FYFB Community Vitality Programs
Four programs. One vision. Connect people with our community.
Our Community Vitality program helps engage our client base with the broader community through economic development initiatives, life-skills/nutrition classes, computer training, special events and a community garden.
FYFB is a food bank and more. FYFB's territory covers downtown Toronto (Yonge to Dovercourt, Lake Ontario to Bloor). While it receives donations from the Daily Bread Food Bank, FYFB completely relies on corporations, foundations and public donations for its financial support. FYFB reaches out to the community, helping families and individuals, by providing food, hot meals, counseling and support in a safe environment.
"I try to support FYFB because I am impressed by their range of services -- food services, legal/ employment/ counselling, resume preparation. Their low administration costs, no frills management, absolutely no discrimination, the large number of volunteers it attracts and the fact that its beneficiaries seem to be people who are in most need of help and who are not receiving adequate government assistance."
"Alienation is often a function of not knowing another human being,"
~ Katharine Jefferts Schori
"I am pleased to support FYFB because I like the holistic approach they are taking to the people they serve -- FYFB recognizes that if nothing is done to tackle some of the root causes of why people come to food banks there will be a constant need to keep coming. The inventive approaches that FYFB takes to trying to help their clients get back into the economic mainstream as well as feeding them all on a tight budget is why I will continue to support their fine work."
Fort York Community Gardens located at Scadding Park (Dundas and Bathurst streets). Maintained by FYFB volunteers including Samir Dhanvantari.