About Us

Next closure date = Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Important Announcement: Appointment Based Service

St. James Food Basket will give appointment times only to those who live within our catchment area. Our resources, both in terms of supporting our existing clients and the availability of volunteers, are significantly strained and stretched to their limits. Those who live out of our boundaries will be provided information to access their local food bank.

We remain committed to serving our community to the best of our abilities. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this situation.

With the warm weather upon us, we want to ensure all clients are safe while waiting outside.

Stay hydrated! Bring plenty of water in a refillable bottle.
Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and/or bring an umbrella for additional shade.
Bring your own bags. This allows us to serve you faster and keeps the line moving.

St. James Food Basket is a market-style food bank supporting people in central Etobicoke.  We strive to provide a positive, relaxed environment where participants have the opportunity to sit, chat and share a cup of coffee, bowl of soup or whatever we have on hand.

Covid-19 Pandemic Hours of Operation:

Wednesdays   1 – 4 pm

St. James Food Basket continues to operate under special COVID-19 Protocol.

Wednesday Closures:
February 22, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 24, 2023
July 5, 2023
August 9, 2023
September 6, 2023
October 11, 2023
November 29, 2023
December 27, 2023

Local Ukrainian Support Announcement:
Ukrainian Canadian Parachutes
160 North Queen St. (Across from Walmart plaza)
Provides clothing and basic necessities to newly displaced Ukrainian persons.
Ukrainian Canadian Parachutes Webs