Daily Bread needs 200,000 pounds to meet goal in Spring Food Drive



    Daily Bread reminds public to keep donating

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - With 10 days remaining in the Spring Food
Drive, Daily Bread Food Bank is short of its 500,000 pound goal. With the
drive wrapping up on April 27, 2007 the momentum must stay steady and Daily
Bread continues to urge the public to give generously.
    "Unfortunately, demand for food banks is high and we have quite a way to
go," says Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread's executive director. "This food drive will
help stock the shelves of the food banks across the city with nutritious food
throughout the summer months. In order to do that, Toronto's support is
crucial."
    For those not able to get to a grocery store, financial donations are the
simplest way to help. "Of course we depend on food donations of nutritious,
non-perishables," says Nyberg, "And financial donations allow us to purchase
twice as much food as the average person while we continue to get food to the
people who need it the most."
    Food bank use has risen a dramatic 79% since 1995 and Daily Bread Food
Bank continues to support the individuals and families who struggle to make
ends meet. Daily Bread's annual food drives bring awareness about the hunger
crisis to the public while providing the opportunity to support Toronto's
leader in the fight against hunger and make a strong difference in the
community.

    GENERAL FOOD DRIVE INFORMATION

    Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any fire hall,
Loblaws or Real Canadian Superstore. The fastest, easiest way to make a
financial gift is online at dailybread.ca. A second option is to donate by
phone with a credit card by calling 416-203-0050. Or people can mail cheques
to: Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M8V 2E7.
    Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated
to fighting hunger. Last year, almost 900,000 people in the GTA relied on food
banks; 38% of those clients were children. Daily Bread and its member agencies
serve the majority of these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal
programs in over 160 member agencies. In an effort to eliminate the need for
food banks, Daily Bread educates the public, conducts research and advocates
realistic government policies.

    A non-profit, charitable organization working to eliminate hunger in
    the Greater Toronto Area since 1984.





For further information:

For further information: Gabrielle Chackal, Communications & Marketing
Officer, T: (416) 203-0050 ext.238, E: gabrielle@dailybread.ca, C: (416)
819-2196


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