We provide fresh, nutritious food and non-perishable goods to emergency food providers in Durham Region. Our belief is that hunger should not be the reason to prevent anyone from the chance to fulfill their potential.
About Our Charity
Feed the Need in Durham distributes food to 46 emergency food providers (food banks, food pantries, meal programs & shelters) across seven municipalities in Durham Region. We supply food to over 30,000 low income people - 38% of whom are children. In 2012, we expect to distribute over 3,000,000 lbs of food.
We acquire much of our food from distribution centres for supermarkets. As the food distribution hub for Durham, we have a walk-in cooler and freezer as well as two trucks (one is refrigerated). We supply our members with fresh produce and frozen food that individual food banks do not have the capacity to store or handle. We also supply much-needed non-food items such as toiletries, household paper products, soap, detergent, hand lotion, etc.
When we are low on an item, we buy food through our membership in Food Banks Canada and the Ontario Association of Food Banks. We take advantage of very good price breaks and can buy $4 worth of food for every $1 raised through donations.