Media Advisory - GTAA launches 10th annual Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive in
support of Toronto's food banks

TORONTO, April 12 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:   Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive media launch
            The Greater Toronto Apartment Association will be launching its
            10th annual Spring H.O.P.E. (Housing Owners and People
            Everywhere) Food Drive. In over 800 apartment buildings across
            the city on Tuesday evening, resident volunteers will be going
            door-to-door collecting food donations in support of food banks.
            This food drive is the largest door-to-door food drive in Canada.
            Since food banks across the GTA have had to extend their spring
            drives, the success of the Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive will
            hopefully provide a much needed boost to what has been a slow
            drive for donations. Last year, the Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive
            raised almost 90,000 lbs for Daily Bread Food Bank and North York
            Harvest Food Bank. This year, the Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive
            hopes to raise at least 100,000 lbs of food.

    WHEN:   Tuesday, April 13, 2010
            1 p.m.

    WHERE:  High Park and Bloor Street
            77 Quebec Avenue
            (right behind High Park station, parking available)

    WHO:    Residents and Management of 77 Quebec Street
            (Vertica Resident Services)
            Brad Butt           President, Greater Toronto Apartment
            Bonnie Hoy          Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive Champion,
                                President of Bonnie Hoy & Associates
            Gail Nyberg         Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank
            Anette Chawla       Executive Director, North York Harvest
                                Food Bank

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, C: (416) 450-2196, E:

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