Served Per Week
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 and 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 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|