Random Acts of Canadian by RBC

Feeding Toronto’s Hungry

Steve Kidron its a former newcomer to Canada, having worked in the food industry throughout his life, started an organization called Kitchen 24 to create a space for people to come together to create meals for those in need.

At the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis, Steve saw a need. Businesses were shutting down, community support & organizations were closing and many people had lost employment. In this moment, he knew there was a need. A need to feed Toronto.

You see, Steve knows what it’s like to be hungry. He knows what it feels like to be unsure of where the next meal is coming from. When Steve first came to Toronto, he lived on the streets, having accessed the occasional garbage can to find a meal and existing with hardly anything in his pocket. In this moment of Covid, he felt compelled to step into action to help. Steve started self-funding the making of many meals daily to ensure that no one gets left behind or suffers from hunger in this time.

To date, Steve, along with local chefs and volunteers across our city have serviced over 40 community organizations and have provided over 30,000 meals to those in need

Kitchen 24 is entirely a labour of love, run solely by volunteers, so there are no labour costs involved.

Check out the go fund me page here https://www.gofundme.com/f/helpkitchen24feedtoronto

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Date: June 10 2020

Submitted by: Steve K

Location: Toronto, ON