Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Daily Bread launches new food bank in Etobicoke at start of Spring Drive

TORONTO, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ -


As Daily Bread's Spring Drive starts, Executive Director Gail Nyberg announces progress on opening up new food programs in under-served areas of Toronto. The Toronto West SDA Food Bank opened in the late fall in response to the increasing numbers of people living in poverty in the inner suburbs of Toronto. Both north Etobicoke and Scarborough are vastly underserved when it comes to social service programs for people living in poverty.


Friday, March 11
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Daily Bread truck arrives and volunteers help unload food
10 a.m. Media conference begins          


Gail Nyberg, Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank
Gloria Samuel, Volunteer Food Bank Coordinator, Toronto West SDA Food Bank
Christine Christie, Food Bank Client
Toronto West SDA Food Bank Volunteers           


Toronto West SDA Food Bank
1621 Albion Road (Main entrance off of Martingrove Road)


The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall. Most needed food items include peanut butter, canned fish, canned vegetables and fruit, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, canned/dried beans, baby food, cereal and formula.

About Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is the largest provider of food relief in the GTA, and distributes millions of pounds of nutritious food out to almost 200 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread feeds nearly 100,000 people every year through homeless shelters, women's shelters, drop in programs, food banks and meal programs. Daily Bread also focuses on fighting hunger by fighting the root cause of hunger – poverty. Find out more about Daily Bread Food Bank at

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: Sarah Anderson Austin, Senior Manager, Communications, T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238 C: 647-339-2196, E:


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