Foodless fridges kick off Daily Bread's Fall Food Drive



    TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - Daily Bread Food Bank officially kicked off the
annual Fall Food Drive today at their New Toronto Street facility. Toronto's
public was urged to remember those who struggle with hunger and poverty
against the backdrop of an empty refrigerator. The drive lasts until
October 19th.
    Confused commuters in the downtown financial district yesterday wondered,
"Why all the empty fridges?" The striking image of an empty fridge where one
would least expect caused people to stop and notice, commanding thought about
the subject of hunger in the city. The five empty fridges were removed by
3:00 p.m.
    "We wanted to do something different...to get people asking questions,"
says Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread's executive director. "We can only assume that
the individuals who removed the fridges are as concerned about hunger in the
city as we are and like us want to put an end to empty fridges everywhere."
    The annual Fall Food Drive reminds people about the issues of poverty
around the time of Thanksgiving and gives the public the opportunity to get
involved in the fight against hunger.
    "Hunger is a very serious issue in our city, in our province and in our
country," says Nyberg, "I hope the public will help us feed the immediate need
by donating to the food drive now and look longer term when they vote on
October 10th."

    GENERAL FOOD DRIVE INFORMATION

    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. Nutritious, non-perishable food
donations can be dropped off at any fire hall, Loblaws or Real Canadian
Superstore.

    Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated
to fighting hunger. Last year, over 905,000 people in the GTA relied on food
banks. 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.





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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