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16 2012

Spring Drive has officially started

Syndicated from: Daily Bread Food Bank

We need to fill our shelves! Help us raise $300,000 and 300,000 pounds of food by April 13. You can donate online or drop off food donations of nutritious, non-perishable food donations at any local fire hall. Daily Bread launches Spring Drive with goal of $300,000  While the days grow warmer, the shelves at Daily Bread Food Bank have started looking barer. That’s why this year’s Spring Drive is aiming to raise $300,000 and 300,000 pounds of food in order to restock. “We’ve set a slightly higher goal for the Spring Drive this year and we know it’s going to be a challenge. If we can raise $300,000 and 300,000 pounds of food during this drive, it means families in Toronto won’t go hungry,” says Daily Bread’s executive director, Gail Nyberg. While families sorted and packed food donations during Daily Bread’s annual youth volunteer event, March Break Madness, Daily Bread’s transportation department was getting ready for what will hopefully be a busy few weeks of picking up donations from local fire halls and community food drives. “We have seven trucks that are often on the road up to ten hours a day,” says Laurie Snyder, senior manager of operations. “Not only are our drivers delivering the food to food banks and meal programs, they are also picking up extra food during the drive which means we plan on having trucks out on Saturdays and volunteers drivers helping us out.” The Spring Drive runs until April 13. You can make a difference by donating online at or by calling 416-203-0050. Cheques can be mailed to Daily Bread Food Bank at 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto ON M8V 2E7. Drop off nutritious, non-perishable food at any fire hall. Most needed food items include: baby formula and food; peanut butter; canned fruit or vegetables; canned fish or meat; dried pasta and tomato sauce; powdered, canned or tetra pak cartons of milk; macaroni and cheese; bags of rice; cans of lentils and beans; hearty soup or stew and bags of lentils.

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