Toronto partners with meal kit service to help feed recently-housed families

Apr 29 2021, 11:53 am

The City of Toronto has partnered with HelloFresh to gift boxes to recently housed families who have experienced homelessness in the city.

According to a release, the City’s Rapid Rehousing Initiative (RRHI) provides access to permanent Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) units for those who need it the most.

“These HelloFresh donations will provide balanced meals with fresh ingredients to people we serve who might not necessarily have access otherwise. People are on very fixed incomes, and fresh foods cost more, hence why processed foods are more often the option,” said Renee Lavallee, Supervisor Social Assistance for the City of Toronto’s Rapid Rehousing Initiative.

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“We are thankful for the opportunity to work with HelloFresh and for their donation to the people we serve, and for the opportunity to provide families a chance to try new things and gain new experience through food!”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on families and individuals living in the shelter system or experiencing homelessness in Toronto, this effort aims to provide fresh food and ingredients, as well as recipes to enjoy at home.

“We’re really happy to see these quality meal kits made with fresh ingredients go to families who could really use them right now,” said HelloFresh CEO and Founder, Ian Brooks.

“For the single parent with ten other things on their mind, or the excited kids eager to taste something different, these meal kits are more than just dinner. They represent peace of mind and the opportunity to cook and share a new, delicious recipe with the ones you love in your new home.”

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