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Sign up for the Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts today!

UPDATE September 27 10:30 a.m.: The Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts are full.

Don’t worry – if you weren’t able to register for a spot but you were really hoping to help Daily Bread Food Bank, there are many other ways to support Daily Bread and the Thanksgiving Drive!

We are always looking for volunteers throughout the year. Please check out some volunteer opportunities here:

Volunteer Opportunities

You can make a monetary donation to the Thanksgiving Drive here:

Make Monetary Donation

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at your local fire hall. Help us reach our new $8 million annual goal.

Daily Bread’s warehouse is located at 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON
M8V 2E7. There is limited parking available. We are accessible by TTC (110 Islington South bus from Islington subway station; please check for schedules and more information).

Date Added: September 23, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, Fall Drive, News, Public Food Sorts, Thanksgiving Drive, Volunteer, Volunteer Opportunities — Tags: , , , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 10:38 am

Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts sponsored by Kellogg Canada

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Please note: The Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts are filled. No volunteers are needed.

Each Thanksgiving Daily Bread opens up our doors to our community during the holiday weekend and over 500 volunteers take over our warehouse to help us sort the thousands of pounds of food donated by our generous neighbours in support of our Thanksgiving Drive. This year our goal is to raise $325,000 and 225,000 pounds of food which will help stock our shelves and continue to provide nutritious food until the Holiday Drive in late November. DSC_0072

“Our Food Sorts play a critical role in our thanksgiving drive,” said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread’s executive director. “We depend on our volunteers to sort all of the food donations to ensure that we can deliver food to people struggling with hunger in Toronto. This year our food sort volunteer sign-up was booked in less than 7 minutes!”

What makes this year’s sort even more special is that our friends at Kellogg Canada are sponsoring our food sort. They have also committed to donating over 60,000 pounds of food for the drive and also snacks for the volunteers who come in to volunteer their time on Thanksgiving. Whether donating food, time or money, Kellogg Canada and their employees are always looking to brighten the future for those in need.

“As a food company we understand the importance of addressing the growing hunger problem in Canada. And, through our Breakfasts for Better Days initiative, we’re doing what we can to make hunger matter – both across the globe and right here in the communities in which we live and work,” said Lores Tomé, Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Kellogg Canada Inc.

Thank you Kellogg Canada for helping to nourish our volunteers and our neighbours in need!

Date Added: September 30, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News, Public Food Sorts — Tags: , , — Anderson @ 2:25 pm

Sign up for the Thanksgiving Public Food Sorts!

Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts 2015


An annual community event, hundreds of people over the holiday weekend will come help sort food at Daily Bread’s warehouse in south Etobicoke.

Can’t make it? The Thanksgiving Drive starts September 23 and runs until October 16. You can donate non-perishable food and drop it off at any fire hall across Toronto, or directly to Daily Bread’s warehouse at 191 New Toronto Street. Our most needed food items include peanut butter, canned fish, tomato pasta sauce, canned or dried beans as well as canned fruits and vegetables.

Interested in running a food drive? Click here to find out how and to register your drive!

Date Added: September 22, 2015 | Filed under: Blog, News, Public Food Sorts, Thanksgiving Drive — Anderson @ 10:00 am

Media Advisory: Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

Volunteers sort through Holiday Drive food donations

WHAT:             Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts                       

Hundreds of volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations on Saturday and Sunday at Daily Bread Food Bank.

The Holiday Drive ends December 31 with goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food. As of December 24, $1.7 million and 443,000 pounds of food have been donated.

Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required.


Saturday, December 27 Sunday, December 28
10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


WHERE:          Daily Bread Food Bank – 191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)

For more information:

Sarah Anderson
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238 C: 416-450-2196

Date Added: December 22, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, Holiday Drive, News, Public Food Sorts — Anderson @ 2:49 pm

Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts

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Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer at Daily Bread’s Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts! Canadian Olympians came to volunteer on Saturday, and mayoral candidates Olivia Chow, Doug Ford, Ari Goldkind and John Tory came to visit Monday morning.

Almost 600 volunteers helped sort and pack 112,459 lbs of food.

Date Added: October 29, 2014 | Filed under: Blog, Fall Drive, News, Public Food Sorts — Jessica @ 2:49 pm