• 2010 to 2014
    Person standing inside bus wth food surrounding her.

    A Recipe for Change

    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...

  • 2005 to 2009
    FoodShare's community vegetable garden at 90 Croatia St., Toronto

    A New Home

    Community led markets. The Great Big Crunch. Good Food Café. Brand new programs, long-held values...

  • 2000 to 2004
    Group of people outside at Field to Table event

    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.

  • 1995 to 1999
    Group of people standing outside holding a sign at a FoodShare community garden

    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.

  • 1990 to 1994
    FoodShare team standing outside infront of a Field to Table truck.

    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...

  • 1985 to 1989
    Jack Layton and FoodShare team giving presentation in 1985

    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...

  • 1980
    Vintage photo of FoodShare team sitting together in a group having a discussion.

    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...