Community Engagement

Clothing, Food and Furniture Banks

SCARBOROUGH FURNITURE BANK(SFB)

Our furniture bank provides gently used furniture and household items to families and individuals.  The furniture bank is often used by community members who are being housed for the first time or leaving a shelter.

Location:  1960 Ellesmere Road, Unit 5, Scarborough, ON

Referral Process:  Clients require a referral from a housing worker who works for a registered SFB partner agency.  Each partner is allotted a specific number of referrals that they can make each month and determine who suits the criteria best.  All SCHC referrals to the SFB are made by the Homelessness Intervention Coordinator after suitability is determined.  

Registration & Access:  SFB partners submit all client information for registration.  Clients may access this program one time unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Eligibility:  Basic guidelines are provided to each SFB partner agency and it is up to the referring worker to decide based on these guidelines.  These include those who have been recently housed after leaving a shelter, newcomers who are settling, those working with Public Health after having bed bugs and individuals who do not have furniture.

Catchment Area:  Residents of Scarborough or those moving into Scarborough.

Fees:  Delivery fees range from $75-$200.

 

CLOTHING BANK PROGRAM

Our clothing bank provides gently used clothing to families and individuals.  The clothing bank is often used by community members who are being housed for the first time or leaving a shelter.  The clothing bank has an inventory of clothing in all fashions and sizes.

Location:  4100 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, ON

Referral Process:  Self-referral

Registration & Access:  Clients register through the food bank when it is open.  They may attend the clothing bank once (1) each month.  They may access up to 5 clothing items for each family member. 

Eligibility:  Open to community members who self-identify as having a low-income.

Documentation:  Clients are issued a membership card after registering which is then presented at each visit.

Catchment Area:  Scarborough

Fees:  Free

 

FOOD BANK PROGRAM

Our food bank has been identified by Daily Bread Food Bank as the most used food bank in the Scarborough area. We serve a diverse population of single parent-led families, seniors, newcomers and single adults. Our statistics show an increase of usage year after year and ¼ of our users have at least one family member with Type II diabetes. We are deeply concerned about these statistics and work diligently to not only extend food but to respect and support all of our food bank users.

Location: 4100 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, ON

Referral Process:  Self-referral

Registration & Access:  Clients register during program times and self-select how often they access each month however, no more than one (1) visit each week.

Eligibility:  Open to community members who self-identify as having a low-income.

Documentation:  None required however, clients should be prepared to answer some questions at intake and may be asked to provide supporting documents.

Catchment Area:  Markham Road to Port Union, 401 to Lake Ontario.  *So long as clients are not accessing other DBFB members, they are welcome to come here.

Fees:  Free

If you would like to register for these programs or support neighbours in need, please contact us for more information or visit our Calendar of Events.  If you would like more information or to register for the 2015 Winter Hamper Program click here.