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Sarah Strom

Who’s Hungry 2020: Building a Future Without Poverty Beyond COVID-19

Daily Bread Food Bank and North York Harvest Food Bank have released the annual Who’s Hungry report, which focuses this year on building a future without poverty beyond COVID-19.   The report reveals that prior to COVID-19, food bank use had already increased by 5% compared to the previous year, with close to one million visits in the city of […]

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Daily Bread Food Bank Listed in Charity Intelligence’s Top 100 Rated Charities

We are excited and honoured to be included in the Charity Intelligence Top 100 Rated Charities of 2020. This 2020 Giving Season is going to be tough. With COVID-19, and the economic shutdown to flatten the curve, Canadians report they are giving 37% less to charities. This decline in giving puts frontline charities under enormous […]

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Daily Bread Food Bank’s Inaugural Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Food Drive

On Saturday, October 10, Daily Bread Food Bank hosted our inaugural Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Food Drive!  Together, our community collected close to 25,000 lbs of non-perishable food for our neighbours who are experiencing food insecurity. We want to give a big thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday. Your generosity and commitment to social […]

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In the Media: Daily Bread’s 2020 Thanksgiving Campaign Launch

On Thursday, September 17, Daily Bread Food Bank launched our 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive. Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank, was in attendance to announce this year’s goal and discuss the importance of the campaign, as the city has seen a 200% increase in new clients accessing food banks due to COVID-19.   Watch Neil’s interview on CP24 below. Neil was also joined by Ana Bailão, Deputy […]

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Daily Bread Food Bank Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving is on its way. Here at Daily Bread Food Bank we are looking forward to this moment of peace and reflection after a long, difficult year. In spite of the challenges we’ve faced, we have much to be thankful for. We are especially grateful for the steadfast support of our generous donors. In spite […]

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2020 Truck Pull Challenge Champions

On Tuesday, September 15th, Daily Bread Food Bank competed in in the ultimate test of strength, pulling a 20,000 lb. truck for 100 ft. in the fastest time! The second annual Truck Pull Challenge hosted by Second Harvest at Downsview Park, was a friendly competition between local food organizations fighting to end hunger in our […]

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Agency Spotlight: Canadian South Asian Growth and Support Services

Canadian South Asian Growth and Support Services (CSAGSS) is multi-service organization which aims to lift their community out of hunger and poverty. They believe in serving their community with Respect, Equity, Care, and dignity, and work in three main areas to improve food security, health and wellness, and Community Engagement.  Located within one of Daily Bread Food Bank’s 20 priority areas, CSAGSS serves the communities of Morning Side and Mornelle Court. Morning Side […]

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Hunger Action Month 2020

Hunger Action Month is a nation-wide campaign that takes place during the month of September. Its purpose is to raise awareness of hunger in our communities, and to take action in four key ways: Educate. Advocate. Volunteer. Donate. Here’s how you can get involved: Educate Learn more about hunger and poverty in Toronto, and Ontario, […]

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Impact Conversations Podcast with Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank

Neil Hetherington, CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank joined the Social Impact Advisors Impact Conversations podcast to discuss our latest research report Hunger Lives Here: Risks and Challenges Faced by Food Bank Clients During COVID-19. During his conversation with Lynn Fergusson, co-founder and Partner at Social Impact Advisors, he also shares how we have continued to meet […]

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Anti-Black Racism and Food Insecurity in Canada

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee in the United States, and Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto have brought the deep rooted, systemic, and pervasive nature of anti-Black racism to the forefront of public discussion.  Anti-Black racism is closely tied to food insecurity in Canada. The 2019 Who’s Hungry survey of food bank […]

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The Struggles and Successes of a Grassroots Organization

In 2010 Janel Simpson was going through a hard time in her life. She had lost her restaurant business in a declining job market and when it took her over a year to find a job, she realized that the degree she worked so hard to earn, was just a piece of paper. The situation […]

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Changing Lives, One Woman at a Time

This International Women’s Day, we are honoured to highlight an incredible organization that plays a significant role in taking action for equality and supporting all women. Sistering, winner of Daily Bread’s 2019 Best in Class Award for Visionary Drop-in Program, is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. They have […]

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Provide Hope This Spring

This spring, you can provide hope through wholesome meals for those who need it most. As we spring forward in to the season of rejuvenation and growth, we here at Daily Bread are looking back at this past year, the memories we’ve made, and the memories that donors like you, have provided to thousands across […]

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The Link Between Race, Mental Health, and Food Insecurity

Today is the City of Toronto’s inaugural Black Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness about the impacts of anti-Black racism on mental health in our city. Experiencing anti-Black racism can lead to depression and anxiety. Certain parts of the Black community in the GTA face up to a 60% increase in mental health […]

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