Date Added: March 4, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,News,Youth Program — Jessica @ 1:10 pm
From March 7 to March 14, high school students ages 15 and up are invited to come in to volunteer during our regular business hours. Students will have the opportunity to help sort food donations, pack orders in the warehouse and work in the kitchen, all while completing their required 40 hours of community service. Advanced sign up is mandatory.
Click here for more information and to register.
Don’t miss this great March Break volunteer opportunity, spaces are limited!
Date Added: February 25, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,News — Sarah @ 12:39 pm
Recently, many media outlets reported that Daily Bread’s executive director, Gail Nyberg, is supporting John Tory’s mayoral candidacy in this year’s municipal election. While Gail Nyberg is supporting this campaign, she is doing so as a private citizen and on her own personal time.
Daily Bread Food Bank is not supporting any single campaign and remains non-partisan. With 946,000 food bank visits in Toronto last year, we will continue to work with all candidates to make hunger and poverty an important election issue.
Daily Bread envisions a healthy, economically vibrant city where mothers and fathers don’t have to worry about their children going to bed hungry; where safe, affordable housing allows neighbourhoods to thrive; where good job opportunities will help lift people out of poverty.
Date Added: February 11, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Events,Fundraising Events,News — Anita @ 1:07 pm
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: January 9, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,News,Volunteer Opportunities,Youth Program — Sarah @ 9:46 am
Daily Bread’s Youth Program provides educational and volunteer opportunities for students aged 8 and up. If you are a teacher interested in bringing a class to Daily Bread, email email@example.com for more information. Caileigh is a Grade 7 student who volunteered along with her class this year, and shared what she learned about food banks, Daily Bread and hunger while she was here.
I thought that visiting the “Daily Bread Food Bank” was a very humbling experience. You would not normally think of how fortunate we are to have all of our basic needs met daily. We all have food, water, warmth, shelter, and a school education. Some people in the GTA do not have those things to support themselves, or their families.
The people, who donate their time at the food bank, do so as unpaid volunteers. They generously help their fellow citizens, out of the goodness of their hearts. As a school we collected a large amount of food, but that is only a fraction of what is really needed.
We experienced; packaging carrots, making little bags of milk, and packaging non-perishable food items. Even the few hours we helped made a big difference, and helped make the regular volunteers tasks just a bit easier, for a day. It made me feel good to donate both time and food to help people in need.
Most of the people that go to the food bank are embarrassed. They ask their family and friends for help first but eventually turn to the food bank. Visiting the food bank was a great eye opening experience. Spending your time helping the citizens that need help the most.
- Caileigh, Grade 7, TMS School
Date Added: January 6, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Holiday Drive,News — Sarah @ 9:58 am
Fire fighters drop off food donations to Daily Bread
Holiday Drive extended to January 10 for food
WHAT: Fire fighters donate food to Daily Bread
Toronto fire fighters will be rolling up to Daily Bread on Tuesday morning with food donations collected from the public through local fire halls. While Daily Bread has reached its $2.5 million goal, the Holiday Drive has raised only 505,000 pounds towards a goal of 1 million pounds of food. Representatives of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association will also be on hand with a donation of $1000 towards buying food.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 7 at 10:30 A.M.
WHO: Gail Nyberg, Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank
Damien Walsh, Vice President, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association
WHERE: Daily Bread Food Bank
Loading Docks – Second entrance after main parking lot
191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)
GENERAL HOLIDAY DRIVE INFORMATION
Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall or participating grocery stores. Most needed food items include canned fish, peanut butter, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned/dried beans, baby food and formula, powdered milk and canned fruits and vegetables.
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For more information:
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238
Date Added: January 2, 2014 | Comments Off | Filed under: News — Sarah @ 12:07 pm
Thank you to everyone who donated to CBC’s Sounds of the Season campaign, a fundraiser for local GTA food banks.
Sounds of the Season ended on December 31, raising over $581,355, and breaking last year’s record of $501,200 by $80,000!
For highlights of the Sounds of the Season kick-off event on December 6, click here. Shows including Metro Morning, Here and Now, Fresh Air and Big City, Small World broadcast in front of a live studio audience along with special guests including Serena Ryder, Toronto Mass Choir, Commander Chris Hadfield, the Wexford Gleeks, Jian Ghomeshi and Amanda Martinez.
Date Added: December 30, 2013 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,News — Sarah @ 12:18 pm
The Ontario provincial government is coordinating a program to provide some money towards replacing perishable food lost due to power outages as a result of last week’s ice storm. Families will be eligible for up to $100, and individuals $50 in grocery gift cards. The cards will be available at Ontario Works offices from December 31 to January 3. Please note those offices will be closed on January 1st. For more information, or to find out where your closest Ontario Works office is located, please click here.
Looking to donate to ice storm relief? Click here to make a donation now. Under ‘How would you like to designate your gift’ you can choose to make your gift to either the ‘Government Gift Card program for ice storm relief’ or ‘Food bank clients affected by the storm’.
Date Added: | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Holiday Drive,News — Sarah @ 10:51 am
Daily Bread’s Holiday Drive has been extended until January 10th.
The Holiday Drive is currently at $2,078,000 with a goal of $2.5 million. However, food donations are very slow with 438,000 pounds of food raised, with a goal of 1 million pounds.
Donations of non-perishable, nutritious food can be dropped off at local fire halls or participating grocery stores. To find your closest donation drop off, please click here.
Most needed food items include canned fish/meat, peanut butter, pasta sauce, pasta, rice, canned or dried beans/lentils, powdered milk and canned fruits or vegetables.
Date Added: December 23, 2013 | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Holiday Drive,News — Sarah @ 1:51 pm
Volunteers sort through Holiday Drive food donations
WHAT: Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts
Hundreds of volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations on Friday and Saturday at Daily Bread Food Bank. The Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts are a popular community event, with over 600 volunteer spots filling up online in only 20 minutes.
The Holiday Drive ends December with goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food. As of December 23, $1.76 million and 350,000 pounds of food have been donated.
Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required.
Friday, December 27. 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 28. 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Daily Bread Food Bank. 191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)
GENERAL HOLIDAY DRIVE INFORMATION
The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at www.dailybread.ca. You can also mail cheques 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. Most needed food items include canned fish, peanut butter, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned/dried beans, baby food and formula, powdered milk and canned fruits and vegetables.
Date Added: | Comments Off | Filed under: Blog,Information,Meal Programs,News — Sarah @ 8:52 am
Attached is a downloadable list of all drop-in programs and meals that will be open over the holidays, from December 21st to January 5th. Schedules can sometimes change without notice, please make sure to call ahead to confirm times.
Click here to download the 2013-2014 Holiday Drop-In Hours and Meal Programs
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