Daily Bread's Holiday Drive makes it to $1 million and 1 million pounds

TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Thanks to a generous increase in donations over the past few weeks, Daily Bread Food Bank has met its Holiday Drive goals of $1 million and 1 million pounds.

"At the beginning of December, donations were slow and I really wasn't sure whether we were going to make it," said Gail Nyberg, executive director of Daily Bread Food Bank. However, as the holidays approached donations continued to increase. In the end, $1.3 million and 1.1 million pounds of food were donated. "Every can of food and every dollar donated over this drive will help make sure that food gets to those who need it over the winter months", said Nyberg. "I want to thank everyone who made a donation - your support is invaluable in our fight against hunger."

Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Daily Bread serves people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in its 171 member agencies. Daily Bread Food Bank fights hunger by providing food and resources for hungry people; mobilizing greater community support and creating social change through research, education and advocacy.

Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: For further information: Sarah Anderson, Communications & Marketing Officer, T: (416) 203-0050 ext. 238, E: sarah@dailybread.ca, M: (416) 450-2196

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