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Oasis Dufferin Community Centre

Peanut butter is a hot commodity

Many parents have been shocked to realize the volume of food their children eat in a given day.  Is it possible that all these kids are growing brain cells at an alarming rate due to the unquestionable homeschooling skills of their parents?  Or that all those hours of screen time are actually being spent doing PE with Joe, the Body Coach?  Hum, possible.

A lot of us now realize how much school and daycare snacks helped supplement the grocery bills and how much our pre-pandemic daytime activities helped keep our minds off food.

Just as food consumption has likely spiked in your house, The Oasis Dufferin Community Centre has seen a sharp increase in demand for their weekly Food Bank service which supports neighbours in and around the Dufferin / Dupont area.  Typically, anywhere from 145-150 households access their weekly food service.   Since the start of Covid-19, they are seeing 25-30 new families every week.  And the trend isn’t expected to let up, particularly as hardships caused by the pandemic settle in.

How you can help

Protein is their top requested item (peanut butter, tuna, and canned meat). We’re pooling funds for a shopping trip to restock their protein supply.  A jar of PB can go a long way for a family with hungry kids!

$325.00 of $250.00 target

2 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
May 28, 2020

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More Details: Oasis Dufferin Community Centre

The Oasis Dufferin Community Centre has been supporting neighbours in and around the Dufferin / Dupont area for over 25 years.
Oasis is a community of diverse people that come together to learn and help each other. They offer a food bank, a weekly community dinner, trauma support for Spanish-speaking women, English classes, a Spanish seniors club and a Repair Cafe where anyone can drop off a broken toaster or ripped pants to be fixed or mended. As a volunteer run organization, they value the support of a wider community to offer the services their members rely on.
Location: 
1219 Dufferin Street, Toronto M6H 4C2

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