Daily Bread Food Bank launches its Spring Drive this week! We are looking for volunteers who can help by handing out food drive donation bags at participating grocery stores this weekend and the next. This is a great opportunity to support your community and help raise awareness about hunger! The food donations raised will also help those families in need who turn to Daily Bread for support. You can involve your friends and family to join you for a great cause.
- Saturday March 16, 2013
- Sunday March 17, 2013
- Saturday March 23, 2013
- Sunday March 24, 2013
- 10: 00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- 396 St. Clair Ave West, Toronto M5P 3N3
- 650 Dupont St., Toronto M6G 4B1
- 380 The East Mall, Etobicoke, M9B 6L5
- 2280 Dundas St. West, Toronto, M6R 1X3
If you are interested please send an email to Dayana Gomez, Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Date available
- Shift preference
- Location preference
Thank you for making a difference this spring!
P.s. Please inform us if you require a letter for high school graduation when booking your shift. No other letters can be provided for this volunteer activity.
Today the United Way of Greater Toronto released “It’s More than Poverty: Employment Precarity and Household Well-being”. The report revealed that only 60 per cent of all workers in our region have stable, secure jobs. Those who are precariously employed span a range of income and social categories. Those who are living on low income and precariously employed are more likely to run out of money to buy food.
Click here to download the full report.
It’s been a hectic summer so far, and we’re only half of the way through. We’ll be busy gearing up for our Fall Drive and the release of our latest Who’s Hungry Report on September 19 so there won’t be an August eNews. In the meantime, you can read all about Daily Bread marching in the Pride Parade, our summer volunteer appreciation barbeque, monthly donor Joanna King, Maple Leaf Foods, Give 30 campaign, and some of the work Dr. Bloch and the Healthcare Providers Against Poverty (HPAP) are doing to help people recognize the negative and costly effects poverty has on our health. Click here to read the summer eNews.
Thanks to Naheed Dosani for allowing us to reprint part of his great article on Dr. Bloch and HPAP for this eNews edition.
Daily Bread has earned national recognition as part of Imagine Canada’s new Standards Program for charities. We hosted a joint agency training day along with Second Harvest for food bank staff and volunteers and raised over $135,000 with our Ultimate Food Challenge event. Read all about it!