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Tuesday April 23 – GTAA Spring Hope Food Drive

The GTAA Spring Hope Food Drive is tomorrow night! Apartments from across Toronto will be participating in Canada’s largest door-to-door food drive. If your building is participating, you’ll probably have already seen posters up in your apartment lobby. Volunteers (and neighbours) will be going door-to-door tomorrow night collecting food donations for Daily Bread Food Bank. Won’t be home? That’s okay! Leave your donations out by your door on your way out Tuesday and volunteers will collect them. Our most-needed food items include canned fruits and vegetables, baby food and formula, rice, pasta, canned/dried beans as well as canned meat/tuna, powdered or tetra pak cartons of milk, pasta sauce and soup.

Date Added: April 22, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Fundraising Events, News — Anderson @ 1:08 pm

Calling all taste-leaders, food-lovers and do-gooders

Daily Bread announces 2nd annual Ultimate Food Challenge on May 8

TORONTO – What happens when you get three celebrity chefs competing in front of judges including Arlene Dickinson (star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision) and Leslie Roberts (anchor, News Hour and News Hour Final at Global Toronto)? An evening of the finest foodie fight in Toronto, as heavy hitters including chefs Alexandra Feswick (Samuel J. Moore and the Great Hall), Jason Parsons (Peller Estates Winery Restaurant) and Eron Novalski (Aria Restaurant) battle it out at Daily Bread’s 2nd annual Ultimate Food Challenge.

A fundraising event with flair, chefs will create epicurean delights using items from a typical Daily Bread hamper box. They’ll also provide their own showcase smalls, which guests will enjoy along with gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared and served by Daily Bread’s Catering Kitchen, and a cocktail reception.  Round out the evening with an espresso and dessert bar, silent auction and entertainment.

Last year’s inaugural Ultimate Food Challenge raised over $100,000 to help support Daily Bread’s Food Services Training Program, which provided 170,000 nutritious meals last year to shelters, schools and other meal programs serving low-income children and adults at more than 100 community agencies in neighbourhoods across Toronto.

What: Daily Bread’s 2nd annual Ultimate Food Challenge
When: Wednesday, May 8 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Tickets: Tickets are $150 and are on sale now at
Who: A cast of celebrity talent – check out our website as we release more names.

Sponsored by Campbell’s and Nutella.

Daily Bread Food Bank

Proceeds from the 2013 Ultimate Food Challenge will support Daily Bread’s Kitchen Program which includes the Food Services Training Program for individuals facing barriers to employment. With five full-time professional staff onsite each day to teach and guide the trainees, this one-of-a-kind comprehensive program has successfully fostered job readiness and confidence in our trainees, both professionally and personally. To find out more about how Daily Bread’s 2nd annual Ultimate Food Challenge, check out our website at

Date Added: April 2, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, News, Ultimate Food Challenge — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Anderson @ 3:00 pm