Media Advisory - Report illustrates food bank use spike to over 1 million visits

    Food bank clients going into debt and selling assets to pay for food and

    TORONTO, June 17 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:   Daily Bread Food Bank will release the results of the 2009 survey
            of people who rely on food banks. The report, called Who's
            Hungry: 2009 Profile of Hunger in the GTA, illustrates the depth
            of the hunger crisis in the Greater Toronto Area. Daily Bread's
            Gail Nyberg and Michael Oliphant will provide an overview of the
            statistics of food bank use in our community and discuss root
            causes behind this year's dramatic spike to over one million
            client visits. Self-advocate, Carol Armstrong, will be available
            to share her experience with living in poverty and what has moved
            her to become involved as an advocate and community-based

            Over 100 survey volunteers conducted 1975 one-on-one interviews
            at 49 food banks across the GTA, providing insight to the
            struggles food bank clients face. It is the only survey of its
            kind in Canada.

    WHEN:   Thursday, June 18, 2009
            11:00 a.m.

    WHERE:  Daily Bread Food Bank
            191 New Toronto Street (off Islington, North of Lake Shore)

    WHO:    Gail Nyberg        Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank
            Michael Oliphant   Director, Research & Communications,
                               Daily Bread Food Bank
            Carol Armstrong    Self-Advocate and Advocacy Volunteer

For further information:

For further information: Gabrielle Chackal, Communications & Marketing
Officer, T: (416) 203-0050 ext. 238, M: (416) 450-2196, E:

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