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Press Releases & enews

2017

Annual FYFB Open House Join us for our annual FYFB Open House and Volunteer Appreciation evening.
Announcement Fort York Food Bank needs your help this summer!.
Special Event Join Us for the 5th Annual Lucky Ball 2017. Thursday 2 March 2017.

2016

Autumn e-newsletter News and Volunteer Appreciation.
March 24 8th annual TTC Subway Blitz. McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Torys LLP, Stikeman Elliot LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cassels Brock LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP participate in support of Fort York Food Bank
Winter/ Spring e-newsletter Lucky Ball and Volunteer Appreciation.
Special Event Lucky Ball 2016. Thursday 17 March 2016. SAVE THE DATE!.

2015

Autumn e-newsletter 3rd Annual Lucky Ball, TTC Blitz raises $17,000, FYFB appreciates, Weddings @ FYFB and FYFB at Dundas West Fest.
Special Event Lucky Ball 2015. Thursday 12 March 2015. SAVE THE DATE!.

2014

Autumn e-newsletter Lucky Ball raises $40,000, TTC Blitz raises $17,000, FYFB receives 4-star rating from Charity Intelligence, FYFB appreciates Peter L. and CIBC, and Upcoming Events.
Special Event Lucky Ball 2014. Thursday 13 March 2014. SAVE THE DATE!.

2013

Autumn e-newsletter FYFB Open House & Volunteer Recognition, In Memory of Trudy Couture, Second Annual Lucky Ball tix and sponsorship details, A Holiday message from FYFB Board President Chris Murphy.
May e-newsletter HOPE springs eternal, to smash the volleyball! FYFB benefits from the luck of the Irish, Law firms compete for commuters' cash, Remembering John Roussos and Comrags to riches.
February e-newsletter Join us to celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick's Day at the inaugural Lucky Ball.

2012

Christmas e-newsletter FYFB selected as top pick by Charity Intelligence Canada for 4th year in a row, FYFB's Mike Schoonheyt celebrates 10th anniversary as Program Manager, A look back at ET Canada's inspiring FYFB renovation one year later, Monster Jam crushes hunger in support of FYFB, New Year's Eve Midnite Run legs it out for FYFB Funds and fun for FYFB thanks to HOPE Volleyball tournaments, Holiday hampers and lunches and upcoming events.
Autumn e-newsletter TTC Blitz Raises $25,000, HOPE Volleyball Tournament Raises Funds for FYFB, Annual FYFB bowl-a-thon, Queen West Art Crawl, Interview with Linda Arthurs, Artist and Supporter of FYFB and upcoming events.

2011

December e-newsletter Happy holiday greetings from Ravi Sreedharan, Holiday Open House and Volunteer Recognition Night, Annual Holiday Fund Appeal, Give the Gift of FYFB, Businesses Giving Back, Upcoming Events, and Ways to Get Involved at FYFB.
June e-newsletter Winter Relief Fund Takes Chill Off Winter. TTC Blitz Shows Toronto's Generosity. June 23 Strike Out Hunger Bowlathon. Thank You To Our Student Interns. FYFB DIY Spring Makeover.
March 23 2011 FYFB featured in article "The University of Toronto is training new leaders by having them learn-while-doing out in the city". Yonge Street media.
March e-newsletter Winter Relief Fund drive. Chinese New Year celebrations @ FYFB. TTC Blitz. Annual General Meeting. Upcoming events.
February e-newsletter Winter Relief Fund drive. Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.

2010

Christmas e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
Autumn e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
July 1 FYFB Bowlathon Raises Nearly $8,000. (Press Release w/ PHOTOGALLERY).
Spring e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
March 1 Recording artists Switchfoot perform and support Fort York Food Bank.
Winter e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.

2009

December e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
December 3 FYFB Selected As A Top Performing Charity. Charity Intelligence names FYFB as one of Canada's top 32 charities.
November e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
September e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
August 1 Extreme Food Bank Makeover. Annual FYFB clean up. (Press Release w/ PHOTOGALLERY).
June 25 FYFB Bowlathon Raises Nearly $11,000. (Press Release w/ PHOTOGALLERY).
May e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
April 3 Toronto Commuters Help Fight Hunger. On March 31 FYFB held its fourth annual TTC Blitz -- donating more than $15,000. (Press Release w/ PHOTOGALLERY).
March 30 Media Release Help FYFB Fight Hunger Tomorrow Morning.
Winter e-newsletter Summary of the various events, charitable dontations and contributions of volunteers during the past months.
March 9 Raptors Foundation Presents FYFB With Donation. (Press Release).
March 3 Margaret Cantwell interviewed by 24 Hours Toronto. Page #6.
February 10 FYFB's Winter Relief Campaign receives 'Interest' from Citizens Bank Of Canada. Food Bank beneficiary of food drive at critical time of year.

