1 in 10 families are battling hunger in our community. Thank you for helping us to feed those in need.
Ranked as one of the top 10 charities in Canada to invest in by Charity Intelligence.
To source and distribute fresh, nutritious food to those in need through community partnerships.
About Our Charity
Food for Life is a registered, accredited non-profit charitable organization that assists in filling the gap between social assistance and living costs by providing nutritious perishable food to families on a weekly basis. Seven days a week, we collect surplus perishable food from grocery stores and both retail and wholesale food suppliers. Our emphasis is on fresh food that we can deliver quickly to those in need through our network of over 80 community agencies and outreach programs.
Food for Life provides food for more than 200,000 meals per month – the equivalent to 2.5 million meals annually.
We are able to source more than 2.5 million pounds of donated food annually from and direct it to more than 38,000 client visits each month.
Our network of approximately 800 volunteers assist us in remaining extremely lean in our operation which ensures the maximum amount of donated funds go to our programs. These efficiencies allow us to allocate 93% of funds received to our programs and just 7% to management and administration fees. Furthermore, Food for Life is able to convert a $1 donation into more than $15.40 worth of food. This commitment ensures that we are among the top fiscally responsible organizations operating today. Our full financials can be viewed on the Canada Revenue Agency’s charity listings.