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2018 Media Releases

May 24, 2018 – New Daily Bread Food Bank research shows decrease in numbers of food bank client visits in first 3 months of 2018

New research from Daily Bread Food Bank shows an almost 8 per cent decrease in client visits in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time period in 2017, amounting to nearly 16,000 fewer visits at Daily Bread member agencies.


April 19, 2018 – Walmart Foundation funds two Toronto charities in their efforts to rescue and deliver fresh, surplus food to feed people experiencing hunger

Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest are each launching new initiatives to address food loss and waste (FLW), thanks to a generous grant of $3,453,576 from the Walmart Foundation in support of this important work.


March 28, 2018 – The 2018 Ontario Budget: Setting the stage for “serious transformation” of Ontario’s Income Security System

Daily Bread Food Bank is encouraged by the 2018 Ontario budget, which contains important measures to advance poverty reduction and improve circumstances for low-income Ontarians.



2017 Media Releases

October 23, 2017 – Neil Hetherington named new CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank

After 12 years as Executive Director of Daily Bread Food Bank, Canada’s largest food bank and food distribution hub, Gail Nyberg announced her retirement, effective in early 2018. She will continue to serve until a successor is named and the transition is complete.


April 21, 2017 – Gail Nyberg retiring as Executive Director of Daily Bread Food Bank

Dixon Hall CEO Neil Hetherington has been named the new CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank, the largest food bank in Canada. Daily Bread’s current executive director, Gail Nyberg, is retiring after leading the organization since 2005.


January 23, 2017 – Daily Bread Food Bank supports calls for the federal government to include a housing benefit in the upcoming 2017 budget

Daily Bread Food Bank, Canada’s largest food bank and food distribution hub, announced its support of the National Housing Collaborative’s recommendation to institute a housing benefit for renters in the 2017 federal budget. A housing benefit, given directly to a tenant, would help to address the lack of income which drives the need to get emergency food relief from a food bank.