Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Volunteers sort through Holiday Drive food donations

Daily Bread Food Bank is $700,000 short of goal

TORONTO, Dec. 28, 2015 /CNW/ -


Holiday Drive Public Food Sorts

Hundreds of volunteers will be helping to sort and pack Holiday Drive food donations at Daily Bread Food Bank's warehouse on December 28 and 29. The Holiday Drive ends December 31 and there is still a long way to go in four short days to reach goals of $2.5 million and 1 million pounds of food. As of December 27, $1,764,000 and 525,000 pounds of food have been donated.

Note: Daily Bread is fully booked for public sorting. No volunteers are required.


Monday, December 28

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

Tuesday, December 29

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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


Gail Nyberg, Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank


Daily Bread Food Bank

191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)


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 or participating grocery stores. 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 a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes. For more information on Daily Bread Food Bank, please visit

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: Sarah Anderson Austin, Senior Manager, Communications, T: 416-203-0050 ext. 238, C: 416-450-2196, E:


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