A weekly program for Individuals & families facing food insecurity to receive nutritious food
The family members facing food-insecurity are exposed to poverty and more likely struggle with psychological and behavioral health issues. It is also evident that kids struggling to get sufficient to eat are more likely to have problems in school and other social situations.
Food pantry @ morningside
This program was kicked off on 16 August 2016 to provide hunger relief by making food accessible to everyone who needs food assistance and does not have enough income or resources to put food on the table.
Tuxedo Court Food Bank
Due to the Pop-up food bank at Toronto public library shutting down and to accommodate that ; At Tuxedo court CSAGSS started a new food bank under Daily-bread food bank starting June 9th, 2020, running food bank every Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
CSAGSS serves 300+ families, individuals and seniors every week.
SENIORS FOOD RESCUE
Amidst the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Food-Pantry @ Morningside started serving communities with safety and following all Public Health protocols. From the Shopping model, we changed to the Hamper model to ensure social distancing and safety of staff, volunteers, and clients. We service clients from our foodbank location at Mornelle Hub located in 90 Mornelle Court, but with the ever-growing need of the food in the vulnerable and most at risk in the community: seniors, we decided to serve them food at their home.
Proudly funded by Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and United Way of Greater Toronto, as increased need, seniors are served culturally associated cooked food. The seniors whom we serve are most at risk, isolated and unable to ask help as they have largely language barriers making them most vulnerable. Scarborough Seniors food rescue “is a new initiative CSAGSS started of providing culturally associated FREE cooked food to seniors. The most vulnerable seniors are the ones who faces social isolation due to language barriers, unable to reach the resources available to them. Hence through this initiative their needs are taken care.
GARDEN- ‘Live Together, Grow Together.
Here we cultivate communities together.
Supported by CSAGSS, Community members of Mornelle Court came together to create a community garden at 70 Mornelle court and 90 Mornelle court space, presently managing space of gardening at 70 Mornelle court .The Mornelle Community garden is an epitome which provides a vivid picture of how Community live and grow together, bringing community closer. Gardening is a best way to bring communities closer, make new friends and more importantly proves a great tool in health promoting and community building activities to keep all healthy and active. Gardening helps greatly to handle food insecurity amongst community members.
GARDENING AND KITCHEN GARDENING
Mostly clients living un high rise buildings and like to do gardening, with the support of volunteers and trained experts, we support them to create their own Kitchen garden, balcony garden and/or container garden.
Glimpses of our work