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Sign up for the Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts today!

UPDATE September 27 10:30 a.m.: The Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving Drive!


We are always looking for volunteers throughout the year. Please check out some volunteer opportunities here:

Volunteer Opportunities


You can make a monetary donation to the Thanksgiving Drive here:

Make Monetary Donation

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at your local fire hall. Help us reach our new $8 million annual goal.

Daily Bread’s warehouse is located at 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON
M8V 2E7. There is limited parking available. We are accessible by TTC (110 Islington South bus from Islington subway station; please check www.ttc.ca for schedules and more information).


Date Added: September 23, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, Fall Drive, News, Public Food Sorts, Thanksgiving Drive, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Tags: , , , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 10:38 am



Five donations families are thankful for during Thanksgiving

Families across Toronto are relying on your unwavering support this Thanksgiving. Donations fall during the summer and we need your help to stock the shelves during the Thanksgiving Drive.
Daily Bread Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Drive begins on September 21. Help make this holiday easier for people who are struggling to make ends meet.

Here are the top five donations Daily Bread needs. Drop off your non-perishable food donations at your local fire hall.

1) Canned fish or meat
What’s so special about canned fish or meat? For starters, they are non-perishable and high in protein. The best thing about canned fish or meat is that it’s already cooked and requires little preparation. This saves energy and time.

2) Peanut butter
Peanut butter is simple and it works! It’s a good source of protein and healthy fats. Much like tuna, peanut butter is quick and easy to use. Peanut butter’s versatility makes it a good addition to breakfast and snacks. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s tasty.

3) Rice
Rice is a good source of calories and is a great accompaniment for vegetables, meats and alternatives. Rice is a fuel source that helps us navigate our daily lives. For those who are struggling, rice can help complete their meals and ensure they don’t go hungry.

4) Pasta
Pasta (especially whole wheat or high-fibre varieties) is a reliable source of energy. It also means pasta disappears quickly at food banks – everyone needs it.

5) Eggs and dairy
These two foods are difficult to access for those struggling. They have a short shelf life and as such, are difficult to donate. Cash donations allow Daily Bread to buy these products and distribute them without worrying about whether they have spoiled. Both of these are especially crucial for families with children.

Did you know that half of what Daily Bread distributes to local food bank is fresh? We use your financial donations to purchase food like eggs, yogurt, milk, carrots, apples and onions. You can donate online at www.dailybread.ca to help us purchase and distribute perishable foods like this.

Daily Bread Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Drive begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Let’s give back to our community! To make a monetary donation please click here.


Date Added: September 21, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Tags: , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 3:16 pm



Sign up for the Thanksgiving Public Food Sorts!

Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts 2015

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 22, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News, Public Food Sorts, Thanksgiving Drive — Anderson @ 10:00 am



Thanksgiving Drive – Thank You!

Thank you for helping us reach our Thanksgiving Drive goals! With your generous support, we raised $321,000 and 206,000 pounds of food.

The Thanksgiving Drive ended on October 18th with goals of $300,000 and 200,000 pounds of food.

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Date Added: October 20, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Anderson @ 11:33 am



Media Advisory: Volunteers sort Thanksgiving Drive food donations

WHAT:             Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts

Hundreds of families and people from the community will be at Daily Bread’s warehouse this weekend to help sort and pack food donations from the Thanksgiving Drive. On Saturday morning, Canadian Olympians will be volunteering their time to help sort as well.

The Thanksgiving Drive ends on October 18 with goals of 300,000 dollars and 200,000 pounds of food. As of October 10, the Thanksgiving Drive has raised $195,000 and 92,000 pounds of food.

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

 WHEN:

Saturday, October 11
10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Canadian Olympians
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 13
10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

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

Saturday morning only, Canadian Olympians:
Katrina Cameron, London 2012, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rosie Cossar, London 2012, Rhythmic Gymnastics      
Jonathan Lockwood, Beijing 2008, Baseball
Jean Major, Los Angeles 1984, Field Hockey
Anastasiya Muntyanu, London 2012, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Kelsey Titmarsh, London 2012, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rachelle Viinberg, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rowing

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

GENERAL FOOD DRIVE INFORMATION

The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at www.dailybread.ca. Cheques can be mailed 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.

 

For more information:

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


Date Added: October 10, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Anderson @ 4:34 pm



Food of the Month: Get Saucy for Hunger

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Not sure what to donate to Daily Bread? How about canned pasta sauce?

