TNO FOOD COLLABORATIVE Make sure no one goes to bed hungry Be part of a community-wide shared initiative that ensures low-income families and seniors have access to food. TNO Food Collaborative TNO has banded together with community groups and residents to form the TNO Food Collaborative, an innovative response to food security for the hardest hit households in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your generous donations help TNO and SummerLunchPlus to come together and provide low-income families and seniors with a monthly food hamper filled with staples. DONATE TODAY How your donation can help families in need $60 Feeds a family of 5 for 1 month $180 Feeds a family of 5 for 3 months $360 Feeds a family of 5 for half year How the TNO Food Collaborative gives back 750 families & 250 seniors supported during Covid-19 Over 800 households & 2,400 people have been provided with food Over 2,700 food hampers were distributed between March & August 2020 TNO makes a direct impact "The services at the TNO Food Collaborative are superb and I was extremely satisfied. The staff are so thoughtful and so kind – nothing to complain about. I appreciate that there are people out there that are willing to help and appreciate the service. I tell all my friends how nice the staff were when I came to the food bank." "Thank you so much for your kindness. I will continue to pray that God will bless the food bank in their efforts to help others during this difficult time" The TNO Foodbank is filling a great need for the community. The staff and volunteers are very supportive and considerate. Thank you TNO for your continued support and service. It is greatly appreciated! Ways to contribute Financial contribution Your contribution has the power to change their world—from helping a family put food on the table to ensuring a senior citizen has access to a nutritious meal. Whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation, every contribution counts OUR STORY The Neighbourhood Organization The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) is a community-based, non-profit charity that strives to support and empower low-income, marginalized and newcomer communities across Toronto. Your generous donations help us provide programs, services and activities that empower the vibrant and diverse individuals of your neighbouring communities. Ready to make a difference in your community? Frequently Asked Questions How will my donation help TNO? Your gift will assist individuals with integrating into Canadian society and labour markets. It will help a newcomer adjust to Canadian culture and lifestyle, give a teenager self-confidence and leadership skills, and may even help a young woman and her children escape domestic violence. How long it will take to get a tax receipt and thank you letter? The tax receipt and the thank-you letter are issued within 24-48 hours of your donation. Can I donate to TNO by cheque? You can donate by sending a cheque to our mailing address: TNO – THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ORGANIZATION18 Thorncliffe Park DriveToronto, Ontario M4H 1N7 Will you accept non cash gifts (can I drop off household items/clothes)? No. This is difficult as CRA expects the charities to follow strict guidelines in issuing Tax Receipts for Non-Cash gifts. Do you have drop-off boxes? No, TNO does not have drop-off boxes. How much are TNO’s administrative costs? TNO's administrative costs are 4%-5%. Do you have a reserve fund for your programs? No, we do not have a reserve fund for the programs. We have a reserve fund for TNO to be used for any eventualities. Who oversees TNO? TNO is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. How do you decide who qualifies for your programs? We strive to ensure our programs reach those most in need and we have different criteria to assess eligibility for each program. Are the programs you offer also government funded? TNO has a variety of funders, and most of our programs are funded by the government or specific foundations.There are, however, many initiatives and activities for which such funding is not readily available. These initiatives and programs are supported through fundraising and donations. If programs are government funded, why do you need additional funds? There are many initiatives and activities for which government funding is not readily available. These initiatives and programs are supported through fundraising and donations. We also need additional funds to support our core infrastructure and to enhance its capacity to cater to the growing needs of our community. Can I limit my donation to a specific program? Yes, you can direct your donation to a specific program.