About Us

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Our Mission & Vision

At 5n2, we have expanded from our beginnings as a soup kitchen to a multi food program hub. To serve our community at a grassroots level, we offer the following programs under the 5n2 umbrella. While we continue to serve free meals to all who need one, we have expanded our services to include a free food pantry, a community garden.

“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. 5n2 Kitchens was birthed, 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 3500 meals at eleven 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.

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 We Serve

Byng Towers: 3330 Danforth Rd
McClain Apartments: 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 Park: 3945 Lawrence Ave. E
Mainstay Housing: 550 Kingston Rd
Paroisse du Sacré-Cœur: 381 Sherbourne St
TCH Adanac: 140 Adanac Dr
TCH Gilder: 31 Gilder Dr
TCH Eglinton: 3171 Eglinton Ave E

 

Our Community & Food Rescue Partners