During this time, we sincerely hope that you and your family have stayed healthy.
Here at Stonegate CHC, we have continued to offer all of our essential primary healthcare services, mental health counselling, nutrition counselling and are finding many new ways to deliver our programming that keep us connected to our community over the phone and with an increasing number of programs that we are live-streaming. We are here for our community! We need to maintain physical distance but are committed to social connection. Our whole team is on the phone, reaching out because we know we are Better Together.
Access to healthy food should not contribute to problems posed by COVID-19 and thus, since the start of the pandemic Stonegate CHC has been partnering with FoodShare to coordinate, purchase and deliver over 1200 Good Food Boxes to those who have identified as being in need of emergency food assistance in our community. We have also distributed over 1000 grocery vouchers to clients in need.
For the past decade, thanks to generous donations to our annual Holiday Drive, Stonegate Community Health Centre has been able to provide Good Food Boxes to neighbourhood individuals and families dealing with food insecurity and hunger during the holidays.
This year, more than ever we are relying on donations from businesses, partners and community residents to meet our goal of providing boxes not just during the holidays but throughout the year to those struggling to put healthy food on the table.
For our December holiday food box delivery, clients will be able to have their produce box delivered directly to their home without having to pick it up at our Health Centre, thanks to FoodShare.
A donation of $22 buys a local family a large size Good Food Box brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Good Food Box is a non-profit fresh fruit and vegetable distribution system operated by FoodShare Toronto. Every Good Food Box is filled with top-quality fruits and vegetables from local farmers and the Ontario Food Terminal.
- $50 provides Good Food Boxes to 2 families in need
- $100 provides Good Food Boxes to 5 families in need
- $250 provides Good Food Boxes to 12 families in need
- $500 provides Good Food Boxes to 23 families in need
100% of donations go towards providing fresh healthy food for those in need. To make a donation, please click on the following link or connect with Julia Graham, Community Food Program Coordinator, at 416.231.7070 ext. 229. Charitable tax receipts are available for every donation.