When the Omicron variant (and accompanying lockdowns) arrived, the need for food aid once again skyrocketed. MAZON took action on all the hard lessons learned in these last two hard years to act - and fast.
Launched in late December with a goal of $50,000, we promised that every dollar raised in our Omicron Emergency Campaign would support our front-line partners within 90 days - with ZERO overhead!
Mazon supporters swarmed to act, fighting "pandemic fatigue" to meet the needs of vulnerable people as schools closed and a cold snap threatened the safety of people living without shelter. And our staff got to work, forming a fast action plan to target the areas and demographics that we knew, from 2 years of harsh lessons, would be hit the hardest by the wave: children and families, homeless communities, and regions with the strictest lockdowns and highest case rates.
We met our goal in just one week, and all $50,000 of your gifts were distributed to our partners in only 36 days!
Action Reinsertion (Le Sac a Dos)
Benedict Labre House
Blue Door / Mosaic Out of the Cold
Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank
Congregation Toldos Yakov Yosef
Deshaun Properties Corporation
Food for Thought net-cafe
Girls Inc. of York Region
Native Friendship Centre of Montreal
Parkdale Community Food Bank
Scarborough Food Security Initiative
St Lukes United
St. John the Compassionate Mission
St-James Drop-In centre
Sun Youth Organization
Toronto Foundation for Student Success
York Region Food For Learning