Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL


What is Toronto Miracle?

Toronto Miracle a one-day, city-wide grassroots food drive initiative, run completely on volunteer power. Residents of Toronto are invited to leave a non-perishable food item on their doorstep (clearly marked for Toronto Miracle) and volunteers collected these donations and distribute them to community partners who support those experiencing food insecurity in our city.


When is Toronto Miracle taking place? 

The next Toronto Miracle will take place in Spring 2023.


Where does the food go? 

All donations collected and delivered to our hubs will be distributed to our to our partner organizations (Daily Bread Food Bank, Second Harvest, North York Harvest Food Bank, Scarborough Food Security Initiative and Salvation Army). Combined, our partners provide food to over 300 community agencies across the GTA.


How can I help agency partners in 2022? 

We hope you continue to support our agency partners until we return in 2023. Please consider: 

  1. Dropping food items in the donation bin at the grocery store or fire station. Click here for a map of fire station locations across the city. Click here to view a map of participating grocery store locations.
  2. Reaching out to our partners for volunteer opportunities 
  3. Making a monetary donation
  4. Holding your own food drive to collect food donations and deliver them directly.  Please feel free to use the Toronto Miracle Facebook group to connect with other volunteers who might be interested in helping out. You’re also welcome to access the communications materials in the Resources area of our website and adapt them to your needs.

Check out their sites for more ways to support and connect with them:

Daily Bread Food Bank

North York Harvest Food Bank

Scarborough Food Security Initiative

The Salvation Army Ontario Division

Second Harvest


Can I make a financial donation? 

As a grass roots initiative Toronto Miracle can’t accept financial donations but we encourage you to consider donation to our partner organizations who work to address food security in our city: 


Daily Bread Food Bank

North York Harvest Food Bank

Scarborough Food Security Initiative

Second Harvest


Who started Toronto Miracle? 

Toronto Miracle started in 2020 by a small group of community members who are concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on the the city.Taking learnings from similar successful events held in Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex, Northwest Territories, and Montreal, we launched the Toronto Miracle in an effort to bring together the community to fight food insecurity. This is a community-led project run completely on volunteer power. In the last tow years we were able to collect almost 500,000 lb. of food for our neighbours experiencing food insecurity.