Leaside Memorial Community Gardens along with our user groups the Leaside Hockey Association, the Leaside Skating Club, the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association, Edge Power Skating and Hockey Extreme are commemorating George Turrell the “King of Leaside” with our 2nd Annual Food Drive for the Thorncliffe Food Bank. This year we are also accepting donations of children’s books!

We look forward to the Community’s enthusiastic participation.

Date and Time:
Saturday, June 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm

“George Turrell Lane” at Leaside Memorial Community Gardens

Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, bins will be available at designated spot and donations will be deposited directly into the bins by the donor. Light refreshments will be served during the event.

You can now drop off both food and gently used children’s book

A children’s book section has been set at the food bank in Thorncliffe. They can’t wait to get books into the hands of the many children whose families access the food bank every month.

Warmer weather traditionally signals a lull in donations, so the George Turrell Food Drive is the perfect opportunity to help Thorncliffe continue to assist families during the summer months.

Some suggested items include:

  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and especially feminine hygiene pads
  • cereal
  • peanut butter
  • 2 kg bags of sugar
  • canned fruits, vegetables, and soup
  • diced tomatoes
  • crackers
  • jam
  • tea and coffee
  • canned kidney beans and mixed beans
  • juice

If you wish, you can make a cash donation
Online visit donate.tno-toronto.org/ and select TNO Food Collaborative from the drop-down menu to donate to the food bank.

If you wish to write a cheque, make it out to The Neighbourhood Organization, and in the memo section please write “Food Bank”.
Send it by mail to:

The Neighbourhood Organization
18 Thorncliffe Park Dr., Toronto ON M4H 1N7

See you all Saturday, June 25th between 10am and 2pm!