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

TORONTO, Dec. 27 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  Holiday Drive Public Food Sort

           Approximately 400 volunteers will be spending their holidays today
           packing and sorting food donations at Daily Bread Food Bank.

           At last count, Daily Bread was at 650,000lbs and $825,000. Daily
           Bread still has a ways to go to reach the Holiday Drive goals of
           1,000,000lbs and $1,000,000 by January 4th. There is still time to
           donate, and those donations go a long way to helping hungry people
           in Toronto.

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

    WHEN:  Sunday, December 27, 2009
           9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

           Monday, December 28, 2009
           9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 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 and Loblaws grocery stores across the GTA will be accepting donations until December 31st.

The fastest, easiest way to make a financial gift is online at You can also text the word HUNGER to 45678 on your cell phone to make a $5 donation to Daily Bread. Donate by phone with a credit card by calling 416-203-0050 or 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. 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, C: (416) 450-2196, E:

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