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Volunteer Recognition

Daily Bread is very grateful to all the volunteer groups who came in to enjoy a volunteering experience, as well as all of our amazing individual volunteers who work so hard every day. Here are some of the top organizations that came in during the past year, supporting our efforts to get food to those in need.

Last year, we had over 10,000 volunteers work over 94,980 hours. That’s equivalent to 52 full-time employees working 35 hours per week for the entire year. Volunteers helped sort over four million pounds of food. They also helped answer calls at reception, welcome and register volunteers, help in the kitchen and assist with our annual food bank client survey. Thank you to each and every volunteer that gave their time to help fight hunger.

Top Student Volunteer Groups

Erin Centre Middle School
Cosburn Middle School
JB Tyrrell Senior Public School
Toronto French School
Lincoln Alexander Public School
Crescent School
Lambton-Kingsway Junior Middle School
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Elementary School
Buttonville Public School
Carleton Village Junior and Senior Sports and Wellness Academy

Top Community Volunteer Groups

JVS Toronto
Christian Horizons Community Support Services
New Haven Learning Centre
Reena Foundation
New Visions Toronto
Newton’s Grove School
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Toronto (TWITS)
Add Us to the Community (ADDUS)
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital
Faith of Life Network

2014 Volunteer of the Year


Wayne Kew has been an integral part of the New Toronto Street Food Bank since 2012, but has been volunteering for the organization since 2008. Wayne is a hard worker and always reliable. Wayne makes sure that the food bank is organized and ready for service. As a long-time volunteer, Wayne has been an asset to both Daily Bread and the community of South Etobicoke. Congratulations Wayne, for winning Daliy Bread’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year award!

Thank you to our other 2014 Top Volunteer Nominees:
Andrew Choo – Take Action Project (Summer TAP Program)
Arthy Uthayakumar – I & R Centre
Brenda Lupinski – Welcome Centre
Claire Neary – Survey Assistant /Research
Jennifer McCubbin –Referral Operator/Central Services
Karen Downey – Kitchen
Mae Kristine Libo-On – Data Entry Clerk/Development
Mike Whalen – Production
Peter Anderson – Warehouse Operations
Shane Lieu- Waste Management Support