On Friday May 29th, 2010, I’ve decided to donate food to the food bank in Etobicoke. The Daily Bread is a food bank for those who have low income as well as supporting agencies that support shelters where they make homemade food for the homeless. The reason why I have decided to organized this donation is because of how grateful I am to have so much and to think that not many people right now especially during this time don’t have the main essentials that they need such as baby formula or vegetables.
This food bank has also different programs to help get children/youth involved on helping their community. They have breakfast programs, meal programs, prenatal programs, snack and talent programs. There are a numerous food banks across Ontario. It is really easy to make a donation to your local food bank. You can also donate/drop off donations to your local fire station or groceries stores where you will find yellow bins. Another way to give if you have over 250lb, you can request a pick-up from your local food bank. What are the most needed food items you may ask? well here below is a list of some food items that you can buy from any local groceries stores;
- Baby food and formula
- Peanut butter
- Canned fish and meat
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Rice, grains, lentils, beans
- Dried pasta
- Pasta sauce and canned tomatoes (whole or crushed)
- Cans of soup and stew
- Powdered, canned and tetra pak milk
Recently, Daily Bread food bank has been stepping up its efforts to tackle the issues of lost food and greenhouse gas emissions, starting at the farm level. Since launching its Farm o Food bank program, Daily Bread has rescued hundreds of thousands of pound of fresh, “perfectly imperfect” produce from area farms and distributed them to food banks across the city.
By donating today we can help a family that is in need in food and to support low income families during this pandemic. By donating today, visit their website which is dailybread.ca
On Saturday May 30th, 2020, I also had another donation that I wanted to participate in. My family’s church, Extra Ordinary Church, was holding a food drive who have partner with Growth and Gains Catering to deliver nutritious and delicious meals to households who cannot shop for themselves. This was also a great cause to participant in since there are many elderly and other families that are not able to leave their homes due to circumstances. Unfortunately, I was not able to upload pictures due to the size of my first one but follow me on Facebook and Instagram to join me on my journey onto helping/giving back to the community one step at a time.