TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Daily Bread needs to raise $1 million and
800,000 pounds of food in order to reach its Holiday Drive goals by
With two weeks to go in Daily Bread's biggest food and fund drive, the
Holiday Drive has so far raised $1.4 million and almost 200,000 pounds
of food, with goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food.
"Food donations have been slow, but typically most of those donations
will come in over the next week, just before Christmas", said Gail
Nyberg, Daily Bread's executive director. "A million dollars in two
weeks is certainly ambitious, but we're more than halfway to our dollar
goal of $2.5 million."
Donations from the Holiday Drive will help Daily Bread continue to
provide food for over 200 food programs and 66,000 visits to food banks
a month. Donations of nutritious, non-perishable food can be dropped
off at any local fire hall or participating grocery store. Most needed
food items include peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, canned
fish and meat, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, powdered or tetra pak cartons
on milk, canned or dried beans, lentils or your family's favourite
nutritious, non-perishable food.
Financial donations can be made online at www.dailybread.ca or by mailing a cheque to Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto St.,
Toronto, Ontario, M8V2E7. Every dollar donated means Daily Bread can
provide $5 worth of food.
SOURCE: Daily Bread Food Bank
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238