Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Volunteers sorting Spring Drive food donations during Easter

TORONTO, April 19, 2014 /CNW/ -

WHAT:   Spring Drive Public Food Sorts
   
  A spring tradition for many families and community groups, over five hundred people will volunteer their time to sort and pack food donations from Daily Bread's Spring Drive. On Saturday, April 19, Canadian Olympians will be celebrating the Olympic spirit by volunteering their time to give back to the community.
   
  The Spring Drive ends on April 26 with goals of 225,000 dollars and 225,000 pounds of food. As of April 18, the Spring Drive has raised $152,000 and 150,000 pounds of food.
   
  Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required.
   
WHEN:   Saturday, April 19
  10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (with special guests, Canadian Olympians)
  1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   
  Monday, April 21
  10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   
WHO:   Gail Nyberg, Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank
  Saturday morning only:
  Jason Burnett, two-time Olympian, Beijing 2008 silver medalist, Trampoline
  Jonathan Lockwood, Beijing 2008 Olympian, Baseball
  Rosie Cossar, London 2012 Olympian, Rhythmic Gymnastics
  Anastasiya Muntyanu, London 2012 Olympian, Rhythmic Gymnastics
   
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 or participating grocery stores.


SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information:

Jessica Ward
Communications Coordinator
T: 416-203-0050
C: 416-450-2196
E: media@dailybread.ca