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Creating Health Plus

A Training Day for the Cooks and Volunteers that work in homeless Drop-ins & Shelters

George Brown Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts
300 Adelaide Street, Toronto

Wednesday October 26, 2011
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Daily Bread Food Bank is working in partnership with George Brown College and the City of Toronto to create a free day-long cooking workshop for 100 cooks and kitchen volunteers from homeless drop-in centres and shelters across the city. Many of the people who attend this training are service users who help to prepare meals in the homeless drop-ins and shelters.

This is the 10th time this hands-on event has been held and there will be cake!

This workshop helps to promote healthy meals in the drop-ins where thousands of homeless and marginally housed people eat every day. Drop-ins often rely on donations for the food they cook, making it very difficult to plan nutritious meals in advance.

This training day is a chance for the volunteers, cooks and kitchen helpers to cook in small groups with George Brown Chefs and Chef Apprentices in the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts state-of-the-art kitchens. The participants learn how to prepare recipes that they can take back and use in their agencies.

At the end of the day, participants sit together and eat what they have cooked. Whatever is left at the end of the day is sent to one of the participating drop-ins.


Sacha Bradley
George Brown College
(416) 415-5000 x 3007
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Date Added: October 25, 2011 | Filed under: Events — Jessica @ 4:07 pm

Grocery Innovation Show – Event Tear Down Volunteers

On Tuesday, October 25th, we’re looking for volunteers who enjoy lifting, loading and pushing heavy things (40 pounds of food at a time!). We’ll be starting at 3 p.m. and finishing around 8:30 p.m.  The location is at the Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Road. You will be helping to collect food donations that will be distributed to people struggling with hunger across Toronto. Spare as little or as much time as you can. If interested, please email Laurie at for more information.

Date Added: October 21, 2011 | Filed under: News, Volunteer Opportunities — Jessica @ 4:07 pm

Halloween for Hunger

Just because our Fall Drive has ended doesn’t mean it’s too late to get involved in running a food drive for Daily Bread.

Halloween for Hunger is an initiative spearheaded by Free the Children that encourages youth to get involved in their community by raising food for local food banks. Instead of going door-to-door getting candy, youth raise awareness about hunger problems in Toronto at the same time as collecting non-perishable food donations. You can find out more at Free the Children’s Halloween for Hungersite or register a food drive with Daily Bread.

You can drop off your donations at any local fire hall OR if you collect over 300 pounds of food (about 30 file-sized boxes or grocery bags), you can call Daily Bread at 416-203-0050 to arrange for a free pick up.

Date Added: October 19, 2011 | Filed under: Events — Jessica @ 4:09 pm