Compassion, integrity, collaboration
Fighting food insecurity in our communities
Creating equitable access to food supports in marginalized communities
“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 13 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 and 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, seniors buildings, drop-in centres and apartment buildings.
Locations We Serve
|Byng Towers:||3330 Danforth Rd|
|McClain Apartments:||10 Glen Everest Rd|
|Warden Woods 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|
|Ripples of Kindness:||381 Sherbourne St|
|TCH Adanac:||140 Adanac Dr|
|TCH Gilder:||31 Gilder Dr|
|TCH Eglinton:||3171 Eglinton Ave E|
|Faith in Action Food Hub:||670 Progress Ave|
|East Scarborough Storefront:||4040 Lawrence Ave E|
Our Board Members
Denise Indira Steele
Chloe Hao Li