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Daily Bread | COVID19 Announcements

Our Valuable Volunteer, Jason

May 29, 2020

Volunteers are an invaluable part of the team at Daily Bread Food Bank, and without them our work would not be possible. Especially now, as we continue to face challenges and respond to the impact that COVID-19 has had on our communities.

One volunteer who has stepped up and become a crucial part of our operations as we’ve shifted our work, is Jason.

Jason’s journey at Daily Bread began last August when he needed some help from the food bank and saw the need for volunteers. From that point on, he decided to use his time to help others facing food insecurity and poverty.

Having worked in the food and restaurant industry for over 25 years, Jason has an in-depth understanding of food handling and distribution which makes him incredibly invaluable to our team when he comes in to help in the New Toronto Street Food Bank on Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Jason is also a member of our Information and Referrals team, providing phone support to people across Toronto looking to register for the food bank. He understands how difficult it can be for someone to reach out and get help. He says that this is the most rewarding part of volunteering. “To make connections with people and be the compassionate face at the front is great. I understand their situation, and make sure that everyone feels comfortable, and that they know that they are going to receive food and the help that they need”

Jason’s lived experience has led to him to also become an advocate for those experiencing hunger and poverty.

“There’s shame about needing help. I waited until things got really bad to ask for help, I didn’t ask when I needed it, and I can imagine others that use the food bank feel the same.”

Recently, Jason has expanded his advocacy work outside the walls of Daily Bread Food Bank, having been selected to be a member of the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG).  As part of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office with the City of Toronto, Jason and a team of individuals will meet to discuss the poverty reduction action plan, and advocate for programs surrounding poverty reduction.

We are so grateful for not only all the work that Jason does for us, but for all of his hard work on behalf of those in our communities experiencing food insecurity and poverty. Jason is a constant example of how much stronger we are together, and we are so glad that he chose us as a way to give back to his community.

Monetary Donations

You can support our ongoing efforts in providing food to those who need it most during this challenging time.

 

Online Food Donations

Order online from your favourite grocery store and have items delivered directly to our warehouse:
191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON, M8V 2E7.

Drop-off Food Donations

You can drop off non-perishable food donations at any fire hall in the city.

Click here for a list of our most needed items.

Online Fundraising

You can run an online fundraiser in support of Daily Bread. It’s easy and you can do it while #stayinghome
Click here to set up your custom donation page.

Questions? Click here for a list of FAQs.

If you need food support, click here.



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November 6, 2020

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A Discussion With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Food Banks Across Canada

October 19, 2020

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The Food Fund at Daily Bread Food Bank

October 14, 2020

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September 25, 2020

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