Serving up Smiles
Food has the power to build vibrant communities by helping bridge social gaps and reduce marginalization or stigma in diverse areas, such as Malvern in Scarborough. Over the last four years there has been a rise in the number of seniors and single parents accessing the Malvern Healthy Community Cupboard food bank. Often poverty, poor health, employment & housing security, and access to services are major barriers in the health and well-being of low-income residents in Malvern.
Malvern Eats, a grassroots multi-agency collaboration, provides residents with a hot, healthy meal served in a restaurant style lunch setting. Every Wednesday, dedicated staff and community volunteers serve delicious meals with warmth and compassion to over 150 guests, and give hope to our neighbors in need. Guests share a sumptuous meal, socialize, and learn about various programs, services and resources available in the community.
Launched on March 3rd, 2016 with Muslim Welfare Centre as lead agency, and the support of Taibu Community Health Centre, 1 LoveMalvern, 42 Division Toronto Police Service, Malvern Food Bank/Seventh Day Adventist, and Malven Presbyterian Church, this new program has served over 19,000 meals with the help of 250+ volunteers from all walks of life with a mission – Service with Smiles
Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities abound, so please consider giving us your time. Sponsor one meal, a handful, or the entire Wednesday program, starting at just $4 per meal. To learn more, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|March 6||11:30 AM – 1:00 PM||Taibu Community Health Centre||27 Tapscott Road, Scarborough|
|March 13||11:30 AM – 1:00 PM||Taibu Community Health Centre||27 Tapscott Road, Scarborough|
|March 20||11:30 AM – 1:00 PM||Taibu Community Health Centre||27 Tapscott Road, Scarborough|
|March 27||11:30 AM – 1:00 PM||Taibu Community Health Centre||27 Tapscott Road, Scarborough|