Covid-19 has forced program and agency closures across the city and is leaving those who are vulnerable in an even more precarious state.
Dixon Hall’s community food programs are still running, and are in fact, running at a higher intensity given the suspension of other comparable programs. We saw an increase of almost 50% in the meals served, with many new participants visiting who have never accessed our programs before. We expect that number to increase in the next few weeks.
The reality is that our food costs will continue to increase, at least for the coming months. To accommodate the people in need who rely on Dixon Hall, we anticipate increased demand, fewer food supplies available at higher prices, and the need to purchase to-go containers to ensure safety for staff and clients.
Your contribution will help us keep these food programs running safely, will help to ensure that Toronto’s most vulnerable have something to eat, and someone checking in on them, as is the case with Meals on Wheels.