Feed The Six is a combined effort to provide grocery care packages to low income families in need
Toronto, ON, April 25, 2020 — (Hand Up Toronto) (“HUT”) announced today they are collaborating with GlobalMedic to launch “Feed The Six,” a new initiative geared towards alleviating food insecurity with a focus on families in the GTA that have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
GlobalMedic has facilities city-wide dedicated to packaging thousands of pounds of food to help supply our city’s food banks during this time of need. By combining GlobalMedic’s established emergency response infrastructure with HUT’s operational efficiencies to deliver grocery care packages to families, we are able to further scale our operations in an exponential manner. Feed The Six will provide healthy grocery care packages consisting of a variety of goods that include pantry staples and grocery goods such as: lentils, barley, rice, green peas, et cetera. HUT will be supplementing GlobalMedic’s offerings with eggs, fresh fruits, and other goods.Packages will be delivered right to the doorsteps of the families or can be picked up at a local contactless drive-thru location set-up by HUT.
As of today, Hand Up Toronto has:– Delivered grocery care packages to over 1,000 families throughout the GTA– A growing network of over 100 volunteers which includes 20 volunteer drivers– Raised over $20,000 with 100% of proceeds going directly to the families in need
With over 17,000 families currently signed up on HUT’s list requesting assistance, it is evident that food insecurity remains a pressing issue in Toronto – an issue that will require the combined efforts of more than just one charity to be resolved. At its core, Feed the Six is a representation of two agencies standing together with the mission to alleviate food insecurity in these times of uncertainty and need. At the end of the day, Feed the Six strives to serve the community through unified efforts to lend a hand up against poverty and hunger.