets of food." - www.BuildingRoots.ca
- Mark Tavares
Fundraising team: Black Toronto Community Support (2)
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