FoodLink is a volunteer-staffed telephone referral service that connects people with the food programs in their neighbourhoods. The FoodLink database contains over 1300 food program listings in Toronto.
The Hotline has been operating since 1985- one of the first programs FoodShare established after its founding. Originally, the Hunger Hotline, as it was called, primarily referred callers to food banks and other emergency programs.
In 1997, the name was changed to FoodLink, to reflect an expanded mandate of referral to all types of food programs. In partnership with Community Information Toronto, the system was computerized and expanded to include everything from congregate dining for seniors to nutrition counseling, pre-natal programs, Good Food Box drop-offs and community gardens.
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Area Served: Toronto