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How this Toronto man created an 'Uber Eats-style' food rescue program

"Tony Colley knows what it feels like to be hungry.


Three years ago at age 44, the former banker had only $278 to his name after a failed business venture. He went on welfare, paid his rent, but didn't have enough to eat through the day and fuel his six-foot-five-inch frame.


"I would have my first meal around three o'clock in the afternoon," said Colley. "I would get up in the morning and go to the gym so I wouldn't have to think about eating."


He hid this secret from everyone except his mother. Depression sank in deep.


"I just kept up with appearances by keeping a roof over my head," said Colley who admitted he was too embarrassed to use a food bank at the time."


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