Fort York Food Bank. Annual Open House. 21 November 2018.

Community Partner Profile

FYFB. Fort York Food Bank. Community Partner Profile - Tourism TorontoTourism Toronto

The members of Tourism Toronto know a thing or two about hospitality and they demonstrated their commitment to their principles when they selected FYFB as the beneficiary of a special fundraising event to help fight hunger in downtown Toronto.

These dedicated hospitality & tourism professionals showed they put the heart in Toronto when they raised more than $4,000 for FYFB's Holiday Fund Appeal.

FYFB. Fort York Food Bank. Community Partner Profile - Tourism Toronto
Tara Gordon, Ken Lem and David Whitaker

FYFB. Fort York Food Bank. Community Partner Profile - Tourism Toronto
David Ogilvie, Roseanne Longo, David Whitaker and Tara Gordon

Tourism Toronto is a non-profit, industry association and many of our members and partners are in the hospitality industry. We hold a holiday event every year to thank our members for their support and when we decided to charge a small fee to attend the event we wanted to find a suitable recipient for the proceeds. The event was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and we wanted to donate to an organization that served the local community and FYFB fit the bill.

We were also very impressed with the percentage of funds that is used by the programs at the FYFB rather than being taken up by administrative costs. When some of our staff went to the centre one day to help serve lunch prior to the event, we were gratified to see the direct impact the FYFB has on the neighbourhood, the efficiency of the kitchen under Chef Ken's guidance and the small role we were able to play in that. We were also very grateful for the generosity of our members and the Toronto hospitality community.

Volunteer orientation sessions are held at 2:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Click here to register online or drop by the Food Bank for more information.

photography courtesy of Claire Del Net

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