Media Advisory - Volunteers sorting Holiday Drive food donations at Daily
Bread today

TORONTO, Dec. 28 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Holiday Drive Public Food Sort

              Approximately 400 volunteers will be spending their holidays
              packing and sorting food donations today at Daily Bread Food
              Bank.

              As of yesterday, Daily Bread was at 775,000lbs and almost
              $900,000 donated. Daily Bread still has a ways to go to reach
              the Holiday Drive goals of 1,000,000lbs and $1,000,000 by
              January 4th. There is still time to donate, and those donations
              go a long way to helping hungry people in Toronto.

              Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No
              volunteers are required.

    WHEN:     Monday, December 28, 2009
              9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    WHERE:    Daily Bread Food Bank
              191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)
    

GENERAL FOOD DRIVE INFORMATION

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any fire hall. Metro and Loblaws grocery stores across the GTA will be accepting donations until December 31st. The fastest, easiest way to make a financial gift is online at www.dailybread.ca. You can also text the word HUNGER to 45678 on your cell phone to make a $5 donation to Daily Bread. Donate by phone with a credit card by calling 416-203-0050 or 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 that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Last year, there were over a million client visits to food banks across the GTA. Daily Bread serves the majority of these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in 171 member agencies. Daily Bread Food Bank fights hunger by providing food and resources for hungry people; mobilizing greater community support and creating social change through research, education and advocacy.

    
     Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.
    

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: For further information: Sarah Anderson, Communications & Marketing Officer, T: (416) 203-0050 ext. 238, C: (416) 450-2196, E: sarah@dailybread.ca


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