Food is for everyone

8

327,042

free meals served to our
communities since January 2021

7

$4,578,588

saved by our community members
in takeout meals since January 2021

6

40+ years

running free meal programs for
our 2SLBGTQ+ community members


Every day, we see more and more marginalized and vulnerable people fall through the cracks as food prices surge following the pandemic and global inflation.   

Too many 2SLGBTQ+ people deeply know and understand the effects of food insecurity and its compounded impact on health, mental health, relationships, the ability to work, and overall wellbeing.  

Every day, The 519 – Toronto's most prominent 2SLGBTQ+ community centre and service provider –responds to this urgent neighbourhood and community need. We do this through warm takeaway meals, a unique frozen meals program, satellite food preparation to 9 supports throughout our programming.   

Food is a basic human right. Food is for everyone. 

Our Army of Lovers is working hard to address food insecurity in our neighbourhood, city, and communities. But the real solution to food insecurity requires a bigger response. A response that gets to the roots of this ongoing crisis. 

Together, we must build a response that leaves nobody behind. 

Learn more about the issue, and how you can get involved.  

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