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The Starfish Throwers premieres at Hot Docs this Saturday

The film The Starfish Throwers  which Daily Bread is co-presenting at this years Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival premieres this Saturday, April 26th at 3:30 at Hart House!

The film explores the stories of how three compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless. View the trailer.

THE STARFISH THROWERS // Project Teaser #1 from Jesse Roesler on Vimeo.

Synopsis:

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a retired school teacher and a young girl discover how their small efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning Indian chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry. This inspiring and heartwarming documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and prove the doubters wrong.

The festival runs from April 24 to May 4.

Screenings:
Hart House Theatre - Sat, Apr 26 3:30 PM

ROM Theatre - Mon, Apr 28 10:30 AM

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 - Sun, May 4 9:00 PM

Buy tickets.

www.thestarfishthrowers.com


Date Added: April 27, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,News — Jessica @ 11:26 am



Food Sort Challenge

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If you are part of an organization this is the perfect team building event for you!

On June 5th 24 corporate teams will battle to win the Food Sort Challenge title! This event is a fast paced event where team of 10 members race agaisnt the clock to sort the most donated food. Our goal is to raise $60,000 and sort 72,000 pounds of food.

Make your mark against hunger by registering a team right now and show Toronto that your corporate teams cares about fighting hunger!

Registration fee is $1,000 per team. There are TWO shifts to choose from: 9:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. – 4 P.M.

Teams then further their support by raising $1,500 in pledges. All proceeds got to the purchase of most-needed nutritious food to supplement food donations.
Register now – space is limited!

If you have any questions please contact sandra@dailybread.ca.

Thank you!


Date Added: April 14, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,Fundraising Events,News — Anita @ 3:06 pm



Ultimate Food Challenge returns May 7

Daily Bread’s chef competition and fundraiser, the Ultimate Food Challenge is back!

Ultimate Food judge Michael Bonacini

Ultimate Food judge Michael Bonacini

On May 7, three chefs will test their skills in an attempt to create the best dish using ingredients found in a food bank hamper box. Chefs Donna Dooher (Mildred’s Temple Kitchen), Saverio Macri (Cibo Wine Bar) and Daniel Mezzolo (Gusto 101) will face off in the ring while judges Michael Bonacini, Massimo Capra and Emily Richards decide the ultimate winner.

Guests will have a chance to vote for their favourite challenge dish as well, and sample gourmet hors d’oeuvres from Daily Bread’s Catering Kitchen and chef’s signature dishes from their restaurants. An espresso and dessert bar will round off the evening, along with a silent auction, drinks and an outdoor patio.

A culinary competition on the Toronto waterfront, proceeds from the Ultimate Food Challenge will support Daily Bread’s Food Services Training Program and meal programs for low-income children and families.

Tickets are $150 and on sale now! For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ultimatefoodchallenge.com.

Chef Daniel Mezzolo

Chef Daniel Mezzolo

Chefs 

Donna Dooher (Executive Chef and Owner of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen)
Saverio Macri (Executive Chef, Cibo Wine Bar)
Daniel Mezzolo (Executive Chef, Gusto 101)

Judges     

Michael Bonacini (Chef and Partner of restaurant company Oliver and Bonacini)
Massimo Capra (Chef and Co-owner of Mistura and Sopra Upper Lounge)
Emily Richards (Home Economist, Chef and Author)

Judge Emily Richards

Judge Emily Richards

Co-Hosts

Maureen Holloway (Co-host of Q107’s Derringer in the Morning with Maureen Holloway)
Fred Kennedy (Host of 102.1 the Edge’s Fearless Fred afternoon drive show)


Date Added: April 9, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,News,Ultimate Food Challenge — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Sarah @ 6:00 am



City Spring Food Drive on April 16

On Wednesday, April 16, join City’s Breakfast Television and CityNews at the Loblaws (380 The East Mall) and support Daily Bread Food Bank’s Spring Drive! Be sure to tune-in to Breakfast Television and CityNews for all the details.

Most needed food items include: pasta, dried/canned beans or lentils, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, baby formula and food, tomato sauce, peanut butter, canned tuna/meat and powdered milk. Every dollar donated means Daily Bread can provide $5 worth of food.

