Ironically We Need More Bananas


Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

Snacks are in high demand these days

At a time when the world is going bananas, it’s ironic that we actually need more bananas, but that’s the case over at Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC).  Our local men’s homeless shelter is open 24/7 during the COVID-19 crisis and most of their members will be staying onsite during the day.  This will put additional pressure on their temporary cook and it means more food is needed for morning and afternoon snacks.

How you can help

The team at CONC is asking for fresh fruit and snacks to have on hand throughout the day.  We’re still working out the logistics for the produce, but all pooled funds will go towards fruit and healthy snacks for the members of CONC over the next few weeks.



$500.00 of $500.00 target

13 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
March 25, 2020

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More Details: Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre

The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (CONC) is a multi-service agency in West Downtown Toronto. They provide essential services to vulnerable community members including children, youth, adults and seniors living in poverty. Their services are offered to those lacking food and income security, homeless, underhoused, and experiencing other barriers to living healthy lives and participating fully in the community.

They operate a 68 bed men’s shelter at 973 Lansdowne Avenue, a 30 bed men’s shelter at 850/854 Bloor Street West, and 20 units of transitional housing. The housing team at CONC is committed to decreasing on-going shelter use by facilitating comprehensive support and community follow up support. They also help clients to increase their income, social inclusion and supportive community linkages, contributing to housing stability. Eighty-five percent (85%) of their clients residing in permanent supportive housing have retained their housing for 1 year or more.
973 Lansdowne Avenue

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