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20 Years of Impact

This year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Daily Bread are marking 20 years of working together to help Torontonians in need.

“Life circumstances can change without warning, and what Daily Bread does is vital to help people move from tough times into a better future,” says Gaylen Duncan, Country Operating Officer for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Thanks to Bank of America for their dedication, passion and generous support – and for two decades of better futures!

To read the latest issue of our Food for Thought newsletter please click here.

Date Added: September 7, 2017 | Filed under: Blog, News — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 9:53 am

Five donations families are thankful for during Thanksgiving

Families across Toronto are relying on your unwavering support this Thanksgiving. Donations fall during the summer and we need your help to stock the shelves during the Thanksgiving Drive.
Daily Bread Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Drive begins on September 21. Help make this holiday easier for people who are struggling to make ends meet.

Here are the top five donations Daily Bread needs. Drop off your non-perishable food donations at your local fire hall.

1) Canned fish or meat
What’s so special about canned fish or meat? For starters, they are non-perishable and high in protein. The best thing about canned fish or meat is that it’s already cooked and requires little preparation. This saves energy and time.

2) Peanut butter
Peanut butter is simple and it works! It’s a good source of protein and healthy fats. Much like tuna, peanut butter is quick and easy to use. Peanut butter’s versatility makes it a good addition to breakfast and snacks. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s tasty.

3) Rice
Rice is a good source of calories and is a great accompaniment for vegetables, meats and alternatives. Rice is a fuel source that helps us navigate our daily lives. For those who are struggling, rice can help complete their meals and ensure they don’t go hungry.

4) Pasta
Pasta (especially whole wheat or high-fibre varieties) is a reliable source of energy. It also means pasta disappears quickly at food banks – everyone needs it.

5) Eggs and dairy
These two foods are difficult to access for those struggling. They have a short shelf life and as such, are difficult to donate. Cash donations allow Daily Bread to buy these products and distribute them without worrying about whether they have spoiled. Both of these are especially crucial for families with children.

Did you know that half of what Daily Bread distributes to local food bank is fresh? We use your financial donations to purchase food like eggs, yogurt, milk, carrots, apples and onions. You can donate online at to help us purchase and distribute perishable foods like this.

Daily Bread Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Drive begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Let’s give back to our community! To make a monetary donation please click here.

Date Added: September 21, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, News, Thanksgiving Drive — Tags: , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 3:16 pm

Canstruction is building it once again!

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The 2016 Canstruction Toronto event is gearing up! This is a competition held in Toronto and cities around the world where, each year, teams of designers, architects and engineers donate their time to build sculptures made entirely out of cans of foods. Last year’s Canstruction raised over 70,000 pounds of food. The canned food sculptures will be displayed in downtown Toronto from May 17 to 21 before being taken down and donated to Daily Bread Food Bank.

Still not sure what Canstruction Toronto is all about? Here’s a link to last year’s sculptures:

Date Added: April 5, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, Canstruction, Fundraising Events, News — Tags: , , , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 3:20 pm

Last day of the Spring Drive!

This is no April Fool’s joke….today is the last day of Daily Bread’s Spring Drive! DSC_0078

As of March 31, $150,000 and 93,000 pounds have been raised and the goals are $225,000 and 150,000 pounds of food.

Donations to the Spring Drive will help ensure that Daily Bread can continue to deliver nutritious food out to almost 200 food programs across Toronto. Help fight hunger in Toronto and make a gift to the Spring Drive online by clicking here:

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall. Most needed food items include canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, canned or dried beans/lentils as well as canned fish or meat and rice.

Date Added: April 1, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, News, Spring Drive — Tags: , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 10:05 am

Order your local food favourite – and help fight hunger too!

UberEats logo-largeOn March 11, we’ve got a great way to give a little extra back to Daily Bread Food Bank.

We have partnered with UberEATS, a new food-ordering app that delivers the best of Toronto from the local spots you love right when you want it.  On Friday, March 11, UberEATS will donate $2 from every order to Daily Bread. That $2 is enough to pay for two whole meals provided to a child or adult who gets their groceries at a neighbourhood food bank.

“We’re all about celebrating the cities we serve, “says UberEATS Toronto general manager Bowie Cheung. “That’s why we are so excited to support a great Toronto organization that is working to end hunger in this city for almost 100,000 people a year.”

So, just by getting together for lunch with your workmates or winding up the week with friends for a bite after work, you can support a good cause. The more orders on UberEATS on March 11, the more meals we can provide to people in need.

Want to do more? It is easy to make a donation right here!  And, of course, we’re counting on you to run a food & cash drive to help us meet our Spring Drive goal.

Spread the word! Go to to download the UberEATS app and mark your calendars for Friday March 11 to help us in our fight against hunger.

Date Added: March 8, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, News, Spring Drive — Tags: , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 8:54 am

Thank you for supporting Daily Bread’s Holiday Drive!

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Thanks to your generous support, Daily Bread raised an amazing $2.3 million and over 600,000 pounds of food during the Holiday Drive.

While Daily Bread didn’t quite reach its Holiday Drive goals, the food and money raised during the last month will help keep Daily Bread’s shelves stocked and our trucks running, distributing healthy and nutritious food to almost 200 food programs across Toronto.

And just because the Holiday Drive has stopped, doesn’t mean Daily Bread has! Hunger is a year-round problem, which means you can donate online, volunteer, or drop off non-perishable food donations to your local fire hall throughout the year as well.

Thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered or took the time out of their busy holiday schedules to organize a food or fundraising drive!

Date Added: January 5, 2016 | Filed under: Blog, Events, Holiday Drive, News — Tags: , , , — Adam Paralovos @ 10:06 am