/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Photo-Op: Volunteers sorting Spring Drive
food donations/

Spring Drive is in desperate need of more donations

TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Spring Drive Public Food Sort

              Approximately 400 volunteers will be spending Saturday and
              Monday of a long weekend sorting and packing food donations at
              Daily Bread Food Bank.

              As of Friday April 1, Daily Bread is far behind its goals of
              250,000 lbs of food and $250,000 with only 57,000 lbs of food
              and approximately $68,000 donated. The Spring Drive ends next
              Friday, April 9th so there is still time to donate and help us
              reach our goals.

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

    WHEN:     Saturday, April 3, 2010
              9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

              Monday, April 5, 2010
              9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    WHERE:    Daily Bread Food Bank
              191 New Toronto Street (Off Islington, north of Lakeshore)


Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any fire hall, Loblaws, valu-mart, Real Canadian Superstore or No Frills.

The fastest, easiest way to make a financial donation is online at www.dailybread.ca. You can also text the word HUNGER to 45678 on your cell phone to make a $5 donation to Daily Bread. Donate by phone with a credit card by calling 416-203-0050 or mail cheques to: Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M8V 2E7.

Daily Bread Food Bank is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. As Canada's largest food bank, Daily Bread serves people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in its 171 member agencies across Toronto. We know feeding hungry people won't solve poverty; that's why Daily Bread does more. We work to support people by providing job training; researching and educating people on issues of poverty and moving forward with innovative and realistic solutions that will help people break away from poverty.

Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.

SOURCE Daily Bread Food Bank

For further information: For further information: Sarah Anderson, Communications & Marketing Officer, T: (416) 203-0050 ext. 238, C: (416) 450-2196, E: sarah@dailybread.ca

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