MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - This Thanksgiving, hundreds of volunteers sort food to help feed the hungry in Toronto

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2016 /CNW/ -


Thanksgiving Drive Public Food Sorts

As part of Daily Bread's Thanksgiving Drive, hundreds of volunteers will be sorting and packing food donations at Daily Bread Food Bank on the Saturday and Monday of the Thanksgiving weekend.

The goal of this year's drive is to collect 250,000 pounds of food and $250,000 in cash donations. For every dollar donated, Daily Bread can provide one meal for someone struggling with hunger in Toronto. The Daily Bread Thanksgiving Drive ends October 14.


Saturday, October 8

10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 10

10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Daily Bread Food Bank

191 New Toronto Street (North of Lakeshore Blvd., east off Islington Ave. Daily Bread is across from the Lantic Sugar building.)


How to donate to the Thanksgiving Drive
Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall. The 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. Financial donations can be made online at

About Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to 129 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes.

To learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank, and to download a copy of the 2016 Who's Hungry Report, please visit

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: Benita Aalto, Media Relations Coordinator, T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238 C: 416-450-2196, E:


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