TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - As people gear up for this season of
giving, Daily Bread is asking people to think about their neighbours in
need this holiday. With only 375,000 pounds of food donated, Daily
Bread's Holiday Drive has just over two weeks to raise 625,000 pounds
to meet its goal of one million pounds of food.
"There are so many people right now organizing events, food drives or
donating to help people in this city who are hungry and I am so
grateful to them," said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread's executive director.
Daily Bread is hoping the people of Toronto can help make a difference
by donating food or money to the Holiday Drive, which ends on December
"We're also looking to raise $1.5 million and we're now at just over a
million dollars. What has me the most concerned is how behind in food
donations we are. They're trickling in, but we need a lot more to make
sure our shelves are full this winter," said Nyberg. "I'm hoping that
while people are out grocery shopping this weekend for Christmas
dinner, they'll think about picking up a bit extra for those who need
it most. And if we can't reach our food goal, I'm hoping we can exceed
our financial goal so that we can use the money to make up for the
shortfall in food donations."
Nutritious, non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at local
fire halls, Loblaws, No Frills, valu-mart or a participating grocery
store. Most needed food items include: pasta, dried/canned beans or
lentils, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, baby formula and food,
tomato sauce, peanut butter and canned or powdered milk. Daily Bread
does not receive any funding from the United Way.
Financial donations can be made easily and securely online at www.dailybread.ca or by mailing a cheque to Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto St.,
Toronto, Ontario, M8V 2E7.
Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.
SOURCE: Daily Bread Food Bank
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238