CICS Food Bank



The Food Bank started as a pop-up location in 2020 due to COVID-19. We used our gymnasium to sort food and build the food hampers. Refrigeration was in short supply. Deliveries happened in the morning with one set of volunteers, and hampers built at moment of distribution by another set of volunteers. We had to modify our delivery service over a dozen times, contending with various issues such as heat, long line ups, and language barriers.

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Our food bank has been in operation for over two years now and has become a fixture, witnessing a significantly growing demand month after month. Since March 2022, we have started to see a significant and stable increase in the number of people accessing our service. Currently, we serve around 200 households every week.

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  • Friday 2:30pm-4:30pm (drop-in, no appointment required)

Winter holiday schedule:

  • Open: Friday December 23
  • Closed: Friday December 30
  • Open: Friday January 6


  • New clients need to register at and bring the Client ID Number that they receive at the end of the online registration.
  • People with no internet or are uncomfortable with the online form can call 416-203-0050 ext. 1 and an account will be opened for them. New clients can also register in person at the food bank.
  • We do not require documentation such as proof of address or ID


  • Open to anyone in need

What to expect:

  1. Enter through the glass door next to the garden by the parking lot
  2. A staff member or volunteer will be there to greet you and offer hand sanitizer and a mask. If you do not have a Client ID Number, they will give you a registration form to fill out
  3. Wait in line
  4. Give your Client ID Number at the check-in desk
  5. Receive food hamper

Accessibility Information:


  • Free
  • Wheelchair accessible parking available in the front parking lot


  • Step-free access into the building
  • 2.5 inch step at the exit (if you require a step-free exit out of the building, please let a staff member know)
  • Doorways in and out of the building are 35 inches wide and are held open by a pylon

Bathrooms: access upon request (gendered bathrooms)


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Shupa Rahman (Community Food Program Worker)
Phone: (647) 472-0385