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This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Food Security Giving Circle


1 in 5 Toronto households (18.5%) are food insecure – significantly higher than the 14.1% provincial average. Toronto has a strong food system yet many residents face barriers to eating well. Lack of access to healthy food , insufficient food skills and cooking equipment, and lack of time for meal preparation  make eating in a healthy way challenging. Food affordability shapes eating patterns. When individuals are food insecure, their health suffers.

This giving circle is focused on food security  which, according to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, means that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life. It brings a diverse group of individuals together to listen, learn and act by donating their money to a pooled fund which they collectively decide to donate to support community projects that increase food security in Toronto. Through their journey they increase their awareness of, and engagement in issues related to food security and may additionally choose to contribute their time and skills to support local causes.

If you are invested in deepening their understanding of food security, can meet the minimum membership contribution of $350.00 annually and are committed to making social change join us by making your contribution now.


This Fund’s granting purpose is subject to change at the request of the Donor Advisor. To enable the Donor Advisor to properly recognize donors for their contributions, Toronto Foundation will share your contact information and donation amount with the Donor Advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.