- Board expects a smooth transition of services -
TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The volunteer board of Toronto's Fort York Food Bank (FYFB) is pleased to announce it has secured a new location at 380 College Street and will start moving on February 18, 2018. FYFB plans to be open for its regular hours of operation beginning March 1, 2018, resulting in minimal interruption to its programs and services.
"We're very pleased to secure an excellent new location for FYFB so we can continue to provide important services to our community without significant disruption or closure," said Julie LeJeune, Co-Chair of FYFB. "We thank our many stakeholders for their assistance in recent weeks as we searched for a new location. To help defray relocation costs, we welcome any other assistance from local businesses, developers, or residents."
FYFB's primary annual fundraising event is The Lucky Ball, one of Toronto's premier St. Patrick's Day parties. The 2018 event will he held on March 1, 2018 at Amsterdam Brewhouse. Additional information and tickets can be purchased at http://www.universe.com/luckyball2018.
Donations to FYFB can be made at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/fort-york-food-bank-fyfb/
FYFB is one of the largest local food banks in Toronto, and operates from an approximately 3,000-square foot storefront on Dundas Street west of Bathurst St. It is a Daily Bread Food Bank member agency and serves the catchment area in downtown Toronto from approximately Dovercourt St. to Yonge St., and from Bloor St. to Lake Ontario. It serves a rapidly growing area and while much of the neighbourhoods in the community are gentrifying, there remains a considerable number of vulnerable people who require food bank services to stave off hunger and reconnect with their community.
FYFB serves approximately 1,000 clients every month, 40% of whom are recent immigrants or refugees, 15% are children, and 18% are seniors. Its clients survive on an average of $4 per day after housing costs. It is an important service to the local Chinese community.
The non-denominational charity receives no government funding, employs only one individual and relies on the generous time donated by volunteers, many of whom are former or current clients, to provide its services. It has been rated as one of the most efficient charities in Canada for most of the past decade, with greater than 95% of every donation it receives going towards programs that assist clients in a holistic manner. For several years, Charity Intelligence has rated FYFB as one of Canada's top 10 Impact charities, based on the amount of value created per dollar donated, and it was recently the host of a CBC News event on efficient charitable giving in Canada: https://www.facebook.com/CBCToronto/videos/1396336643804219"
Canada Charity Registration Number: 867147464 RR0001
SOURCE Fort York Food Bank
For further information: Tim Foran, [email protected], 416.986.8515