Oct 31, 2023

Make the Season Kind: Help fight hunger in your community 

Join CBC Toronto this December for a month-long celebration of community and kindness in support of food banks across the GTA.   

You can help make the season kind and be a lifeline to families experiencing hunger.For ways you can support Daily Bread Food Bank and help fight hunger as part of this campaign, read on!  

1. Make a financial gift  

Your financial gift to Daily Bread through CBC Sounds of the Season will help provide emergency food access to thousands of families experiencing hunger this holiday season.   

To donate online, click here.    

To donate by phone, call our operators at 1-855-700-SOTS (1-855-700-7687).   

The SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, except for December 8 when phone lines will be open from 5:30 am – 7:00 pm. If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.  

2. Participate in the CBC Toronto Sounds of the Season School Challenge 

Run a school food drive in support of Daily Bread, and you could win the CBC Sounds of the Season School Challenge!  

The school that collects the most non-perishable food by November 30 (proportional to its student population) will win a pizza lunch for their entire school AND an assembly visit in January with a CBC personality.*  

Click here to learn more and to register your school to participate in the Challenge. 

3.  Teach your kids through the “12 Days of Giving”  

Want to teach your children about the importance of giving and helping others?   

The “12 Days of Giving” is a great activity to prompt conversations with kids about hunger, poverty, privilege, social justice, and empathy.  Click here to download the “12 Days of Giving” worksheet.   

Scroll down to learn how you can get your box or bag of food to us. 

4. Join us on Friday, December 8 in the CBC Toronto Broadcast Centre – the beloved open house returns! 

Join us on site for the first full CBC Sounds of the Season Open House since the pandemic!  Show up extra early to be in the audience for the live taping of Metro Morning. Or come down in the afternoon for Here and Now – both held at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio, located at 250 Front Street West. Head over to the Atrium, where a diverse array of activities catering to all age groups will be available – including CBC Kids, CBC Sports, a Dragon’s Den marketplace and more. Full programming details are available at cbc.ca/sots. 

5. Donate food  

The items we need most right now are canned fish/fruits/veggies, oatmeal and nut butters. You can find a printable PDF of our most-needed items here

There are several ways you can get your food donations to us: 

  • Drop off at any Toronto fire hall (map)  
  • Drop off at any participating grocery stores (map)  
  • Drop off directly to Daily Bread’s warehouse at 191 New Toronto Street in Etobicoke on Mondays-Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (drop-off spot here)  
  • Order nonperishable items online from your favourite grocery store and have them delivered directly to our warehouse: 191 New Toronto St, Toronto, ON, M8V 2E7 

6. Spread the word  

Tell your loved ones about how you’re working to fight hunger this holiday season and rally their support! Together, we can make a difference for our neighbours facing food insecurity.  

Need food? If you need food support, please click here.   

Thank you for your generous support of Daily Bread through CBC Sounds of the Season!  

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