Media Advisory - Photo-Op: Daily Bread open for public sorting Thanksgiving

Fall Drive behind on goals with less than week to go

TORONTO, Oct. 12 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  Fall Drive Public Sorting
           GOAL: 500,000 lbs and $500,000

           Approximately 400 volunteers will be in today packing and sorting
           food donations at Daily Bread Food Bank. As of last count, Daily
           Bread is far behind its goal with only 195,000 lbs and $145,000
           raised and less than a week left in the Fall Drive. We are asking
           people to be as generous as possible so that Daily Bread can reach
           its Fall Drive goal by October 17th.

           Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No
           volunteers are required.

    WHEN:  Monday, October 12, 2009
           10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Daily Bread Food Bank
           191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)


Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any fire hall. Metro grocery stores across the GTA will be accepting donations until October 23.

The fastest, easiest way to make a financial gift is online at A second option is to donate by phone with a credit card by calling 416-203-0050. Or people can mail cheques to: Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M8V 2E7.

Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Last year, there were over a million client visits to food banks across the GTA. Daily Bread serves the majority of these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in 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.

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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