Media Advisory: Ontario's food banks to release report on rising prices of food, gasoline, energy, & economic conditions

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)
will be releasing a report on the rising price of food, gasoline, and energy
and Ontario's changing economic conditions at Queen's Park on Thursday,
June 26th. This report will provide an overview of both short and long-term
changes in the prices of food, gasoline, and energy in Ontario, outline the
results of a food price survey in remote reserve communities, describe the
impact of these changes on food banks, and offer initial recommendations to
ensure that the province is able to weather the gathering storm of trends that
it faces over the coming year.

    Date:              Thursday, June 26th, 2008

    Time:              11 a.m.

    Location:          Queen's Park Media Studio

    Representatives:   Mr. Adam Spence, Executive Director, OAFB
                       Mr. Hans Schmidt, Welcome Inn Community Centre

    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

For further information:

For further information: Adam Spence, Executive Director, Ontario
Association of Food Banks (OAFB), Work: (416) 656-4100, Cell: (416) 543-0897

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