Date Added: August 28, 2015 | Filed under: Blog — Adam Paralovos @ 11:28 am
Cram-a-Cruiser and the Pinball Clemons Foundation get schools all over the city to “Just Give”!
Michael Pinball Clemons and his team organized a city wide drive in June through the Just Give Campaign! Toronto Police officers picked up about 10,000 lbs from 26 schools who joined the challenge!
TFC players score in the fight against hunger!
On June 27, the TFC team and Purolator employees and volunteers collected food and funds for Daily Bread. Thanks to MLSE, Purolator Tackle Hunger and TFC players and fans, over $8,000 was raised!
Hundreds of people Give 30 to make a mark on hunger!
Give 30 unites Torontonians, regardless of faith, to give back during Ramadan by encouraging donations to Daily Bread and other food banks across Canada. So far, the campaign has raised over $35,000!
Ziyaad Mia, Founder of Give 30 and a Daily Bread volunteer sorting food donations at Daily Bread.
Canstruction Toronto stocks our shelves during its annual competition!
19 creative structures, made entirely with non-perishable food, were on display. When it was over, 73,000 pounds of nutritious food was donated.
Fortuna by BA Consulting Group won the best structure at this year’s event.
Date Added: August 25, 2015 | Filed under: Blog — Adam Paralovos @ 8:49 am
SAS Institute tees up and raises over $21,000 for local charities and Daily Bread!
What could be better than a day of golf with your colleagues at the beautiful Station Creek golf club? A day of golf that also supports the thousands of people in Toronto struggling with hunger and poverty.
On June 20th SAS hosted its annual golf tournament. Now in its 15th year, the tournament aims to collect donations and build awareness for the Daily Bread and a handful of local charities. This year’s event saw record numbers in donations resulting in over $21,000 raised.
“SAS is committed to the communities in which we live and work, said Stuart Bowden, Senior Vice-President of Finance and Operations for SAS Canada. “Daily Bread is the largest provider of food relief in Toronto so we know the funds donated will be put to good use feeding those who would otherwise go without.”
A special thank you to SAS Institute and all of its employees for making the fight against hunger and poverty a priority this year. It’s wonderful that we can count on their support each year!
Date Added: | Filed under: Blog — Adam Paralovos @ 8:42 am
How two Daily Bread champions turned a 2,700 km cycling trip into $5,000 to help people struggling with hunger.
Talk about going the distance! Marc-Antoine and Julien, best friends since childhood, embarked on an extraordinary challenge this summer – a 3 month, 2,700 km cycling excursion across Europe, from Barcelona to Istanbul.
It was a trip that took years of preparation, grueling training and meticulous planning. But as Marc-Antoine told us, it was a life goal – “a dream realized” – for both of them. And there was something else that was special about this trip – something that kept them motivated when the days got long. Marc-Antoine and Julien were also cycling to fight hunger.
“The more we told people about our cycling trip, they more they wanted to show their support by making a donation in our names,” recalls Marc-Antoine. “So we decided to direct that support to a charity and a cause we both cared about – Daily Bread. Food is such a basic need. We recognize that we’re very fortunate and wanted to do what we could to help.”
And making Daily Bread the recipient of these gifts was an obvious choice.
Three years ago Marc-Antoine volunteered at Daily Bread with his workplace – sorting and packing food for our member agencies. It was a day that changed his view on hunger. “I was so surprised by the enormous need in Toronto,” he says. “Even in Canada there are huge inequalities when it comes to accessing food. And that’s something we need to change. I’ve been a regular donor ever since that first day of volunteering.”
When asked what advice he’d give to others wanting to raise funds for Daily Bread, Marc-Antoine doesn’t even think twice. “Just do it!”, he exclaims. “It can seem challenging at first, but we were astonished at the level of support we received from family and friends. We realized our dream and found a way to make a difference to the community.”
Marc-Antoine and Julien take a break in Sunny France. This summer the duo cycled across Europe and raised money for Daily Bread along the way.