About the Project
It all started with a banana...
In April 2016, Toronto lawyer Kate Salter saw a man on Bunz Trading Zone request a banana. He wasn't going hungry, but unexpectedly low finances had left him with just a can of tuna and a jar of peanut butter and a craving for fresh food. Salter offered a parcel of produce to the man, and even though she never heard back, it got her thinking: how many people in the city find themselves experiencing temporary food insecurity; the unexpected, intermittent inability to access nutritious food?
Later that night Salter decided to post an offer to provide packages of healthy food to assist those in short-term need on Bunz Trading Zone. asking that those in need contact her making a request. She went to sleep, and woke up to an outpouring of support, encouragement, engagement as well as prodominently requests for assistance
The overwhelming response included offers of executive involvement from several experienced professionals within the community. Salter decides to join forces with [multi-media] Design Creative Director, Shannon Candido as co-founders of the organization followed by forming a core leadership team consisting of dedicated, talented volunteers, creating GoodFood Help, a peer-to-peer innitiative that aims to deliver healthful, nutritious parcels of food to Toronto residents who are experiencing instances of food insecurity. The organization provides an innovative type discreet model of assistance to residents of the city. Unlike many items offered by food banks, GoodFood Help produce packs consist of fresh fruits and vegetables and often will also include prepared meals or snacks that are nutritionally dense. Each produce pack is designed to respond to incoming requests for assistance with sudden instances of food insecurity, many of which are urgent or emergencies.
To provide healthful, nutritious food to Torontonians experiencing temporary, unexpected food insecurity
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“THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
I came home after a horrible morning at the walk in clinic and here was all of this amazing food for me! Since I have to take food with my medication, this means so much to me! Thank you so much! I will not go hungry today thanks to you! So much love and appreciation.”
“People like you are so rare to find. We stuffed our stomachs yesterday like we hadn’t in a long time also crying because you touched our heart so deeply. We will forever be indebted to you and once we get our situation in order we want to hep you along to reach more people.”
“Bless your little heart I can;t thank you enough for the food package you provided me. I’m so happy and recommend everyone to help volunteer and spread the word.”
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