Emergency Food Relief Program

by | Nov 13, 2020 | Projects | 1 comment

Emergency Food Programs

St. James Town is among the neighbourhoods hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto’s downtown core.

The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity in the neighbourhood from by job loss, income loss, mandated isolation, and other factors. To respond to this crisis, the St. James Town Community Co-op is running an Emergency Food Hamper program and a meal program to provide healthy, reliable, and dignified food to St. James Town residents in need.

Update: We are now running multiple programs with the support from FoodShare Toronto, GlobalMedic, Feed-It-Forward and individuals from across the country!

Fresh Food Box Program – WE HAVE A WAITLIST – sign ups with be delayed 

Currently, St. James Town residents facing food insecurity can sign up to receive a healthy food box filled with produce, dried goods, Hewitt’s milk, and Organic local eggs. For our Food Box Program: Sign up here. Please note, there may be a waitlist and we will contact you.

Feed-It-Forward Program for residents of 325, 375, and 275 Bleeker:

For our Feed-It-Forward meal program, click here to sign-up.

We hope to extend our Feed-It-Forward program to other buildings, but for now it is only available for the residents mentioned. This program will provide each member of your household with 2 meals per week for one month.

Program Goals: 

  • To supply free healthy and culturally-appropriate groceries to food-insecure St. James Town residents
  • To supply prepared meals to residents
  • To provide food-based educational workshops and resources to increase pandemic emergency food preparedness in the neighbourhood
  • To step towards creating a more food secure neighbourhood


Sign-up to volunteer: here.

Donate: here.


As always, we are open to questions, queries, and input of any kind. Do not hesitate to send us an email at info@stjamestowncoop.org

Please view our COVID-19 Policy in English: here

Or in another language below:

COVID-19 policy (Albanian).docx
COVID policy (Arabic).docx
COVID policy (Nepali)
COVID policy (Tamil).docx
COVID policy (Romanian).docx

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1 Comment

  1. bazar

    was interesting


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