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WHAT WE DO
The Food Bank of York Region (formerly called LifeCorps (Līf-Kōr) Food Share) is the only charitable refrigerated collection and delivery service in York Region. We collect and deliver food for community food pantries, agencies and non-profit housing cooperatives throughout the nine municipalities in York Region (Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, King, Aurora, Whitchurch/Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket and Georgina)

We collect surplus perishable and non-perishable foods from food retailers, food manufacturers, food distributers, farmers, the Ontario Association of Food Banks, Food Banks Canada and individuals across the Greater Toronto Area.


OUR HISTORY
The Food Bank of York Region is a program of LifeCorps International. LCI began operating in Guatemala in 2004, assisting in the construction of a health care facility to bring quality health care to a population of northern Guatemala that had limited adequate health care. Since the inception of LCI, working at home was always a major goal.

In 2011, that goal was realized when a bakery in Aurora, Ontario allowed LCI exclusive right to their “End of Day” inventory of nutritious bread and tasty sweets. LifeCorps Food Share was born, now called The Food Bank of York Region. We quickly found Agencies in York Region that gladly accepted the bread donations on a weekly basis.

Months after the bread pick-up and delivery program was underway, LCFS (now called The Food Bank of York Region) started accepting and delivering non-perishable consumables to eight community food banks in York Region.

For the first time in York Region’s history, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) regional allocations and offerings were being distributed in York Region. Prior to LCFS, these OAFB offerings were redirected elsewhere since there wasn’t an organization that would accept and distribute these products. 


OUR CLIENTS
We provide food to our clients on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. In March of every year, Canada Food Banks conducts their “Hunger Count” survey. This survey allows clients to participate in offerings and allocations from the Ontario Association of Food Banks that is distributed by The Food Bank of York Region. Through the OAFB, clients are also eligible to participate in other programs including their Gleaning Program, Bulk Buying Program, and fresh Milk Program.

Food Banks
Richmond Hill Community Food Bank
Markham Food Bank
Aurora Food Pantry
Newmarket Food Pantry
Mount Albert Food Pantry
Georgina Community Food Pantry
Master’s Pantry-Unionville Alliance Church
Humanity First Food Bank
Holland Landing Food Pantry
Chasdei Kaduri Jewish Food Bank

Food Closets
Catch the Fire-Newmarket
The AIDS Committee of York Region

Women’s Shelters and Services
Yellow Brick House
Sandgate Women’s Shelters
Women’s Centre of York Region
Rose of Sharon
TLC Pregnancy Centre
Belinda’s Place


Homeless Shelters
Blue Door Shelters
Out of the Cold
Inn from the Cold


Seniors Programs
Community Housing and Assistance to Seniors
Adult Day Programs in Aurora and Richmond Hill


Substance Abuse Programs
Teen Challenge
STEPS Recovery


Animal Shelters
OSPCA Feral Cat Program

 

Community Meal Programs
Welcome Table
Valleyview Alliance Church
Inn From the Cold
Crossland’s Church


Youth and Transitional Housing
Sutton Youth Shelter
360 Kids
Cultural Connect-Dr. Roz’s Healing Place


Outreach Services
The Loft-Street Outreach
Welcoming Arms


Non Profit Housing Cooperatives
Hamilton Place-Newmarket
Tom Taylor Place-Newmarket
Fairy Lake Gardens-Newmarket
Genesis Place Apartments-Richmond Hill
Landsberg/Lewis Cooperative-Richmond Hill
John Fitzpatrick Steelworkers-Richmond Hill
Parkfarm Cooperative-Richmond Hill
Crescent Village-Richmond Hill
Royal Oak Court Manor-Mount Albert
Charles Darrow Housing Cooperative-Aurora
Pineview Terrace-Keswick
Lakeside Residence-Keswick
Crown Heights Housing Cooperative-Thornhill
Carpenter’s Local 27 Cooperative-Newmarket
Keswick Community Cooperative-Keswick
Newmarket Cooperative-Newmarket
William Lyon Mackenzie Cooperative-Thornhill
Hesperus Village-Thornhill
Mulock Village-Newmarket

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The Food Bank of York Region
(formerly called LifeCorps Food Bank)
355 Rayette Road, Unit 3,
Concord, Ontario, Canada  L4K 2G2

1.866.949.LIFE (5433)

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