Every year, Daily Bread Food Bank runs three major drive campaigns. Daily Bread drives typically happen during the Spring, Fall and Holiday seasons. During that time, we appeal to individuals to give, and we also try to mobilize as many groups to run food and fund drives across the city. Making a donation of nutritious non-perishable food items helps keep our shelves stocked. Making financial donations goes a long way in helping us get food to people who need it, and continue our important work in research and public education, with the goal of ending hunger in our communities.
Daily Bread Food Bank’s 2013 Drives
Spring: March 16 to April 6
Fall: September 25 to October 19
Holiday: November 27 to December 31
Since Daily Bread addresses hunger on an on-going basis, we encourage groups to run food and fund drives throughout the year. Read on to see how you can fight hunger with members of your community.
Every year, individuals and organizations across Toronto find innovative ways to raise millions of dollars and pounds of food amongst friends and family, or with their office, school, neighbourhood, community group, or organization.
To organize a food or fund drive follow these steps:
Step 1: Register your drive
Are you a student? Will your drive be done at your school? If yes, then please download our easy to use School Fundraising Kit for great ideas, tips and all the information you need.
Step 2: Use the following donation posters to help you publicize your efforts and label your donation bins:
Step 3: Hold your food or fund drive.
Most needed items:
Step 4: Get your food/funds to Daily Bread. We would like to know all about your efforts and support! Please fill in your Fundraiser Forms after your drive is done and sent it us within 30 days. To download an electronic copy, click here.
View Daily Bread Food Bank – Food Drop-off Locations in a larger map
Food Drives: You may drop off food at your local firehall or at Daily Bread’s main facility at 191 New Toronto Street. If a major food drive is not on, use one of Daily Bread’s On-going Drop Off Locations.
Drives that collect over 250 lbs of food, which is equivalent to 10 large boxes, may arrange for a pick up by Daily Bread. However, we ask you to try to drop off the food in order to help Daily Bread save resources.
Fill in the Food Drive Pick Up Form and attach the Donation Poster to all of the boxes to be picked up.
Fund drives: Sign up your company team with logo, create a target and your supporters will receive an automatic emailed tax receipt for donations over $10. Contact Dayana to get started today!
For a map of service areas, click on the image below.