Facts and Figures
Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive Inc.
2016 Annual Report
Similar to 2015, 2016 was a very busy year for Scarborough Rosewood Food Drive (SRFD). In response to growing concerns around food security across Scarborough, SRFD expanded its door-to-door (d-2-d) food drives into new communities, introduced a spring d-2-d food drive, extended its fall d-2-d food drive from 5 to 8 weeks and piloted its Home and Corporate Drop Box (HCDB) initiative*.
Further, in an attempt to raise awareness regarding hunger and poverty, SRFD participated in public information sessions at Fairview Mall, Scarborough Civic Centre Library, Scarborough’s Canada Day celebrations and piloted its Combatting Hunger and Poverty Art and Writing Challenge.
In 2016, SRFD worked with 122 volunteers who provided their time and support to SRFD’s fall and spring d-2-d food drives that, combined with donations from SRFD’s partners, Calvary Logos Baptist Church, Place of Praise and Cultural Centre, Toronto Chinese Lutheran Church, Milne Valley Middle School, New Ocean Supermarket and Pan Arcadian Association (Toronto), collected 12 667 food items that served 971 families.
Finally, food donations to SRFD were delivered to Malvern Healthy Community Cupboard, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), Agincourt Community Services Association (Dorset Hub), Juliette’s Place, and Malvern Eats Community Lunch.
Building on the progress of the food drive of 2015 as well as the introduction of a spring d-2-d food drive allowed SRFD to expand the catchment area for d-2-d canvassing. The area covered by the spring drive included homes on Midland Ave., between McNicoll Ave. and Steeles Ave. East, and from Steeles Ave. E to Middlefield Rd., Middlefield Rd. south to McNicoll Ave. and McNicoll Ave. west to Midland Ave. During the fall food drive, the geographical area covered included Midland Ave. south from McNicoll Ave. to Hwy 401, east to McCowan Rd., north to Middlefield Rd. and McNicoll Ave., and west to Midland Ave.
Sources: Food Donations 2016
Calvary Logos Baptist Church: 170 food items
Place of Praise: 132 food items
Toronto Chinese Lutheran Church: 197 food items
Door to Door canvassing
Food donations from door-to-door canvassing: 11 505 food items
Food donations from Milne Valley Middle School: 594 food items
New Ocean Supermarket: 8 food items
Pan Arcadian Association Toronto: 61 food items
Total: 12 667 food items
Client Recipients 2016
- Malvern Healthy Community Cupboard: 6254 food items
- Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities: 3399 food items
- Agincourt Community Services Association: 2635 food items
- Juliette’s Place: 297 food items
- Malvern Eats Community Lunch: 82 food items
Total: 12 667 food items
* HCDBs provide an opportunity for Scarborough residents and businesses to take temporary (November – January) custody of a festively decorated food donation box and encourage visiting family, friends and guests/employees and clients to make food donations. Note: Consistent with SRFD’s d-2-d services, HCDB’s are delivered to participants’ homes and businesses and later picked up by SRFD volunteers. Making food donations has never been easier, make 2017-2018 your year to host an SRFD Home and Corporate Drop Box.