TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Media are invited to a press event for the unveiling of Daily Bread Food Bank's newest truck, thanks to a generous donation of $150,000 from Tim Hortons' restaurant owners in Toronto, on Wednesday, January 11, at 8:00 a.m. at 191 New Toronto Street.
The 26-foot truck has been on the road throughout November and December, helping to pick up Holiday Drive donations and making deliveries of much-needed food. This is Daily Bread's first hybrid truck which will assist in the distribution of almost 66,000 hamper boxes a month to local food banks, shelters and meal programs across Toronto.
At the official launch tomorrow morning, representatives from Daily Bread and about 20 Tim Hortons restaurant owners from Toronto will be on hand for a photo op as Daily Bread driver Bruce gets his truck ready for another long day on the road. Tim Hortons owners will help load the truck and stay to volunteer their time sorting food.
"We can have all the food in the world, but it won't matter if we don't have enough trucks to get it out to where it's needed most. We are very grateful for the generous donation made by Tim Hortons owners that allowed us to purchase another vehicle. A truck of this size will allow us to move a lot more food a lot more quickly", said Gail Nyberg, executive director at Daily Bread Food Bank.
"On behalf of all Toronto Tim Hortons owners, we are thrilled to be able to present this truck to the Daily Bread Food Bank," said Josee Bernier, Tim Hortons restaurant owner in Toronto. "There are so many people in our community in need of help and we know this donation will go that extra mile in delivering food to the hungry."
Daily Bread Food Bank
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 almost 170 member agencies across Toronto. Find out more information at www.dailybread.ca.
Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.
For further information:
please contact Sarah Anderson at [email protected] or by phone at 416-450-2196.