TORONTO, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Daily Bread's Spring Drive has three
weeks to raise $200,000 and 100,000 pounds of donated food to make sure
we can fill the fridge, and the cupboards, with nutritious food for
those families in need.
Across Toronto, people are struggling with the effect that poverty has
on their lives and those of their children. Hunger can have a
devastating impact on people who find themselves struggling to put a
roof over their heads and nutritious food on the table. It eats away at
not only your self-esteem, but your health - both physical and mental.
"Daily Bread distributes food through a network of 170 community
agencies. These agencies provide meals and food but also often provide
an invaluable support system, with programs aimed to help people get
back on their feet," said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread's executive
director. "A good meal is the foundation for a person to get through
the day, and works towards a better tomorrow."
The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at www.dailybread.ca. You can also donate by phone with a credit card by calling 416-203-0050 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Financial donations allow Daily Bread to buy perishable food such as
eggs, yogurt, milk and fresh vegetables, as well as purchase any food
where there is a shortfall in donations.
Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall
or a participating grocery store. Most needed food donations include
baby food and formula, pasta, rice, canned tuna and meat, peanut
butter, tomato sauce, canned or dried beans/lentils, canned vegetables
and fruit as well as powdered or tetra pak cartons of milk or your
family's favourite nutritious, non-perishable food.
SOURCE: Daily Bread Food Bank
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238