TORONTO ANTI-POVERTY PARTNERS
The Jewish Response to Homelessness
Ve'ahavta mobilizes volunteers across Toronto to provide hot meals and supplies DIRECTLY to vulnerable populations. Their job skills program trains people seeking to re-enter the workforce in food service skills, and the 2,600 meals each month they create together are distributed through a brightly branded outreach van (pictured to the right).
In 2021, Mazon helped them purchase an additional delivery van, which has allowed them scale up their outreach and provide quality meals to community members right where they're needed most - on the streets and in encampments.
St. Lukes United
Out of the Cold
In the winter of 2020, St. Luke's “Out of the Cold” program was launched as a emergency joint interfaith effort to support homeless Torontonians shut out of the city’s shelter system during the early days of the pandemic. By meeting clients where they were and establishing trusting relationships, St. Lukes served as a lifeline by providing hot meals and harm reduction supplies to homeless community members on the streets and in encampments.
Come springtime, the need for food had only grown. This once-temporary operation is now in its third year of continuous operation, providing 600 meals a week under the leadership of Rafi Aaron - one of the Toronto Jewish community's leading anti-poverty advocates.
Inn From the Cold
Seasonal Shelter Services
Inn from the Cold provides a safe and warm emergency support site for people to sleep when experiencing homelessness in the winter months. While large city-run shelters are failing to meet complex needs of a growing unhoused population, Inn From the Cold’s volunteer-run program provides shower and laundry facilities, wellness checks, and 4,250 hot meals to over 100 people each month.
Beyond meeting these critical emergency needs, on-site workers assist clients with affordable housing and employment options – moving beyond response and into care-oriented proactive measures to break cycles of poverty. Currently, Inn From the Cold is in the process of launching an additional shelter facility and has plans to develop 18 transitional housing units.
105 Gibson Centre
Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre
ANIDA (All Nations International Development Agency)
ArtHeart Community Art Centre
Blue Door / Mosaic Out of the Cold
Cecil Community Centre
Centre for Immigrant and Community Services
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
Church of the Holy Trinity
Creating Family Together Resource Centre
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
First Interfaith Out of the Cold
Flemingdon Park Ministry
Friends of Ruby
Haven on the Queensway
Homes First Society
Horizons for Youth
Jane Alliance Neighbourhood Services
Jean Augustine Centre for Women's Empowerment
Margaret's Housing and Community Support
Nanny Angel Network
THESE ARE JUST THREE OF
- MORE THAN 50 -
INCREDIBLE MAZON PARTNERED
PROGRAMS OPERATING IN THE GTA
With our shelter system straining and food bank usage reaching the highest levels ever recorded in Canadian history, your donation will feed the hungry by supporting struggling food programs and the people that depend on them - people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and abilities.
On the darkest day of someone’s life:
be there for them.
National Council of Jewish Women
North York Harvest Food Bank
Ontario Learning Development Foundation Inc.
Our Place Community of Hope
Parkdale Community Food Bank
Project Hostel o/a Yellow Brick House
Scadding Court Community Centre
Seeds Of Hope
Sistema Toronto Academy
St Lukes United
St. John the Compassionate Mission
Syme Woolner Neighbourhood and Family Centre
The June Callwood Centre for Young Women
The Massey Centre for Women
The PACT Grow-to-Learn Program
The Stop Community Food Centre
Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
Toronto Urban Native Ministry
Toronto Vegetarian Foodbank
United Chesed of Toronto
Urban Squash Toronto
Yonge Street Mission
York Catholic District School Board