MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Volunteers sorting food donations at Daily Bread on Thanksgiving weekend

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ -

WHAT:   Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts
   
  Hundreds of volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations during the Thanksgiving weekend at Daily Bread Food Bank. On Saturday, October 12, Canadian Olympians will be volunteering their time along with members of the community.
   
  The Thanksgiving Drive ends on October 19 with goals of $300,000 and 200,000 pounds of food. As of Wednesday, October 9, $177,000 and 61,000 pounds of food have been donated.
   
  Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required.
   
WHEN:  

Saturday, October 12
10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (with special guests, Canadian Olympians)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   


Monday, October 14
10 a.m. to 12:00 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 THANKSGIVING 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. Most needed food items include canned fish, peanut butter, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned/dried beans, baby food and formula, powdered milk and canned fruits and vegetables.

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


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