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Media Advisory: Dec 28 & 29 Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

UPDATED December 24, 12:25 p.m.

WHAT: Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

A holiday tradition for many, over 600 hundred volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations at Daily Bread’s warehouse.

The Holiday Drive ends December 31 with goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food. As of December 24, $1,693,000 and 524,000 pounds of food have been donated.

Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required. Daily Bread Food Bank will be closed the afternoon of December 24.


Monday, December 28: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 29: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

WHO: Gail Nyberg, Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank


The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall or participating grocery stores. Most needed food items include peanut butter, canned fish, canned vegetables and fruit, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned/dried beans, baby food, cereal and formula.

About Daily Bread Food Bank

Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes. For more information on Daily Bread Food Bank, please visit


For more information:

Sarah Anderson Austin
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238 C: 416-450-2196

Date Added: December 23, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, Events, News — Tags: , , , — Anderson @ 2:37 pm

Holiday Drop-In Hours and Meals

Click here to find out more information on meal programs and drop-in hours over the holidays around Toronto. Special holiday meals provided by drop-ins are noted. The information on this list has been created by the Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) from information provided by TDIN members and Daily Bread Food Bank.

The information is accurate as of December 11, 2015, Please call ahead to confirm services, meals and hours!


Date Added: December 22, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News — Anderson @ 11:15 am

Pick your gift, send a holiday card & share the joy!

Still struggling with what to get that hard-to-shop-for relative on your shopping list? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered!

This holiday, share the joy of giving by choosing the perfect gift in the Daily Bread Gift Guide. Your friends and loved ones will appreciate a gift that will feel good and do good. And you can choose to send a digital card to your cousin Jim or print one out to give to Great Aunt Fern.

Purchasing something from the Daily Bread Gift Guide will provide meals for those who would otherwise go hungry this winter.

This December, find a unique gift that’s guaranteed to make a difference in your community. Just click, send, and cross another gift off your list!


Date Added: December 18, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News — Anderson @ 12:01 pm

You’re invited! Breakfast Television’s Spirit of the Season

Friday, December 18 an annual tradition returns! Breakfast Television’s annual Spirit of the Season, a Christmas party with a giving attitude. Viewers are invited to come see the show live in the lobby of the Sheraton Centre (123 Queen Street West). Starting at 5:30 a.m., the whole BT gang will be in attendance and you can be too!

Spirit of the Season will wrap up with CityNews on hand to deliver the news, weather and your traffic reports live.

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation or drop off a cash donation to the Daily Bread team while you are there!

Date Added: December 17, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Fundraising Events, News — Tags: , , — Anderson @ 3:08 pm

Sign up for the Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts today!

UPDATE December 15 10:21 a.m.: The Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts are full.

Don’t worry – if you weren’t able to register for a spot but you were really hoping to help Daily Bread Food Bank, there are many other ways to support Daily Bread and the Holiday Drive!

1. Donate! Drop off non-perishable food donations to your local fire hall. Make a gift online. Help us reach our goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food by December 31.

2. Run a food drive or event! It’s easy, and we can help. Run a food drive at your school or in your workplace. Having a holiday party? Why not ask guests to bring a non-perishable food donation instead of a gift?

3. Volunteer throughout the year. While we need people to help sort through the Holiday Drive food donations, we also need volunteers throughout the year. It doesn’t stop just because the holidays are over! Consider volunteering during March Break. Taking a stay-cation with the family this summer? Why not sign up to volunteer?


Starting at 10 a.m. this morning, registration for the Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts will open up online here: Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

This year’s Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts will be held on Christmas Eve morning, as well as Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29. For more information on shifts and how to register, please click here.

Can’t make it? The Holiday Drive is already underway! 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.

To make a monetary donation please click here.

Date Added: December 14, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, Holiday Drive, News — Tags: , , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 11:04 am

Breakfast Television’s Christmas Tree Sale

This Friday, December 11, Breakfast Television will return to Yorkdale Shopping Centre for its annual tree sale in support of Daily Bread Food Bank. Breakfast Television’s Jennifer Valentyne and Frank Ferragine will both be on hand from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. For a minimum donation of $10, you can pick out a tree to take home for Christmas.Thanks to the Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario for generously donating the trees this year!

Can’t make it down? Already have a tree? You can still support Daily Bread Food Bank’s Holiday Drive by clicking here to donate.

Date Added: December 9, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, Fundraising Events, News — Tags: , , — Anderson @ 1:17 pm

Holiday Events

It’s going to be a busy month! Here are some upcoming events to keep an eye out for.

Coming up this Friday!

December 11 – Breakfast Television’s Tree Sale

Jennifer Valentyne and Frank Ferragine will be on hand and live at Yorkdale Shopping Centre from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. for the annual tree sale! Donate a minimum of $10 to Daily Bread and pick out a Christmas tree to take home.

December 14, 15 and 16 – TTC Challenge

Keep an eye out for teams of Daily Bread volunteers during the morning and evening rush hours at Bloor/Yonge, Dundas, Bay, College and King TTC stations and spare some change to get those donation cans jingling! We’re also still looking for volunteers for this event – if you’re interested click here to find out more.

December 18 – City’s Spirit of the Season

Breakfast Television will be broadcasting live at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto during their annual Christmas party and fundraiser for Daily Bread Food Bank. Come in your pj’s and join in on the fun.

Daily Bread’s Public Food Sorts

Update December 15 – We are fully booked for all the Public Food Sorts.

Online registration for all the public food sorts begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15. Find out more by clicking here and bookmark this page to come back to next Tuesday!

December 24 – Christmas Eve Public Food Sort

The first of three public food sorts, Daily Bread will be hosting a morning sort on Christmas Eve to help sort and pack food donations from the Holiday Drive.

December 28 and 29 – Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

The Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts return – morning and afternoon shifts will be available.

CBC’s Sounds of the Season

CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season kicked on December 4 with some live radio events, special musical guests and shows onsite at CBC in downtown Toronto. If you missed it, you still have a chance to participate by donating online to Daily Bread Food Bank.

Date Added: December 8, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Fundraising Events, Holiday Drive, News — Anderson @ 3:44 pm