Media Advisory/Photo Op: Food banks, farmers, and Direct Energy join forces
to reduce hunger

MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB), Direct Energy and Whittamore's Farm will be holding a large scale gleaning event to raise thousands of pounds of fresh food for local food banks. The event will feature 100 Direct Energy volunteers picking fresh corn, tomatoes, and green beans in order to ensure that area families have fresh, local foods this Thanksgiving weekend.

    
    Date:        Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
    Time:        9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Location:    Whittamore's Farm, 8100 Steeles Ave. E., Markham
    Photo Op:    11:30 a.m.

    Representatives: Adam Spence, Executive Director, OAFB
                     Hillary Marshall, Direct Energy
                     Mike Whittamore, Whittamore's Farm.
    

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.

SOURCE Ontario Association of Food Banks

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

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