TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Muzik Nightclub, a Parkdale neighbour with a reputation for supporting the community has partnered with the Parkdale Community Food Bank to raise very significant amounts of food through donations from their guests in lieu of admission fees.
Muzik Night Club
Friday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m.
15 Saskatchewan Rd, Exhibition Place, Toronto
|In attendance will be:|
|Zlatko Starkovski - President of Muzik|
|Gord Perks - Toronto City Councillor, Parkdale/High Park, Ward 14|
|Michael Thompson - Toronto City Councillor, Scarborough Centre, Ward 37 and Co-founder of Project Engagement|
|Cheri DiNovo - Member of Provincial Parliament, Parkdale/High Park|
|Vince Gasparro - Co-founder Project Engagement, Toronto Police Service 14 Division|
|Robert Thorpe - Executive Director, Parkdale Community Food Bank|
This Muzik/PCFB initiative, held in conjunction with Project Engagement and Toronto Police Services 14 Division has raised an astonishing 20 tonnes of food, much of which will come directly to PCFB. The bulk of the remaining donations will be given to the Daily Bread Food Bank for distribution to other food banks around Toronto.
"The volume of food we have been offered represents the largest private food drive we have ever had," says PCFB Executive Director Robert Thorpe. "Muzik is proving to be one of the most socially responsible businesses in Parkdale and bringing great benefit to our community."
Food banks everywhere continue to see growing numbers of users and the demand for ever greater amounts of food. "The continuing significant job losses in Ontario and warnings of large scale public service lay-offs is very worrying to us, as we can expect to see increased demand at the same time we are witnessing shrinkage in our donor base among workers", says Thorpe. "Efforts like those of Muzik are becoming ever more important to us."
For further information:
Parkdale Community Food Bank Executive Director Robert Thorpe 416-532-2375