#WhyIGiveTO

This Spring Drive, Daily Bread is encouraging supporters to share why they give with a tweet or a photo on Twitter using the hashtag #WhyIGiveTO.

Spread the word and inspire generosity! Whether it’s dropping off food donations at your local fire hall or running your own food drive, take a picture and share it with Toronto.

Financial donations can be made easily and securely online here. 


Date Added: April 4, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,News — Tags: , , , , — Sarah @ 11:25 am



The GTAA’s Spring Hope Food Drive is April 8!

What is the Spring Hope Food Drive, you ask? It is the largest door-to-door food drive in Canada, with 675 apartment buildings across the GTA participating. An annual event put on by the Greater Toronto Apartment Association, the Spring Hope Food Drive raised over 67,000 pounds of food and $4,000 for Daily Bread last year. On Tuesday, April 8, volunteers will come to your door between 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to collect food donations for your local food bank.

If you know you won’t be home that night, you can also leave the food by your door and it will still get picked up. Often, buildings will also provide a donation bin in the lobby or office of your superintendent. If you’re not sure if your building is participating, ask your building management or check your building’s notice board for the Spring Hope Food Drive poster.

Not sure what to donate? Here are some of our most-needed food items:

  • Canned tuna/meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Baby food and formula
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned or dried beans and lentils
  • Powdered or Tetra Pak cartons of milk
  • Your family’s favourite, nutritious non-perishable food

Check in with your building management or superintendent to see if they are participating in the Spring Hope Food Drive.

For more information, please click here.


Date Added: April 3, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,News,Spring Drive — Anita @ 1:57 pm



Hot Docs “The Starfish Throwers” co-presentation

We are very happy to announce that we will be co-presenting the film The Starfish Throwers at this years Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival!

The film explores the stories of how three compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless. View the trailer.

THE STARFISH THROWERS // Project Teaser #1 from Jesse Roesler on Vimeo.

Synopsis:

Worlds apart, a five-star chef, a retired school teacher and a young girl discover how their small efforts to feed the poor ignite a movement in the fight against hunger. Award-winning Indian chef Narayanan Krishnan, fighting against the caste system, quits his job to begin a life of cooking and hand-delivering fresh meals to hundreds of people in his hometown. Katie Stagliano’s planting of a single cabbage seedling blossoms into Katie’s Krops, a non-profit dedicated to ending hunger. Retired middle school teacher Mr. Law battles personal health issues as he hand delivers more than a thousand sandwiches nightly to the hungry. This inspiring and heartwarming documentary tells the tale of these remarkable individuals and the unexpected challenges they face. Despite being constantly reminded that hunger is far too big for one person to solve, they persevere and prove the doubters wrong.

The festival runs from April 24 to May 4.

Screenings:
Hart House Theatre - Sat, Apr 26 3:30 PM

ROM Theatre - Mon, Apr 28 10:30 AM

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 - Sun, May 4 9:00 PM

Buy tickets.

www.thestarfishthrowers.com


Date Added: March 27, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Events,News — Jessica @ 1:44 pm



St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Are you going to the St. Patrick’s Day parade this Sunday? Don’t forget to bring down a donation of non-perishable food for Daily Bread! Toronto Paramedics will be collecting those donations along the parade route. Not sure what to bring? Some of our most needed food items include canned fish/meat, dried or canned beans and lentils, powdered milk, baby food and formula as well as canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, rice and pasta sauce.

The parade starts at noon at Bloor and St. George, finishing at Nathan Phillips Square. For more information on the St. Patrick’s Day parade, click here.


Date Added: March 14, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,News — Tags: , , — Sarah @ 11:49 am



Test your knowledge at the Starkman Cup

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Annual trivia challenge returns to Steam Whistle Brewing

The Starkman Cup is back for its 9th year! An annual trivia challenge presented by the Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Association, this event raises money for Daily Bread Food Bank’s programs across the city.

Want to be the newest know-it-all champion (bragging rights included)? Here’s your chance! Join us in a battle of minds at this unique trivia event.  Named in memory of Randy Starkman, a journalist with the Toronto Star who was a well-known and beloved trivia player, this year’s Starkman Cup will be hosted by TVO’s Steve Paikin. A healthy working knowledge of Star Trek, The Simpsons, sports, television (both bad and good) and the TTC should be all you need to know…maybe.

