Date Added: October 27, 2011 | Filed under: News — Jessica @ 9:18 pm
If you are planning on going trick or treating this year (or just really love Hallowe’en), why not collect food for your local food bank instead? If you need some help getting started, check out Meal Exchange’s information on Trick or Eat or Halloween for Hunger at Free the Children. Thirty-six percent of people who come to food banks are children and in the GTA 19 per cent of children who need food banks go hungry once a week. You can make a difference!
Throwing a Hallowe’en party? Why not ask guests to bring a non-perishable food item with them as well? Food donations can be dropped off at your local fire hall. We are always in need of canned meat and fish, as well as baby formula, canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice and canned or dried beans.
Date Added: October 25, 2011 | Filed under: Events — Jessica @ 4:07 pm
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.
George Brown College
(416) 415-5000 x 3007
Date Added: October 21, 2011 | Filed under: News, Volunteer Opportunities — Jessica @ 4:07 pm
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 email@example.com for more information.
Date Added: October 20, 2011 | Filed under: Blog — Jessica @ 4:08 pm
Our Fall Drive results are released, and though the drive is over, we need donations throughout the year. Run a Halloween for Hunger food drive, get a team together for the 5th Annual Food Sort Challenge, join Gail Nyberg at Tampon Tuesday or buy gifts through GiveGet and some of the proceeds will be donated to Daily Bread. Click here to read all the news.
Date Added: October 19, 2011 | Filed under: Events — Jessica @ 4:09 pm
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 18, 2011 | Filed under: News — Jessica @ 4:10 pm
Our Food Services Training Program is expanding to include a Catering Kitchen, with an official launch happening at Shamba Foundation on Thursday night.
The Food Services Training Program provides intensive hands-on training for up to 30 people a year who are experiencing difficulties finding a job. This could be because they have lost their job, need to retrain but can’t afford it, or require more Canadian work experience. The trainees help cook and provide over 150,000 meals a year to drop in programs and shelters across the city.
The Catering Kitchen will let our trainees further develop skills that will help them find jobs by preparing and serving meals from the kitchen for corporate parties, meetings and conferences. Profits from the Catering Kitchen will go to improving and expanding the Food Services Training Program itself, with the goal that one day the Food Services Training Program can be fully funded by the Catering Kitchen. To find out more, please click here.
Date Added: October 17, 2011 | Filed under: Events — Jessica @ 4:11 pm
Daily Bread Food Bank needs your help with one of our largest third party events, Canstruction, taking place this November in the Cadillac Fairview buildings at Bay and Wellington in Toronto.
We need up to 100 volunteers to help deliver and take down food at the event. This will be a physical day of work moving thousands of pounds of food. Volunteers will need to be capable of lifting 20lbs and moving skids of food for at least 4 hours.
Sunday, November 6, 8a.m. to 5p.m.
Delivering skids of food to build site.
Friday, November 11, 6 to 10p.m.
Tearing down structures and putting food in bins.
Saturday, November 12, 7a.m. to 12p.m.
Tearing down structures and putting food in bins.
Sign up for one, or all days, for a minimum of 4 hours per day.
Earn high school volunteer hours
Canstruction is a fantastic event where over 20 local architectural and design firms compete to see who can create the best structures built entirely of canned goods. After the week-long event, all food is donated to Daily Bread. Visit the Canstruction website to see the structures from last year and for more information on this cool event!
Joelle Efford-Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-203-0050 x225
Date Added: | Filed under: Blog — Jessica @ 4:10 pm
Buy tickets to go see The Addams Family, playing at Toronto Centre for the Arts (November 16-27) and a portion of the proceeds will go to Daily Bread!
Find out more >>
Date Added: October 12, 2011 | Filed under: Events — Jessica @ 4:13 pm
Join hosts Gail Nyberg (executive director of Daily Bread Food Bank) and Eden Cannon (Event Coordinator at J.S.T. Productions Inc) at Jack Astors on Tuesday, October 25th for Tampon Tuesday. A monthly event, please don’t forget to bring a donation of tampons and/or feminine hygiene products with you! From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tampon Tuesday October 2011
Date Added: October 10, 2011 | Filed under: News — Jessica @ 4:14 pm
UPDATE: So far our Fall Drive has raised $240,000 and almost 200,000 lbs of food.
Our goal this fall is to raise $400,000 and 400,000lbs of food. With only 7 days left in our Fall Drive, we still have a long LONG way to go! Help us reach our goal so we can continue to fight hunger in our community.Donate Today!
• Sign-up and run your own food or fund drive
• Donate online, call 416-203-0050 or mail a cheque to: Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M8V 2E7.
• Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall, Loblaws, valu-mart, Real Canadian Superstore or nofrills.
Our Fall Drive ends October 14th.