Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Volunteers sort through food donations at Daily Bread Food Bank

Daily Bread may not meet Spring Drive goals

TORONTO, March 26, 2016 /CNW/ -

WHAT:


Spring Drive Public Food Sorts






Today and Easter Monday morning, over 400 volunteers will help sort and pack Spring Drive food donations at Daily Bread's warehouse.






With one week left to go, Daily Bread may not reach the Spring Drive goals of $225,000 and 150,000 pounds of food. As of March 25, only $125,000 and 67,000 pounds of food have been raised. The Spring Drive ends on April 1 and donations help stock the shelves to ensure a steady supply of nutritious food can be distributed to Torontonians struggling with hunger and poverty. Daily Bread's executive director, Gail Nyberg, will be on hand to explain why donations are so important this time of year.






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




WHO:


Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread's Executive Director




WHEN:


Saturday, March 26



10 a.m. to 12 p.m.



1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.






Monday, March 28



10 a.m. to 12 p.m.




WHERE:


Daily Bread Food Bank



191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)

 

GENERAL SPRING DRIVE INFORMATION
The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at www.dailybread.ca. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall or at participating grocery stores. Most needed food items include peanut butter, canned fish, canned vegetables and fruit, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned/dried beans, baby food, cereal and formula.

About Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes. For more information on Daily Bread Food Bank, please visit www.dailybread.ca.

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: Brendan Derrig/Adam Paralovos, C: 416-450-2196, E: media@dailybread.ca

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