A staple item in many people’s cupboards, Daily Bread needs pasta sauce, especially tomato sauce. It is a good source of dietary fibre, as well as vitamins and minerals. It’s also October’s food of the month!

Donations of canned pasta sauce can be dropped at your local fire hall, or a participating grocery store.

Not sure what to donate? Choose canned pasta sauce, or any of our food of the month items.

September: Canned Fish – tuna, salmon, mackerel or sardines.

October: Tomato Pasta Sauce (canned): Low sodium pasta sauce preferred. Please donate cans! Glass jars have a habit of breaking.

November: Canned or dried beans. There are over 1400 kinds of beans in the world. Choose your favourite and donate! Here are just a few examples: lentils, kidney beans, chick peas, black beans, navy beans and pinto beans.

December: Peanut Butter


Date Added: October 1, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, Fall Drive, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Anita @ 9:24 am



Volunteers Needed for Bag Handouts!

Support Daily Bread this fall! Help us to collect some much need donations during our Thanksgiving Campaign by handing out food drive bags at certain grocery store locations.

Please sign up below at one of these two locations:

Loblaws, 380 The East Mall

Loblaws, 2280 Dundas St. 

 


Date Added: September 29, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, Thanksgiving Drive, Volunteer — Anita @ 11:29 am



Congratulations to Sarah and Claire

Sarah started a food drive at her school when she was six. Eventually, her younger sister Claire started helping too. Each year the food drive has grown a little bit bigger with more students at more schools learning about hunger in their community and raising food to help.

Announced September 15, Sarah and Claire will be recognized at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter’s as Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy at an awards ceremony in November. Congratulations to Sarah and Claire and good luck to them on this year’s food drive.

Click here to read more on the AFP Philanthropy Awards: http://afptoronto.org/blog/2014-philanthropy-award-winners-announced/


Date Added: September 19, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Anderson @ 3:22 pm



Food of the Month: Fight Hunger with Fish!

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Not sure what to donate to Daily Bread? How about canned fish?

One of our most needed food items, canned fish is an excellent source of protein, a good source of vitamins and provides the energy you need for the day. It’s also September’s food of the month! We’re asking people to donate canned fish – tuna, salmon, mackerel or sardines this month to help fight hunger.

Donations of canned fish can be dropped at your local fire hall, or a participating grocery store.

Did you know? Last year, Daily Bread distributed almost 185,000 pounds of canned fish out to meal programs and food banks across Toronto.

Not sure what to donate? Choose canned fish for September, or any of our upcoming food of the month items.

September: Canned Fish – tuna, salmon, mackerel or sardines.

October: Tomato Pasta Sauce (canned): Low sodium pasta sauce preferred. Please donate cans! Glass jars have a habit of breaking.

November: Canned or dried beans. There are over 1400 kinds of beans in the world. Choose your favourite and donate! Here are just a few examples: lentils, kidney beans, chick peas, black beans, navy beans and pinto beans.

December: Peanut Butter

 


Date Added: September 2, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Tags: , , , , — Anderson @ 9:58 am



We’ve exceeded our Thanksgiving Drive goals – thanks to you!

Donors across the city pitch in to raise much-needed funds and food

Our Thanksgiving Drive ended Saturday – and it ended on a high note. Thanks to people just like you – our incredible friends and supporters – we raised a staggering $322,000 and 218,000 pounds of food. Thank you.

Breakfast Television/CityNews drive October 9.

Breakfast Television/CityNews drive October 9.

Reaching our fall goals sets the stage for the months ahead. It means as winter approaches, we can continue to provide nutritious food to people in our communities who need it most. It also means we’re here for people with services and programs they need to get back on their feet; job training and education, social assistance and affordable housing.

“There are thousands of people in our city struggling to make ends meet,” says Gail Nyberg, Executive Director at Daily Bread Food Bank. “These people count on Daily Bread. And we count on you. That’s why I’m thrilled that so many of you joined us again this Thanksgiving in the fight against hunger.”

Every day, we’re inspired by the people who make our work at Daily Bread possible – our donors. Together we’re achieving remarkable things in our communities. Thank you.

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Some of our most-needed food donations, including canned/dried beans, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned vegetables, canned tuna and fish, soup, powdered milk and baby food.

Volunteers sorting through food donations on Thanksgiving weekend

Volunteers sorting through food donations on Thanksgiving weekend.

 


Date Added: October 21, 2013 | Filed under: Blog, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Tags: , , , — Anderson @ 1:53 pm



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