The FTND Story

2001
2001

Shelves Were Bare

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.

2002
2002

Municipality of Durham Region

Municipality of Durham Region

~Funding provided by the Region for study on “Status of Food Donations in Durham Region”
~Adrianna Haight contracted to perform study
*College Park Seventh-day Adventists become lead agency in the endeavor

2003
2003

Ongoing Research and a New Name…

Ongoing Research and a New Name…

*The study continued throughout the year, with many focus groups and presentations
*Infrastructure was lacking for the region
*”Food Providers Network” became newly branded as “Feed The Need In Durham“ to better reflect to core objectives.

2004
2004

The Drive to Develop Infrastructure

The Drive to Develop Infrastructure

~In order to develop much needed infrastructure for the Region FTND worked on a proposal to the Ontario Trillium Foundation

2005
2005

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

~June Kinniburgh accepts the role of Chair/Coordinator of the Feed The Need in Durham network
~The first website is created and launched

2006
2006

On Our Own

On Our Own

~Network is advised that the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank will not be able to support Durham Region.
~Transition Team is formed to propose alternatives to Regional Municipality of Durham Regional

2007
2007

Community Comes Together

Community Comes Together

~Steering Committee develops funding proposal “To Reduce Child Poverty & Promote Attachment to the Workforce”
~College Park Church agrees to be lead agency.
~Impressed with the efforts, Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank offers an extension to help with transition

2008
2008

Setting a Strong Foundation

Setting a Strong Foundation

~Founding Board of Directors is formed:
George Ryan, Adrieanne Haight, June Kinniburgh & Archie Palinka
~2008 was a year of establishing the governing documents for FTND.

2009
2009

Our Growth continues

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

2010
2010

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

~September 2010 Grand Opening of our warehouse and office space at 125 Clarence Biesenthal Drive, Oshawa

2011
2011

New Partners

New Partners

~Scotiabank hosts our first Golf tournament
~local support from Pingle Farms and Chef Deb Rankin result in a Community Sunday supper event
~used/recycled cellphone donations are refurbished and sold with proceeds going to local food banks

2014
2014

Moving House

Moving House

~Continued growth requires new warehouse and office space
~Feed the Need moves to our current location on Marwood Avenue, Oshawa in July

2015
2015

Cookie Campaign

Cookie Campaign

~Tim Horton’s donate $145,000 in sales of the Cookie campaign to Feed the Need Durham
~Empty Bowls inaugural event partnering with local restaurants and Oshawa Golf & Curling Club

2016
2016

Push Against Hunger

Push Against Hunger

~September 19th was our inaugural Push Against Hunger event that included Captain Oshawa, local politicians and community members

2017
2017

Inaugural Cram a Cruiser campaign

Inaugural Cram a Cruiser campaign

Feed the Need partners with Durham Region Police Services for the first cram a cruiser event

2019
2019

Municipal Regional Food Drive Challenge

Municipal Regional Food Drive Challenge

The Region of Durham held a large campaign to drive the need for food. Feed the Need raised 88,000lbs of food during a 10 day event in support of this initiative!

2020
2020

New Wheels!

New Wheels!

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