Through the efforts of many, we have accomplished so much

The future

With the finding of 'food deserts' in Toronto, FoodShare's Mobile Good Food Markets delivered vegetables and fruits to people's neighbourhoods. We also published a cookbook, started a rooftop farm and launched the first ever Recipe for Change, bringing chefs across Toronto together....read more 2010 to 2014

A new home

Community led markets. The Great Big Crunch. Good Food Café. Brand new programs, long-held values....read more 2005 to 2009

Eat It, Grow It, Share It

The new millenium started off with Toronto's Food Charter, program growth and realizing that you can't grow food without growing food justice....read more 2000 to 2004

Welcome to our community garden

Eastern Avenue hosts FoodShare’s first food hub, which included a rooftop garden and greenhouse, beekeeping, kitchen and warehouse space. ...read more 1995 to 1999

The first Good Food Box is packed

FoodShare began moving towards universally accessible programs focused on self-determination and community capacity building to take action according to their own needs. ...read more 1990 to 1994

FoodShare is born

In 1985, Toronto Mayor Art Eggleton proposed a $20,000 pilot program aimed at combating "the distressing reality" of hunger in the City of Toronto called FoodShare Toronto, which would have volunteer workers taking calls from people who wanted to donate surplus food and from those in need of aid....read more 1985 to 1989

The Land of Milk & Honey

The economic downturn of the 1980s led to increased poverty and hunger in many North American cities and towns and there was a need to establish structures to respond to this crisis. These conditions as well as two other changes in Canadian Society would eventually pave the way for the founding of FoodShare Toronto....read more 1980