Media Advisory: Ontario's Buy Local, Share Local campaign arrives in Toronto



    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - Buy Local, Share Local, an innovative campaign
presented by RBC, will arrive in Toronto on Sunday, September 28th at the
Liberty Village MyMarket. The Buy Local, Share Local campaign is an initiative
of the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) designed to increase the sales
and donations of local food in Ontario to support our neighbours, our
environment and our local economy.
    The goal for this first-ever campaign is to raise 100,000 pounds of
fresh, local food for food banks across the province this harvest season.
Sunday's event will include a fresh food drive in support of Daily Bread Food
Bank.

    
    Date:              Sunday, September 28th
    Time:              Event runs from 9 am to 2 pm
    Location:          Liberty Village MyMarket
                       East Liberty St. and Hanna Ave., Toronto
    Representatives:   Adam Spence, Executive Director, OAFB

    Media representatives are invited to attend. For more information about
    the campaign, please visit www.buylocalsharelocal.ca.
    

    Buy Local, Share Local is supported by the Ontario Federation of
Agriculture (OFA), the Turkey Farmers of Ontario, Homegrown Ontario, and the
Ontario Tender Fruit Producers. The campaign is visiting selected communities
across the province this fall, including Kingston, Hamilton, Ottawa,
Mississauga, Orillia, London, and Peterborough.

    The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is a network of over 100
food banks including communities across the province from Ottawa to Windsor,
and Niagara Falls to Thunder Bay. For more information about the OAFB, as well
as hunger and poverty in Ontario, please visit www.oafb.ca.

    Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is
fighting to end hunger in our communities. Last year, over 950,000 people
across 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. 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.





For further information:

For further information: Adam Spence, Executive Director, Ontario
Association of Food Banks (OAFB), Work: (416) 656-4100, Cell: (416) 543-0897

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