TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - With a goal of $250,000 and only $141,000
donated so far, Daily Bread has decided to extend the Spring Drive. The
drive, which was to end on Tuesday, has been extended through to April
30th in the hopes that the financial goal can be reached with those extra
days of giving added.
Food donations have been steady and Daily Bread has almost reached its
goal of 250,000 pounds of food. Saturday and Monday over 400 volunteers
will be in sorting food donations that have come in throughout the
Spring Drive. Those donations will be sorted and packed to put on our
trucks to be delivered out to almost 170 member agencies throughout
Toronto. That's why financial donations are so vital; they allow us to
purchase fresh food and buy food that we need but may not have enough
of. More importantly, with the cost of gas rising, financial donations
allow us to pay for the gas that puts our trucks on the road five days
a week and up to ten hours a day. A donation of $100 means we can
deliver 55,000 pounds of food but donations small or large mean the
difference to thousands of families struggling with hunger and poverty
You can help make a difference in your community with a donation!
Financial donations can be made securely, online at www.dailybread.ca or by calling 416-203-0050. Cheques can be mailed to Daily Bread Food Bank at 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 2E7.
Drop off nutritious, non-perishable food at any fire hall throughout the year or any local Loblaws, Loblaw Great Food, valu-mart, nofrills or Real
Canadian Superstore until April 28th, as well as participating Metro grocery stores. Most needed food items
include: baby formula and food; peanut butter; canned fruit or
vegetables; canned fish or meat; dried pasta and tomato sauce;
powdered, canned or tetra pak cartons of milk; macaroni and cheese;
bags of rice; cans of lentils and beans; hearty soup or stew and bags
Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.
SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238