TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Daily Bread Food Bank and the Ottawa Food Bank are hosting a Turkey Drive at a select Metro location in each community today. During the event, the food banks will be on-site accepting cash donations earmarked for the purchase of Ontario turkeys; the community that raises the most funds will be named Ontario's Turkey City.
Date: Thursday, December 17th
Time: Event runs from 9 am to 6 pm
Locations: Toronto: Metro College Park at 444 Yonge Street
Ottawa: Metro Beechwood at 50 Beechwood Avenue
Media representatives interested in arranging an interview or photo opportunity are encouraged to contact the representatives below.
The Turkey City Food Drive Competition is sponsored by the Turkey Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Food Banks.
About Turkey Farmers of Ontario:
Turkey Farmers of Ontario, located in Kitchener, works with 192 turkey farmers who produce approximately 75 million kilograms of turkey annually. Ontario represents about 46% of the total Canadian market for turkey production. Over the past several years, Ontario turkey processors have developed many different turkey products in order to meet the demands of today's consumer. These products are widely available in both the retail and foodservice sectors. The Turkey Farmers of Ontario has been in operation since 1965 and take pride in the producer-run, producer-funded organization that has been achieving success in the turkey industry for over 40 years. Visit www.turkeyrecipes.ca or www.turkeyfarmers.on.ca
About Daily Bread Food Bank:
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.
About The Ottawa Food Bank:
The Ottawa Food Bank is the National Capital Region's central emergency food assistance organization. Through its 127 member agencies, The Ottawa Food Bank helps 43,000 people each month, nearly 40 per cent of whom are children.
About Ontario Association of Food Banks:
The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) is a network of over 100 food banks including communities across the province from Ottawa to Windsor, and Niagara Falls to Thunder Bay. For more information about the OAFB, as well as hunger and poverty in Ontario, please visit www.oafb.ca.
SOURCE Ontario Association of Food Banks
For further information: For further information: Adam Spence, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks, T: (416) 656-4100, M: (416) 543-0897; Heather Nahatchewitz, Marketing & Communications, Turkey Farmers of Ontario, T: (519) 748-9636; Peter Tilley, Executive Director, The Ottawa Food Bank, T: (613) 745-7001 , M: (613) 916-4633; Sarah Anderson, Communications & Marketing Officer, T: (416) 203-0050 ext. 238, M: (416) 450-2196