Food as a platform to bring people together.


For people who are chronically homeless, being able to access healthy food is not easy.

Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness (MJRH) outreach van has been providing sandwiches as part of our services, but we want to step it up a notch to address the challenges of our clients who are not likely to access drop-ins or food banks by providing warm, nourishing meals.

Interested in volunteering? Check out our volunteer position or directly apply through our online application.

Program Description

The Meal Box program addresses the connection between food insecurity, poverty, economic vulnerability and social isolation by providing work placements for 5 to 10 individuals with lived experience of poverty and/homelessness, training them to work in a kitchen and prepare healthy meals throughout the duration of their work placement.

Kitchen Coordinators work alongside volunteers to help prepare and package 70 healthy meals, four nights per week. The meals are distributed to individuals in Toronto experiencing chronic homelessness on our MJRH outreach van.

If you’re interested in knowing what a day in the Meal Box Kitchen is like, check out this blog post by former summer student Hannah Ziegler to find out!

You can also participate in Meal Box by donating kitchen items that are in good condition to help volunteers in preparing delicious meals distributed on the MJRH outreach van.

Donate items for Meal Box

Interested in supporting the Meal Box Program?

Contact Brandon Lablong to discuss sponsorship opportunities at    

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