Resources for Families in Need

Emergency Resources

The U of T Food Bank is closed until otherwise notified. To access emergency funding, please visit Financial Support & Funding Opportunities. If you are a member of UTSU, you can refer to the Emergency Bursary.

The UofT Emergency Food Bank is a free, contactless, food-delivery service being offered through a partnership with APUS,  Engineers Without Borders, FoodShare and the Trek for Teens Foundation.This initiative aims to provide students who are feeling food insecure with free food boxes containing produce for 2-4 people in a week.  Learn more and register for a box here: or

U of T Food Bank

Contact: Terri Nikolaevsky (
Tel: 416-978-4911 ext. 224

The U of T Food Bank is a service available to all students attending the University of Toronto.

Students can register for the service as of September each by bringing in a print-out of their current timetable from ROSI and a valid U of T student identification card. The service is operational year round.

Location: The Food Bank is located at the U of T Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina (between Willcocks and College). The site is still wheelchair accessible and operates on Fridays from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Please bring your own bags.

Salvation Army

Tel: 416-304-1982
72 River Street Emergency food bank.
Proof of need and ID required. Phone in advance; private appointments provided. Showers and washing machines available.

519 Church Street Community Centre

Tel: 416-392-6874
Drop-in lunch and supper on Sundays.
Clothing bank open on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. Family Resource Centre offers a wide variety of support services for caregivers and children, including clothing exchange (Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm). Proof of need and ID NOT required.

Scott Mission

Tel: 416-923-8872 (men)
Tel: 416-923-3916 (women and families)
502 Spadina Avenue Clothing and food bank available.
Proof of need and ID required. Phone in advance; private appointments provided. Specialized services for women and families.

Cecil Street Community Centre

Tel: 416-392-1090
58 Cecil Street Community
Kitchen, cooking and crafts for women and children. Clothing available; toy library.

St. Stephen’s Community House

Tel: 416-964-8747
370 College Street (College and Brunswick)
Drop-in breakfast and lunch. Many additional services; call for further details.

Daily Bread Food Bank

Tel: 416-203-0500
Call for location nearest you.
Proof of address, income and ID often required.

Other Resources For Families in Need

Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada

Credit Counselling Service of Toronto (Credit Canada)

Credit Counselling Society

Dental Services, Toronto Public Health

Goodwill Toronto

Housing Connections

Law Society of Ontario

Ontario Legal Aid

Social Assistance

Toronto Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth