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Ice Storm Food Relief

The Ontario provincial government is coordinating a program to provide some money towards replacing perishable food lost due to power outages as a result of last week’s ice storm. Families will be eligible for up to $100, and individuals $50 in grocery gift cards. The cards will be available at Ontario Works offices from December 31 to January 3. Please note those offices will be closed on January 1st. For more information, or to find out where your closest Ontario Works office is located, please click here.

Looking to donate to ice storm relief? Click here to make a donation now. Under ‘How would you like to designate your gift’ you can choose to make your gift to either the ‘Government Gift Card program for ice storm relief’ or ‘Food bank clients affected by the storm’.


Date Added: December 30, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, News — Anderson @ 12:18 pm



Holiday Drive extended until January 10

Daily Bread’s Holiday Drive has been extended until January 10th.

The Holiday Drive is currently at $2,078,000 with a goal of $2.5 million. However, food donations are very slow with 438,000 pounds of food raised, with a goal of 1 million pounds.

Donations of non-perishable, nutritious food can be dropped off at local fire halls or participating grocery stores. To find your closest donation drop off, please click here.

Most needed food items include canned fish/meat, peanut butter, pasta sauce, pasta, rice, canned or dried beans/lentils, powdered milk and canned fruits or vegetables.


Date Added: | Filed under: Blog, Holiday Drive, News — Anderson @ 10:51 am



Media Advisory – Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

Volunteers sort through Holiday Drive food donations

 WHAT:             Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

Hundreds of volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations on Friday and Saturday at Daily Bread Food Bank. The Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts are a popular community event, with over 600 volunteer spots filling up online in only 20 minutes.

The Holiday Drive ends December with goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food. As of December 23, $1.76 million and 350,000 pounds of food have been donated.

Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required.

 WHEN:

Friday, December 27. 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 28. 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:          Daily Bread Food Bank. 191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)

GENERAL HOLIDAY DRIVE INFORMATION

The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at www.dailybread.ca. You can also mail cheques 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 or participating grocery stores. Most needed food items include canned fish, peanut butter, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned/dried beans, baby food and formula, powdered milk and canned fruits and vegetables.

 

 


Date Added: December 23, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, Holiday Drive, News — Anderson @ 1:51 pm



Holiday Drop-In Hours & Meal Lists

Attached is a downloadable list of all drop-in programs and meals that will be open over the holidays, from December 21st to January 5th. Schedules can sometimes change without notice, please make sure to call ahead to confirm times.

Click here to download the 2013-2014 Holiday Drop-In Hours and Meal Programs

 


Date Added: | Filed under: Blog, Information, Meal Programs, News — Anderson @ 8:52 am



Daily Bread Holiday Drive short on food donations

Daily Bread needs to raise $1 million and 800,000 pounds of food in order to reach its Holiday Drive goals by December 31.

With two weeks to go in Daily Bread’s biggest food and fund drive, the Holiday Drive has so far raised $1.4 million and almost 200,000 pounds of food, with goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food.

“Food donations have been slow, but typically most of those donations will come in over the next week, just before Christmas”, said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread’s executive director. “A million dollars in two weeks is certainly ambitious, but we’re more than halfway to our dollar goal of $2.5 million.”

Donations from the Holiday Drive will help Daily Bread continue to provide food for over 200 food programs and 66,000 visits to food banks a month. Donations of nutritious, non-perishable food can be dropped off at any local fire hall or participating grocery store. Most needed food items include peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish and meat, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, powdered or tetra pak cartons on milk, canned or dried beans, lentils or your family’s favourite nutritious, non-perishable food.

Financial donations can be made online at www.dailybread.ca or by mailing a cheque to Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto St., Toronto, Ontario, M8V2E7. Every dollar donated means Daily Bread can provide $5 worth of food.

 

 


Date Added: December 18, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, Holiday Drive, News — Tags: , , , , — Anderson @ 5:06 pm



Media Advisory: Daily Bread & Second Harvest partner with Ontario Food Terminal

Photo-Op: Feeding families across Toronto

Daily Bread and Second Harvest partner with Ontario Food Terminal

WHAT:Toronto’s two largest food distribution charities, Second Harvest and Daily Bread, will announce a brand-new partnership with the wholesalers and farmers of the Ontario Food Terminal. Second Harvest and Daily Bread supply food and resources for over 370 community agencies and 450 food programs, providing a vital service for people struggling with hunger and poverty. Anthony Arrigo, the president of F.G. Lister, a long-time wholesaler and supporter of food banks and food rescue, will be among those on hand to discuss the partnership and give to the cause by donating skids of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Second Harvest, Daily Bread and the Ontario Food Terminal Board are collaborating to reduce the waste of healthy and nutritious food that sometimes occurs during food distribution by diverting it to those in need. Donations of edible, nutritious food from the Ontario Food Terminal’s vendors will help increase an important source of nutrition for thousands who rely on food banks and meal programs across Toronto.

