The FTND Story
Shelves Were Bare
~Emergency Food Providers across Durham Region saw requests increasing, while donations were decreased.
~Twyla Smith Chaired a new group called ‘Food Providers Network‘ focused on finding a solution.
Our Growth continues
~Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation is received
~Planning for warehouse space made possible due to funding from Homelessness Prevention Initiative
~Feed the Need receives charitable status
Thanks to our truck fundraiser, we leased our newest member of the fleet, a 26ft refrigerated Penske, to help us transport more goods to our community. To see where “Dougie” travels feel free to check out our cool Map .
Jan. 25, 2020: The first presumptive COVID-19 case is reported in Ontario (and Canada) when a man in his 50s, who came from Wuhan, China, feels minor symptoms. He then calls 911 and is placed in isolation at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. His wife becomes the second case and begins self-isolating the following day. The man’s illness is officially confirmed two days later.