Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive raises over 100,000 lbs for GTA food banks

TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - With an ambitious goal of 100,000 lbs of food, the GTAA Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive succeeded in beating its own goal and collected 108,000 lbs of non-perishable food items for food banks across the GTA.

Volunteers in over 800 apartment buildings in Toronto, North York and Mississauga went door-to-door on April 13th collecting food donations for local food banks. The donations from this drive were more important than ever as Daily Bread Food Bank, The Mississauga Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank all had to extend their drives by a week in hopes of meeting their own spring drive goals. All of the recipient food banks agreed that the success of their own drives relied heavily on these donations from the Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive.

Brad Butt, president of the Greater Toronto Apartment Association (GTAA) was thrilled that the drive was such a success. "We are really pleased that the Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive was able to assist the food banks in meeting their spring goals," said Mr. Butt. "The apartment industry and our residents were thrilled we could help." Mr. Butt when on to say that a thank you is owed to all the buildings that chose to participate in the drive, the hundreds of volunteers and residents who donated either food or their time as well, as the volunteers who picked up and helped deliver the food.

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, E: sarah@dailybread.ca, M: (416) 450-2196

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