ArtHeart Community Art Centre (ArtHeart) provides children, youth and adults with visual arts programs, art education and art materials, year-round and free-of-charge. Programs help to develop self-esteem, creativity, life-skills and learning. ArtHeart is unique because it is the only visual arts organization in the community.
Eden Food for Change is committed to increasing access to good food in a dignified manner, developing food skills to encourage healthy eating and empowering the community through education, outreach and advocacy.
FoodShare Toronto is Canada’s original direct field to table Community Food Hub. Since 1985, FoodShare has modelled a food system that is sustainable and accessible to everyone. We deliver good healthy food, and food education to schools and communities through programs focused in fresh produce distribution, food literacy education and nutrition, urban agriculture, and community cooking. All programs support a variety of health, economic, environmental, community, and social benefits, and seek to improve food access for people and communities currently underserved by the food system.
Summerlunch+ delivers healthy meals and food literacy programming to children in underserved, food-insecure communities through free summer camps. We grew from one community partner in 2016, to three in 2017, serving 430 kids per day. In 2018, we are working with four partners and plan to make a larger impact by improving our food literacy program and developing a Community Food Leader internship.
Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues fresh, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers it to 225 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people experiencing hunger – children, adults and seniors who access meal programs, food banks, shelters and community services. Last year, over 60,000 children and youth received food from us. In 30 years, Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 116 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. For every dollar donated, we can provide two meals.