vegetarian food bank

Did you know Toronto has a vegetarian food bank?

There are several food banks operating within Toronto, but when vegetarians come looking for food they can eat, they often just find rice, beans, and tomato soup. That's why Matt Noble decided to create the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank, which operates on a pop-up basis, appearing the last Saturday of each month near Gerrard and Parliament.

The food bank, a joint project with the Yonge St. Mission, caters specifically to vegetarians and vegans, Noble told the Toronto Star. Alongside staples like lentils, whole wheat pasta and tomato sauce, they also offer fresh vegetables and fruits.

The food bank is currently funded by cash donations and fundraising events - so far, they've raised $7,500, which Noble estimates will keep the project going for seven or eight months. To learn how to donate or apply to receive food, visit their website.

Photo via the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank on Facebook.


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