Home cooks from around the world made a comfort-food favourite on Family Day in support of Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. The Chef Upstairs, a cooking studio in Toronto, hosted the world’s largest virtual cooking…
Daily Bread Food Bank
By 1:55 p.m. the lineup outside a new unnamed, unassuming food bank in a Scarborough apartment building has stretched all the way down the hall, with patrons evenly spaced the entire way. One by one,…
Salvation Army’s Railside warehouse is stacked to the roof with pallets of food: the only problem is, they are lacking volunteers to sort the food.
Donations of money can help food banks buy much-needed items that aren’t commonly donated, such as baby formula.
One of America’s top heavy metal bands, Metallica, will be playing for charity tonight at Toronto’s Opera House, donating proceeds to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
According to a report released today by the Bank of Montreal (BMO), Canada’s average Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate soared to 2.4 per cent this year: a 1.5 per cent increase compared to last year’s 0.9 per cent. The inflation rate in Toronto alone exceeded the national average to reach three per cent.
The director of the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto says the face of hunger in Toronto is changing. Gail Nyberg, executive director of the food bank, says more of her clients are newly arrived immigrants who came to Toronto hoping to gain employment. Instead, they are struggling to find work and relying on the food bank’s support to make ends meet.
Eating right often comes down to economics, says the Daily Bread Food Bank’s Sarah Anderson. “Hunger is not about food, it’s about poverty,” she said. “Our focus is mainly on non-perishables (but) it’s most important that perishable foods are consumed as soon as possible,” said Anderson.