Resources Available during COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Resources:

Black Creek Community Farm

Patients in the Jane-Finch neighbourhood who require emergency food support can call 416-393-6381 ext. 100 or fill out an online application by clicking on the following link:

Toronto Foodlink Hotline (FoodShare)

416-392-6655 or 211

The Salvation Army York Community Church

1100 Weston Road

Limited appointments are available early Thursday evenings only for those who work or attend school during the day. Call 416-766-1361, ext 1 to book an evening appointment

Patients can make a food bank appointment here:

North York Harvest 

In response to COVID-19, locations and times are subject to change

Call 416-635-7771 or email

Click link below for interactive map of local food banks:

Second Harvest Meal Program


Meal Delivery Pilot Project

Toronto Street Food Bank

191 New Toronto St, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2E7

Income Resources:

Employment Insurance

  • The one-week waiting period for EI sickness benefits will be waived for new claimants who are quarantined so they can be paid for the first week of their claim

For more information, click link below:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response: Applications start early April 2020

    • Emergency Care Benefit (temporary income relief for workers and parents)
      • providing up to $900 bi-weekly, for up to 15 weeks
  • Emergency Support Benefit (support to workers who are not eligible for EI and who are facing unemployment)

For more information, click the link below:

COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad

Mental Health

COVID-19 Anxiety Handout

What to do if you are anxious or worried about coronavirus?

Big White Wall

Helpful Family Health website links