With the continuing spread of COVID-19, people are concerned about the food supply; people are unexpectedly in need of help. Grain farmers have always been at the foundation of the food supply in Ontario, and we are committed to always supporting our communities and the food system.
Many Ontarians are, or will be, unexpectedly unemployed and will need help supporting their families. This may add an unforeseen burden to our food banks.
Grain Farmers of Ontario is donating $100,000 to the Feed Ontario COVID-19 Emergency Food Box program to help all food banks in Ontario during this crisis.
Feed Ontario typically works with 128 foodbanks to serve and distribute food to 1,100 affiliated hunger-relief agencies across the province. The Feed Ontario COVID-19 Emergency Food Box program will work with those programs and programs and food banks outside of their regular network.
Food boxes will be distributed in communities across the province. The box will contain $100 worth of food including pasta, cereal, crackers, fruits and vegetables, canned protein, peanut butter, rice, soup, and juice.
Our donation will provide food to about 225,000 people.
If it’s individuals looking for help they should call their local food bank to find out when and how food is currently being distributed as many food banks have had to modify services in response to COVID-19.
If a person doesn’t know their local food bank, they can use the find-a-food bank function on our website and search via postal code here.
Learn more about Feed Ontario here: Feedontario.ca