On September 19, Daily Bread Food Bank kicked-off our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive with a goal to raise 1 million lbs of food for our neighbours in need.
To help us reach our goal this year, our long-time partners at Purolator announced their support through the first ever Toronto Red Bag campaign, part of their larger Tackle Hunger initiative.
Purolator Red Bags were delivered by volunteers to homes in the Danforth area asking residents to fill the bag with nutritious, non-perishable items. Bags were then left at the front door and picked up by volunteer Purolator drivers and delivered to Daily Bread – the response was astounding! Residents came through and in just a few short days raised a total of 6,474 lbs of food that will be distributed to our community this Thanksgiving season!
We are incredibly grateful to Purolator for their efforts to raise awareness about the need for food and encourage everyone to #TackleHunger together.
A special thank you to Deputy Mayor Ana Baialo for joining us at our launch, and to our friends at the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association for their continuous support and commitment to fighting hunger in our city.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to our Thanksgiving drive, please click here. Food donations can be dropped off at any fire hall across the city, participating grocery stores or directly at the Daily Bread warehouse at 191 New Toronto Street.
Thank you for your support and efforts to end hunger in Toronto!