When: Monday, March 10, 2014 | 6:30p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Steam Whistle Brewing, The Roundhouse 255 Bremner Blvd.

Tickets: $75 per person or $600 for a team of 8. Includes a dinner prepared by Daily Bread’s Catering Kitchen.

If you are an individual, don’t worry! You will be placed with a team for the event.

Register now! This will be an unforgettable night!


Date Added: February 11, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,Fundraising Events,News — Anita @ 1:07 pm



Volunteer to hand out food drive bags!

You can make an incredible difference! Help Daily Bread ensure that no one is left hungry!

Support Daily Bread by helping us collect food this holiday season! We are looking for volunteers to help hand out our food drive bags at participating grocery stores. This is a family-friendly event and the impact you will make is HUGE! By handing out bags, you are giving individuals the opportunity to fill each bag with nutritious non-perishable food which can be donated and dropped off in bins located inside each store.

Click the links below to book your shift at a specific grocery store.  Shifts are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on two weekends, December 13 and 14, and December 21 and 22.

Please note, anyone under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Loblaws @ 396 St. Clair Ave W

Loblaws @ 2280 Dundas Ave W 

Loblaws @ 380 The East Mall

Loblaws @ 50 Musgrave Street

Loblaws @ 1755 Brimley Road


Date Added: December 3, 2013 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,Fundraising Events,Holiday Drive,Volunteer,Volunteer Opportunities — Anita @ 10:09 am



Holiday Events

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Friday, November 29
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

CP Holiday Train

750 Runnymede Rd., in front of CP Lambton yard office
In partnership with Corus Feeds Kids. A family-friendly event, the CP Holiday Train will be rolling in to Toronto on a train decorated for the holidays. Musical guests The Claytones and the Brother’s Dube will be playing, and Country Music Television host Paul McGuire will be helping host the event before the train arrives.

Kids will also be able to enjoy special guests Franklin and Scaredy the Squirrel, along with free hot chocolate thank to Tim Horton’s.


Saturday, November 30
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

98.1CHFI Holiday Food Drive

Loblaws East Mall at 427 & Burnhamthorpe
A live radio broadcast from 98.1 CHFI in support of Daily Bread! Please come by and pick up a few of Daily Bread’s most needed food items to donate to this food drive. Peanut butter, pasta, canned tuna/meat, rice, canned or dried beans, powdered milk are great things to donate.


Sunday, December 1 to Wednesday, December 25

DailyFlag for Daily Bread

Leuty and Violet Avenue
Throughout December, 25 houses on Leuty and Violet Avenues in the Beaches will design, make, and display one flag each, to be unveiled daily and then published daily on DailyFlag’s website. From December 1st to January 11th, each flag will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on the website. Last year, this event raised over $11,000!


Friday, December 6 
5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CBC Sounds of the Season

CBC Building/Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West and on-air at 99.1 CBC Radio
CBC’s annual fundraising event in support of local food banks in the GTA. Support Daily Bread while watching live radio broadcasts of Metro Morning, Big City Small World, Fresh Air, Here and Now, CBC Radio 2′s Drive and CBC News Toronto.  Click here for the latest schedule of musical guests and CBC celebrities!


Wednesday, December 11
5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Breakfast Television/Home Depot Xmas Tree Deal

Yonge-Dundas Square
City’s Breakfast Television will be selling Christmas trees to help raise money for Daily Bread Food Bank. By making a minimum donation you can get one of the beautiful trees generously donated by Home Depot.


Sunday, December 15
5 p.m.

Mill Street World Caroling Challenge

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District
Join fellow carollers at Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District and sing your heart out in support of Daily Bread. Mill Street will hand out reusable LED candles and candleholders and will donate $1 to Daily Bread Food Bank for every person that participates.


Friday, December 20
5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CityNews/Breakfast Television Spirit of the Season

Sheraton Centre, Toronto
The lobby of the Sheraton Centre hotel will be a-buzz with television personalities, fans, and jolly old Saint Nick for City’s annual Spirit of the Season holiday party, benefiting Daily Bread Food Bank.


Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

191 New Toronto Street
Help us sort through the food donations we receive throughout the Holiday Drive. Space is limited and fills up fast! Online registration opens Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m.


Date Added: November 28, 2013 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,Fundraising Events,Holiday Drive,News — Sarah @ 12:19 pm



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