Up to $330,000 is available to a non-profit organization with the experience, capacity and commitment to ensure an efficient and consistent delivery of healthy foods to 30 Toronto drop-ins and to take an active and often leadership role in the Advisory Committee. This includes logistics, coordination, procurement, weekly deliveries and regular financial and results reporting to SSHA. Applicants must demonstrate that they have experience in and/or good working knowledge of procurement and food delivery, customer service and partnership development.

Please contact Karen Toro Romero to receive a copy of the Request for Proposals requirements and application. Karen can be reached at 416-338-8217 or at Karen.ToroRomero@toronto.ca.

Project Objectives

  • To sustain and improve regular and reliable access to nutritious food for people who are homeless or marginally housed;
  • To improve client outcomes by ensuring access to nutritious food, including but not limited to improving the health of drop-in service users; and
  • To support Toronto drop-ins by purchasing and distributing healthy food in bulk to member agencies on a weekly basis.

Key Dates

Information Session: Monday, August 27, 2018, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Room 310, 3rd floor, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto

Addenda Posted: August 31, 2018.

Submissions Due: Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4 p.m.

Recommendations Approved and Notifications Sent: Week of October 8, 2018

Funding Commences: January 1, 2019

Information Session

Agencies interested in making an application are strongly encouraged to attend the information session on August 27, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Metro Hall, room 310. To register for the information session, please contact Karen Toro Romero at Karen.ToroRomero@toronto.ca.

Questions and Addenda

All questions and updates to the Request for Proposals (RFP) will be posted as addenda on this site. Addenda 1 has been posted. There will not be a second addenda as no new questions were received.

Assessment and Funding

Assessment and funding decisions will be made by a committee convened by the City of Toronto. Proposal evaluation results shall be the property of the City. The results may be subject to public release pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The successful applicant will sign a 12-month funding agreement with the City of Toronto.

Up to $330,000 will be available for the delivery of this service for the funding period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Interested organizations should contact Karen Toro Romero at Karen.ToroRomero@toronto.ca.