Media Advisory - Daily Bread Food Bank available for comment on Ontario Child Benefit in provincial budget



    TORONTO, March 21 /CNW/ - Representatives of Daily Bread Food Bank will
be available for comment on the Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) and anti-poverty
measures contained in the Ontario Budget. Daily Bread Food Bank has long been
an advocate on behalf of low-income families. Last June, Daily Bread Food Bank
released a Blueprint to Fight Hunger calling for an OCB of $92 per child per
month for low-income families with children.

    
    WHO:    Michael Oliphant            WHO:    Gail Nyberg
            Director, Research and              Executive Director
            Communications                      Daily Bread Food Bank
            Daily Bread Food Bank

    CELL:   647-888-7601                CELL:   416-706-9567

    WHERE:  Ontario Budget Lockup       WHERE:  Ontario Legislature
            Frontenac Room,                     Queen's Park
            2nd Floor Macdonald Block
            900 Bay Street, Toronto

    WHEN:   March 22, 2007              WHEN:   March 22, 2007
            Following the Lockup                After 4 p.m. and following
            (after 4:00 p.m.)                   the conclusion of the budget
                                                presentation
    

    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.




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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