Daily Bread's community garden kicks off sixth growing season during Hunger Awareness Week

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ -

WHAT:            

Daily Bread Garden Opening


Daily Bread's Growing for Change community garden, a joint project between Daily Bread and LAMP, opens May 9 for its sixth growing season! Daily Bread's garden grows organic fruits, herbs and vegetables for Daily Bread's onsite food bank. Last year, over 1200 pounds of nutritious, fresh food was grown and delivered to people struggling with hunger.


Volunteers will be helping prepare the garden for the growing season with donated compost, as well as planting two more apples trees in Daily Bread's small orchard. Compost and apple trees have been generously donated by the Compost Council of Canada.

WHEN:            

Friday, May 9, 2014


10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Planting of apple trees at 10 a.m.)

WHO:              

Gail Nyberg, Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank


Community Garden Volunteers


Susan Antler, Executive Director, Compost Council of Canada


Maki Hatashita MPH, RD Community Dietitian          

WHERE:          

Daily Bread Food Bank's Growing for Change Community Garden


191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)

 

 

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: Sarah Anderson, Senior Manager, Communications, T: 416-203-0050, C: 416-450-2196,E: media@dailybread.ca