Feed It Forward, an organization that helps those with food insecurities, is about to open the world’s first pay-what-you-can grocery store in Toronto.
Unlike your typical local supermarket, it will operate as a fully stocked grocery store, with a bakery, coffee shop, and a soup bar, while only selling produce from Feed It Forward’s farm, Greenwood Farms, in Whitby.
Located at 3324 Dundas Street West in The Junction, the grocery store aims to be a waste-free, environmentally-friendly facility that will house a Bring Your Own Container (BYOC) program.
And for whatever little waste there is, Feed It Forward has partnered with various local programs that will either recycle or reuse their garbage.
The store will also have a community rooftop garden, living wall and an urban accessible growing space where volunteers will be able to plant and grow organic vegetables for the community.
Feed It Forward’s founder and executive chef Jagger Gordon says patrons will be able to pay what they can, and if they cannot pay they can still receive nutritional food at no cost.
Additionally, patrons will also have the option to pay it forward for someone in need.
Feed It Forward will be unveiling this one of a kind grocery store to the public this Saturday, June 16, from noon to 7 pm.
When: Saturday, June 16
Time: Noon to 7 pm
Where: 3324 Dundas Street West