Media Advisory - Volunteers sorting Holiday Drive food donations after Christmas

TORONTO, Dec. 24, 2012 /CNW/ -

WHAT:   Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts
   
  Almost six hundred volunteers on December 26 and 27 will be sorting and packing food donations from the Holiday Drive at Daily Bread Food Bank.
   
  With only 500,000 pounds of food donated so far, Daily Bread is looking to raise 500,000 pounds more or an additional $200,000 to purchase food and reach the Holiday Drive goal of a million pounds. Daily Bread's original financial goal was $1.5 million, but is now $1.7 million if food donations continue to be low. Donations during the Holiday Drive will help keep Daily Bread shelves stocked and food going out to those who need it for the next few winter months.
   
  Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required.
   
WHEN:   Wednesday, December 26
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   
  Thursday, December 27
10 a.m. to 12 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)
   

GENERAL FOOD DRIVE INFORMATION

The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at www.dailybread.ca. You can also mail cheques to: Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON  M8V 2E7. Non perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall, Loblaws, valu-mart or No Frills. Most needed food donations include canned fruit/vegetables, canned meat or fish, dried or canned beans and lentils, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, canned soup and stew, baby food and formula, canned/powdered or tetra pak cartons of milk.

Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.


SOURCE: Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information:

Sarah Anderson
Senior Manager,Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238
C: 416-450-2196 
E: sarah@dailybread.ca