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Every Soup Kitchen and Food Bank in the Brampton Area

man in checkered shirt receiving a bowl of soup from volunteer's hands gratefully

Throughout years of service to the community, we know what every person deserves: nutritious food, sufficient clothing, and warm shelter. These necessities are vital for getting people back on their feet, but many Canadians lack access to them.  Community is powerful, and many organizations across the Peel region help provide essential care to vulnerable Canadians. […]

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Food Insecurity in Canada: How Regeneration Brampton Helps

Volunteers serving food at a homeless shelter. the image is a close up of a large pot of soup, and a volunteer is handing a bowl full to a person standing in a line.

From humble beginnings as an invitation to pick up a skid of cereal in a work van, Regeneration Outreach Community’s mission to combat food insecurity through an incredibly responsive and relational food rescue program has changed the narrative for Regen’s guest-facing programs and has had a profound impact on Brampton’s food story as a whole.  […]

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Can I Donate Money to a Local Food Bank?

A group of food bank volunteers sorting and listing the donations they received.

Food bank usage is rising all over Canada, with some advocates predicting 60% more Canadians per month will need to be served in 2023. And food banks are about more than food. Food banks can offer skills training, health and wellness resources, or even a great place to wash clothes. This is why money donations […]

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Food Bank Donation Checklist

A food bank volunteer checking the food donations they have received while holding a clipboard.

Food banks are a vital resource in our community that can help provide food and support for those in need. While it’s common to associate food bank donations with holidays or colder months, the truth is that the need for assistance exists throughout the year. There are some items food banks need all year round, […]

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Do Shelters Provide Food for Those Experiencing Homelessness?

Volunteers serving food at a homeless shelter. the image is a close up of a large pot of soup, and a volunteer is handing a bowl full to a person standing in a line.

Many people in Canada struggle with the basic necessities of life: Shelter, food, safety, hygiene, clothing, and access to healthcare. According to research, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic increased household food insecurity in the general population from 14 to 17 percent. This shows that you don’t have to be homeless to be hungry. The […]

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How Do You Qualify for a Food Bank in Ontario?

Women carrying food items to car for food bank

Food banks provide an essential service to our communities. In fact, food bank usage rose 25% across Canada since the beginning of the pandemic, the highest levels we’ve seen since 2008.  Because of how COVID-19 and other world events have significantly altered our citizens’ financial security and well-being, food banks provide the meals people need […]

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Regeneration’s “New Normal” during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“We are all in this together (even if we are two metres apart)!” The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching implications for Regeneration Outreach Community, as adherence to the physical distancing measures that have been established to protect the public has meant that Regeneration has had to find creative ways to fulfil its mission. These changes […]

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