Media Advisory: Ontario's food banks recognize generous support of local

GUELPH, ON, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Ontario's farmers and food banks are gathering in Guelph this Thursday to celebrate the harvest season at Ontario's Harvest Gala. At the event, the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) will be presenting the second annual Paul Mistele Memorial Award. The award honors organizations that have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to reducing hunger in Ontario, and is named for the late Paul Mistele, a London-area pork farmer who started the Donate-A-Hog program. Tickets for the event are still available, please visit for more details.

    Date:              Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
    Time:              6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
                       8:00 pm Tribute to Harvest and the People Who Make It
                       Happen and Presentation of Paul Mistele Memorial Award
    Location:          Delta Guelph Ballroom, 50 Stone Rd. W., Guelph
    Representatives:   Adam Spence, Executive Director, OAFB
                       Crystal MacKay, Executive Director, Ontario Farm
                       Animal Council

Proceeds from the event benefit the Ontario Association of Food Banks.

Media representatives are invited to attend.

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

The Ontario Farm Animal Council is the voice of animal agriculture representing 40,000 livestock and poultry farmers and associated businesses. To learn more about OFAC and farming in Ontario visit or

SOURCE Ontario Association of Food Banks

For further information: For further information: Adam Spence, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB), Mobile: (416) 543-0897; Kelly Daynard, Program Manager, Ontario Farm Animal Council, Email:, Phone: (519) 837-1326

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