WHEN:            December 13, 2013 at 12 p.m.

 WHERE:         Northeast Corner Dock at the Ontario Food Terminal
165 The Queensway

WHO:   

  • Anthony Arrigo, President of F.G. Lister (wholesale vendor)
  • Tonia Krauser, Director of Communications, Second Harvest
  • Bruce Nicholas, General Manager of the Ontario Food Terminal Board
  • Gail Nyberg, Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank

 

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For more information: 

Sarah Anderson
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238
C: 416-450-2196
E: sarah@dailybread.ca


Date Added: December 12, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, News — Tags: , , — Anderson @ 10:13 am



Breakfast Television CityNews Spirit of the Season

Friday, December 20
Breakfast Television/CityNews Spirit of the Season
Sheraton Centre, 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Share the Spirit of the Season on Friday December 20 from the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. The day-long yuletide extravaganza begins at 5:30 a.m. with a live broadcast on Breakfast Television, with coverage continuing on The 5, CityNews at Six and all day coverage on-site on 680 News. Drop by with a nutritious non-perishable food item or monetary donation for Daily Bread Food Bank to enter to win some fantastic prizes while enjoying musical performances, special guests, and more!

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Donors at Spirit of the Season get festive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 11

Home Depot volunteers helping out at last year's Breakfast Television/Home Depot Christmas Tree Deal.
Home Depot volunteers helping out at last year’s Breakfast Television/Home Depot Christmas Tree Deal.

Breakfast Television/Home Depot Christmas Tree Deal
Yonge-Dundas Square from 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

On Wednesday December 11, come down to Yonge-Dundas Square for the fifth annual Breakfast Television/Home Depot Christmas Tree Deal! For a minimum $10 donation, you can pick out your perfect Christmas tree.  Join Kevin Frankish, Frank Ferragine, Jennifer Valentyne, and 680 News’ Rudy Blair live starting at 5:30 a.m. on Breakfast Television.


Date Added: December 9, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, Fundraising Events, News — Anderson @ 2:37 pm



‎Toronto Fire‬ Station Holiday Drive Launch

At ‎Toronto Fire‬ Station 332 on November 27th, we launched our annual Holiday Drive along with the support of the Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Association (TPFFA).

Our Holiday Drive runs from November 27th to December 31st, with the largest donation goals ever: $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food.

“November was a particularly slow month for donations, and we’re worried about that. We send hundreds of thousands of pounds of food out a month to meal programs and food banks across Toronto. We want to make sure that the thousands of families that rely on Daily Bread don’t have to worry about how to feed their children this winter, as well as this holiday season,” said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread’s executive director.

DONATE TODAY!


Date Added: December 3, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, Holiday Drive — Jessica @ 12:22 pm



TTC Challenge December 16 and 17

On Monday December 16 and Tuesday December 17, Daily Bread volunteers will be out at TTC stations2013-TTCChallenge-Final in Toronto collecting your donations of change!

From 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the morning, and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. volunteers will be at Bloor-Yonge, Dundas, King, Queen and Queen’s Park shaking donation tins in support of Daily Bread.

Help fight hunger this holiday!

 

 


Date Added: | Filed under: Blog, Fundraising Events, News — Anderson @ 10:23 am



Volunteer to hand out food drive bags!

You can make an incredible difference! Help Daily Bread ensure that no one is left hungry!

Support Daily Bread by helping us collect food this holiday season! We are looking for volunteers to help hand out our food drive bags at participating grocery stores. This is a family-friendly event and the impact you will make is HUGE! By handing out bags, you are giving individuals the opportunity to fill each bag with nutritious non-perishable food which can be donated and dropped off in bins located inside each store.

Click the links below to book your shift at a specific grocery store.  Shifts are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on two weekends, December 13 and 14, and December 21 and 22.

Please note, anyone under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Loblaws @ 396 St. Clair Ave W

Loblaws @ 2280 Dundas Ave W 

Loblaws @ 380 The East Mall

Loblaws @ 50 Musgrave Street

Loblaws @ 1755 Brimley Road


Date Added: | Filed under: Blog, Events, Fundraising Events, Holiday Drive, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Anita @ 10:09 am