Date Added: September 30, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News, Public Food Sorts — Tags: Daily Bread Food Bank, Kellogg Canada, Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts — Anderson @ 2:25 pm
Please note: The Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts are filled. No volunteers are needed.
Each Thanksgiving Daily Bread opens up our doors to our community during the holiday weekend and over 500 volunteers take over our warehouse to help us sort the thousands of pounds of food donated by our generous neighbours in support of our Thanksgiving Drive. This year our goal is to raise $325,000 and 225,000 pounds of food which will help stock our shelves and continue to provide nutritious food until the Holiday Drive in late November.
“Our Food Sorts play a critical role in our thanksgiving drive,” said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread’s executive director. “We depend on our volunteers to sort all of the food donations to ensure that we can deliver food to people struggling with hunger in Toronto. This year our food sort volunteer sign-up was booked in less than 7 minutes!”
What makes this year’s sort even more special is that our friends at Kellogg Canada are sponsoring our food sort. They have also committed to donating over 60,000 pounds of food for the drive and also snacks for the volunteers who come in to volunteer their time on Thanksgiving. Whether donating food, time or money, Kellogg Canada and their employees are always looking to brighten the future for those in need.
“As a food company we understand the importance of addressing the growing hunger problem in Canada. And, through our Breakfasts for Better Days initiative, we’re doing what we can to make hunger matter – both across the globe and right here in the communities in which we live and work,” said Lores Tomé, Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Kellogg Canada Inc.
Thank you Kellogg Canada for helping to nourish our volunteers and our neighbours in need!
Date Added: September 23, 2015 | Filed under: News — Anderson @ 1:51 pm
The kids are back in school, the weather is turning colder and Daily Bread is looking to stock the shelves during its annual Thanksgiving Drive. The drive runs from September 23 to October 16 with goals of $325,000 and 225,000 pounds of food.
“We distribute millions of pounds of nutritious food through a network of 136 member agencies right across Toronto and we can’t do that without the support of the community,” said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread’s executive director. Those member agencies include food banks and meal programs that are located in the inner suburbs of Toronto, an area that has seen an increase in food bank visits according to the Who’s Hungry report Daily Bread released earlier this week. Since 2008, the city core has seen a 16% decrease in food bank visits, while the inner suburbs, including Scarborough and Etobicoke, have seen a 45% increase.
“A decrease in the city core is not a good news story when you see there’s an increase somewhere else in the city. Poverty and a lack of affordable housing are pushing people out of the downtown core and into food banks,” said Nyberg.
The donations from the Thanksgiving Drive will mean that Daily Bread can stock its shelves and continue to provide nutritious food until the Holiday Drive in late November. Daily Bread provides food for almost 60,000 food hampers a month as well as thousands of meals served at hostels, shelters and other food programs.
Click here to make an online donation in support of Daily Bread’s Thanksgiving Drive.
Donations of healthy, nutritious non-perishables can be dropped off at any local fire hall in Toronto.
Not sure what to donate? Some of Daily Bread’s most needed food items include canned fruits and vegetables, tomato pasta sauce, baby food and formula and food that is high in protein such as canned fish and meat, peanut butter and canned or dried beans.
Date Added: September 22, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News, Public Food Sorts, Thanksgiving Drive — Anderson @ 10:00 am
ALL SPOTS HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED!
An annual community event, hundreds of people over the holiday weekend will come help sort food at Daily Bread’s warehouse in south Etobicoke.
Can’t make it? The Thanksgiving Drive starts September 23 and runs until October 16. You can donate non-perishable food and drop it off at any fire hall across Toronto, or directly to Daily Bread’s warehouse at 191 New Toronto Street. Our most needed food items include peanut butter, canned fish, tomato pasta sauce, canned or dried beans as well as canned fruits and vegetables.
Interested in running a food drive? Click here to find out how and to register your drive!
Date Added: September 21, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News, Research, Who's Hungry Report — Anderson @ 8:38 am
Today, Daily Bread releases its annual report on hunger. Based on surveys of over a thousand food bank clients across the city, the Who’s Hungry report looks in to the reasons why people are going to a food bank and, more importantly, what we can do to change things.
Please click here to find out more and download the entire report.