Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Volunteers sort through Holiday Drive food donations

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2015 /CNW/ -

WHAT:   

Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts




A holiday tradition for many, over 600 hundred volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations at Daily Bread's warehouse. For the first time, Daily Bread will host a morning Christmas Eve Public Food Sort, followed by Public Food Sorts on December 28 and 29.




The Holiday Drive ends December 31 with goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food. As of December 18, $1,215,000 and 238,000 pounds of food have been donated.




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



WHEN:     

Thursday, December 24
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Daily Bread Food Bank will be closed in the afternoon and December 25.




Monday, December 28
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.




Tuesday, December 29
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.





WHERE:      

Daily Bread Food Bank

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

GENERAL HOLIDAY 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 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: Sarah Anderson, Senior Manager, Communications, T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238, C: 416-450-2196, E: media@dailybread.ca

RELATED LINKS
http://www.dailybread.ca

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