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Eva Molina

How Ontario can Support Low-Income Households During and After COVID-19

Food banks across Canada are preparing for a surge in need as the economy slows due to COVID-19. While food banks are able to support households in meeting their immediate food needs, food banks are not a solution to poverty. As the province responds to the COVID-19 crisis, they are simultaneously working towards develop a […]

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New Protections for the Working Poor During COVID-19

Crises inevitably reveal cracks in our public supports. Food bank clients cannot meet the most basic COVID-19 recommendations of public health officials. Social distancing and stocking up on food are both difficult—if not impossible—if you rely on food banks. Food banks have always been intended as a last-resort option for people facing food insecurity, yet […]

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Food Bank Clients

Last week, federal Health Minister Patty Hadju suggested people prepare for a Coronavirus outbreak by setting aside a week’s worth of food and medicine. But with food bank use on the rise and the average client having just $7.83 per day left after housing and other necessities, for many, this is simply not an option. […]

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This Valentine’s Day, Share the Love

At Daily Bread Food Bank, we are all about kindness and sharing love! This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to honour someone special in your life by making a donation in their name and helping someone in need of food. Your kindness and love will provide fresh, nutritious food to families who are experiencing food […]

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Student Hunger – No Food For Thought

Education is often referred to as the great equalizer: It can open the door to jobs, resources, and skills that a family needs to not just survive but thrive. Many studies indicate that post-secondary education is the surest path to upward social mobility for those impacted by poverty. Post-secondary graduates not only have more employment prospects […]

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Volunteers Help Collect Stories of Hunger in Toronto

Each year, Daily Bread Food Bank conducts and annual survey of food bank clients and publishes the findings in the Who’s Hungry report. Last year, we collected data from 1,400 clients, who shared their experiences of coping with food insecurity. To conduct a survey of this scale, we rely on volunteers who go out to […]

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The Health Cost of Food Insecurity

A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that people experiencing food insecurity died an average of 9 years earlier than those who are food secure. To put it simply, not having enough to eat can shorten a person’s life by close to a decade. Food insecurity leads to a wide range […]

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Volunteers Wanted! TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

What would Canadian society look like tomorrow if volunteering ceased to exist? Daily Bread Food Bank CEO, Neil Hetherington, joined TVO’s Steve Paikin on The Agenda, along with a panel of experts to discuss the state of volunteering in Canada.

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‘Come from Away’ comes to Daily Bread

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the incredible cast and musicians of Toronto’s hit musical Come From Away, took over Daily Bread Food Bank’s warehouse for a fun and festive East Coast style kitchen party. Guests were treated to live performances of music from the show as well as seasonal favorites, and of course, delicious treats […]

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Daily Bread Food Bank launches meal delivery pilot in partnership with Red Cross

During the month of January, Daily Bread Food Bank will be launching the Red Cross Mobile Food Bank pilot program to deliver healthy, home-made meals to individuals who cannot access food banks and/or have barriers to preparing food at home. Currently, Red Cross delivers food bank style groceries to people who have been medically assessed […]

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CBC Toronto ‘Sounds of the Season’ raises a record-breaking $839,137

It was another remarkable year for CBC Toronto Sounds of the Season. Starting on November 20 and running until December 31, 2019 this campaign raised a record-breaking $839,137 and 18,559 lbs of food to help support our neighbours experiencing hunger and food insecurity. The annual CBC Open House, a Toronto tradition, was held on December […]

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Our Commitment to Safe and Nutritious Food

When you go to the grocery store or eat at a restaurant, you expect your food to be held to a high safety standard. Community food programs are strongly committed to ensuring that the food they distribute meets these same standards, to ensure clients can access safe, nutritious food with dignity and respect. Daily Bread […]

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Riba’s Story.

Meet Riba. A client and an active volunteer at the food bank, Riba exemplifies how your generosity changes people’s lives—and not just by putting food on the table of families in need. Riba and her family came to Canada from Egypt. Trained in pharmacy, Riba came in search of new opportunities, both for herself and […]

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People across Canada are struggling with food insecurity.

Today, Food Banks Canada released their annual Hunger Count, detailing trends in food bank use across Canada. The report reveals that unemployment rates have declined nationally and along with it, national food bank use has decreased by 1% compared to last year. When we look at the Toronto region however, we see the reverse trend […]

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In-Kind Donor Profile: Challenger Motor Freight

Challenger Motor Freight is a total supply chain provider based in Cambridge, Ontario and is committed to being the premier transportation service in the country. They are also very committed to helping the community through their support of various organizations, including Daily Bread Food Bank. Since 2015, Challenger, has been a priceless partner and supporter […]

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Saturday Food Sorts!

You asked, we listened. After the overwhelming (and immensely generous) response we received for our Thanksgiving Food Sort, we are opening our doors on Saturday, November 16, 2019, for another Public Food Sort. Morning and afternoon shifts available: 9:30am – 12:00pm 1:30pm – 3:00pm What better way to spend some quality time with your family […]

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Who’s Hungry 2019 – A Profile of Hunger in the Toronto Region

Daily Bread Food Bank, in partnership with North York Harvest Food Bank and The Mississauga Food Bank, have released the annual Who’s Hungry report, profiling hunger in the Toronto region. This year’s report reveals that there have been over 1 million food bank visits in the Toronto region alone in the past year. Food bank […]

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The Gendered Perspective of Poverty: A profile of female food bank clients.

By Haiat Iman, Research & Survey Coordinator, Daily Bread Food Bank INTRODUCTION A profile of female clients at Daily Bread Food Bank show that living with limited resources hinder their abilities to provide for their families. Their struggles are additionally exacerbated by barriers they face as single mothers, living in a city where the cost […]

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Dimithu’s Story

Dimuthu worked an overnight job and a day job and it still wasn’t enough to take care of her family. She could afford very little food after paying all her bills, and it certainly wasn’t enough to feed her family.   “I have four kids and I’m a single mother,” she says. I need the […]

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Canada’s Food Guide:

A think piece by Reena Reddy, Manager, Agency Relations, Daily Bread Food Bank. The whistling of a pressure cooker is the sound of home to me. Growing up in Dubai, dishes brimming with vegetables and meat, served with daal over steaming rice were a regular occurrence. I’m thrilled to see a Food Guide that finally […]

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Winterbash 2018 – Volunteer Recognition

This past December, the entire Daily Bread team got together to celebrate the incredible volunteers that support our mission daily. In 2018, 11,529 amazing individuals volunteered their time, energy and passion at Daily Bread, giving an astounding 77,256 hours of service. Daily Bread thrives because of the hard work of volunteers who, day in and […]

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Cancer Care Ontario mobilizes to fight hunger in Toronto

Earlier this month, we were honored to welcome our loyal supporters at Cancer Care Ontario to the Daily Bread warehouse to unveil and celebrate their Champion Fundraisers spot on our Donor Wall. Since 2015, Cancer Care Ontario has raised $63,317 in support of Daily Bread and donated 4,384 lbs of food in an effort to […]

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