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10 2012

Sounds of the Season

Syndicated from: Daily Bread Food Bank

The atrium at Glenn Gould studio is full of busy volunteers and excited individuals who have all turned out for CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season event to help support local food banks in the GTA.  This event happens annually at the beginning of December and brings together local Toronto talent for a day of live broadcasting from CBC’s headquarters in downtown Toronto.  Starting at 5:30 a.m. with Metro Morning and wrapping up around 6:30 p.m. with the news, it gives people of all ages the opportunity to not only help out a worthy cause but get an inside view of just how broadcasting works. Gail Nyberg of Daily Bread Food Bank said that the best moment for her was when all of the other banks stepped up to both BMO’s and Matt Galloway’s challenge to donate.  Nyberg said that places like Daily Bread are much more than just a food bank, they “are a centre for hope, a centre for bringing people together.” Nyberg said that it is important for people to come out and hear about poverty and how they can help and she knows that the staff at CBC  care deeply about Toronto and this isn’t just another day at work for them – from producers to hosts and musical guests, everyone participating at Sounds of the Season is trying to make a difference. All of the people in attendance were in high spirits enjoying everything that the day had to offer, coming out to not only enjoy a day of music but also to help fight hunger and learn more about poverty. “We always listen to the CBC and it’s for a good cause so we’re here,” said Derek and Ariel who came to Sounds of the Season for the third year in a row. While the day wound down, many people where still rushing to bid on the silent auction and cheering when it was announced that Sounds of the Season had raised over $250,000 and 10,000 lbs of food — proving that people do care about poverty and are hungry to learn more. By Kate Grant, Communications Volunteer

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