Served Per Week
Our Mission & Vision
At 5n2, we are more than just a kitchen. To serve the community at a grassroots level, we are now offering the following programs under the 5n2 umbrella. While we will continue to serve free meals to all who need one, we are expanding our services to include a community garden, a free food pantry, and Meals4U, a subsidized meal delivery program targeting seniors and others.
“When I spoke to people about my vision, I began to see that there are many people who have the heart to serve, but simply need a platform to give of their time and resources.”
– Seema David, Founder
How We Got Started
5n2 was founded by Seema David in 2013. Seema immigrated to Canada in 2007 and while commuting to work downtown each day, she was shocked by the homelessness that was evident on the streets of Toronto. At the same time, she was meeting other new immigrants in Scarborough who were struggling to feed their families.
Determined to help her community, Seema began to serve soup three days a week. Soon, this became 5n2 Kitchens, operating out of a shared space at the Global Kingdom Ministries church kitchen.
In early 2019, 5n2 moved into its own space. We continued to expand our operations in order to keep up with the growing issues surrounding food insecurity.
Currently, we are serving over 1500 meals at nine locations each week and supplying much needed grocery hampers to the more isolated in our neighborhoods.
Alongside our kitchen, we run additional programs such as 5n2 Food Pantry, 5n2 Community Garden, and our subsidized meal program – Meals4U.
Who We Serve
We strive to minimize poverty, hunger and food insecurity in our communities. We work with partner organizations to bring fresh, warm meals to local residents, serving at food banks, shelters, senior’s buildings, drop-in centres and apartment buildings.
Locations That We Serve
|Byng Towers:||3330 Danforth Rd|
|McLaine:||10 Glen Everest Rd|
|Warden Woods Community 24-Hour Respite Site:||705 Progress Ave|
|TCH Empringham:||50 Empringham Drive|
|TCH Kingston Galloway:||4301 Kingston Rd|
|TCH Lawrence Orton:||3945 Lawrence Ave. E|