MarkeTo BIA Seasonal Food Drives Donating to Families in Need

Since its inception, the MarkeTo District has always been focused on community, and along with its wide array of cultural influences, one of the pillars of the community around the district and the businesses, organizations and individuals who live and work here has been lending a helping hand when needed.

This is never more showcased by the significant efforts made regarding assisting families in need and addressing food security issues through multiple food drives throughout the year. Over the course of any year, the MarkeTo District collects thousands of pounds of nonperishable food items to be donated to local food banks. In 2018 alone, the MarkeTo District Food Drives collected approximately 3,200 lbs of food, all donated to North York Harvest, a local food bank.

The entities, businesses and organizations that participate might be incredibly different themselves, and can include schools, churchs, grocery stores, furniture stores, fish and meat shops, bakeries, delis, tattoo parlers, hardware stores, autoshops and banks, but all of these organizations come together with the goal of assisting those in need.

The MarkeTo District BIA would like to recognize, in no particular order, those organizations who have supported our Food Drives in the community, either through direct donations, promotion or any other contributions:


Participating Members & Organizations

Active Green & Ross
Azores Auto Group
Bellini Custom Cabinets
Bologna Pastificio
Camarras Pizza
CIBC (Dufferin Branch)
City Fish Market
Darosa Cafe & Restaurant
Dentistry on Dufferin
Market Balkan
Fieldstone Day School 
Glen Village Family Dental
Home Hardware
IC Savings (Dufferin Branch)
Lady York Foods
Lanterra Developments
Pauline Books and Media
RBC Royal Bank
Tasco Appliances
Terra Nova Nova Bakery and Pastry
The Dufferin Meat Store
Triangle Physiotherapy
YB Normal Tattoo
York Dollar & More

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