Over 800,000 pounds of food raised
TORONTO, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Thanks to the generosity of the residents of
Toronto and the GTA, the annual Fall Food Drive raised 809,000 pounds of much
needed food for Daily Bread and the clients that rely on food banks. The total
raised was 91,000 pounds short of the drive's 900,000 pound goal.
"It was touch and go at the beginning," says Gail Nyberg, executive
director of Daily Bread. "Thankfully our community came through and we are
The food raised will help Daily Bread Food Bank meet the need across the
GTA for the time being; however, having come in short of the goal means the
food bank will have to work harder during its Holiday Drive.
"We have already begun preparations for the Holiday Drive and we will be
calling on the public for support again," says Nyberg. "The bottom line is we
need the community to rally together or people go hungry."
The food drive could not have succeeded without the strong corporate,
media and organizational support provided by Loblaws, Toronto Fire Services,
The Toronto Star, Global Television, Citytv and CTV.
Daily Bread's partners across the GTA in the Fall Food Drive were:
Fareshare Foodbank (Oakville), Foodpath (Mississauga), North York Harvest
Food Bank, SDA Oshawa, Simcoe Hall Settlement House (Oshawa), and York Region
Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated
to fighting hunger. Last year, over 905,000 people in 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. In an effort to eliminate the need for food banks, Daily Bread
educates the public, conducts research and advocates realistic government
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