2008

December e-newsletter Season's Greetings, FYFB Open House, Holiday Fund Appeal, Corporate Partners Help FYFB, Ryerson University School of Social Work Students, How Your Donation Makes a Difference, FYFB in the News, and Give the Gift of FYFB.
November 26 FYFB HOLDS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Food Bank recognizes and thanks supporters.
w/ PHOTOGALLERY
November 25 2008 Suffering Food Banks. Jennifer Wasley interviewed on CTV. CTV National News.
November 1 2008 Star boxes give season's joy to kids. The Toronto Star.
Fall e-newsletter Open House, FYFB Decade One, mailbag, FYFB @ Queen Street West Art Crawl, FYFB @ Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Toronto Star article, 2008 Client Survey resultsSummer Home Improvements and upcoming events.
October 30 2008 FYFB Decade One timeline and noteworthy benchmarks reached.
October 29 2008 Support the Decade One Holiday Fund Appeal press release.
October 29 2008 FYFB 2008 Client Survey w/ graphs and presenations.
October 28 2008 Break the Bank Fundraiser hosted by Academix raises $1000.
October 27 2008 Tooth Fairies Visit the Food Bank w/ photogallery.
August 12 2008 The rising cost of groceries. FYFB mentioned in article. The Toronto Star.
July/ August e-newsletter FYFB Decade One, William Shane Board member profile, Summer Home Improvements and upcoming events.
June e-newsletter FYFB Mailbag, Ernst & Young Community Excellence Award, and 2008 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
June 25 Food Bank Bowls Over Previous Record with Donations of More Than $12,000. (Press Release w/ PHOTOGALLERY).
May 27 FYFB founder and board chair Ravi Sreedharan received an Ernst & Young Community Excellence Award.
April/May e-newsletter In Memory of Jim Ward, 3rd Annual TTC Blitz, Strike Out Hunger Bowlathon, FYFB Annual General Meeting, and FYFB New Director Profiles.
April 3 This year commuters were even more generous than in the past - donating a total of more than $10,900. (Press Release w/ PHOTOGALLERY).
March e-newsletter In Memory of Mike Embro, Andrew Colebeck volunteer profile, FYFB New Director Profiles, 3rd Annual TTC Blitz, FYFB Annual General Meeting, and Strike Out Hunger Bowlathon.
February e-newsletter Winter Relief Fund Update, Community Partner Profile: The Chocolate Factory Lofts, 3rd Annual TTC Blitz, FYFB Welcomes New Board Members, Strike Out Hunger Bowlathon and Ways to Get Involved at FYFB.
January e-newsletter "Raptor-ous" Christmas, Holiday Fund Appeal, Five Days of Christmas, Winter Relief Fund, and Ways to Get Involved at FYFB.
January 21 The Holiday Fund Appeal raised a record amount through the season, helping 179 families and more than 300 people, including 68 children. Several corporations brought groups of employees to volunteer and made donations as well. (Press Release).

2007

December 31 FYFB FIVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - Food Bank recognizes and thanks supporters.
w/ PHOTOGALLERY
December 17 Raptors Foundation Presents FYFB With Donation. (Press Release).
December 16 Raptors Play Host To The Needy. Player's wives present a $5,000 cheque to the Fort York Food Bank. Toronto Sun article.
December e-newsletter Letter from Ravi Sreedharan FYFB Board Chair, FYFB Holiday Open House w/ photogallery, FYFB Holiday Fund Appeal, and Holiday Season Gift Cards.
November 22 FYFB HOLDS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Food Bank recognizes and thanks supporters.
w/ PHOTOGALLERY
November e-newsletter FYFB Holiday Open House, Queen West Art Crawl Welcomes FYFB Again, FYFB participates in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, FYFB Holiday Fund Appeal, and Holiday Season Gift Cards.
October 16 FYFB Runners - Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. FYFB crossed the finish line as a big winner at this year's Scotiabank Toronto thanks to the "marathon" efforts of many. FYFB Runners raised more than $4,500-nearly double the amount raised last year. Click here for complete event details.
w/ PHOTOGALLERY
October 15 Queen West Art Crawl - Trinity Bellwoods Park. FYFB Joins the Queen West Art Crawl for the Second Year and raises more than $1,300. Click here for complete event details.
September 15 - 16 Queen West Art Crawl - Trinity Bellwoods Park. Click here for complete event details.
September 30 FYFB Runners - Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. Click here for complete event details.
July 1 Mabin School Donates Food
July e-newsletter FYFB Strikes Again Bowl-A-Thon Update and photos, Mid-Year Update, Volunteer Profile - The Lunch Sisters, FYFB Fan Mail, Walk for Values, The Mabin School Donates Food, FYFB Sparkles and upcoming events.
June 18 FYFB Bowl-A-Thon -- Food Bank Bowls Over Previous Record with Donations of $11,000
May e-newsletter FYFB Bowl-A-Thon May 31, Why I Give interview w/ Ann Armstrong, FYFB Volunteer Profile - John Roussos, FYFB Mailbag, and upcoming events.
April e-newsletter Why I Give interview w/ Bill Young, Volunteer Profile: Robyn Wisken, Winter Relief Fund, TTC Blitz, FYFB Bowl-A-Thon May 31 and Spring Fever -- outdoor activities w/ FYFB.
April 4 TTC Blitz. On April 4 more than 40 volunteers poured into eight downtown subway stations to collect change from commuters. In all, more than $9,000 was raised to help FYFB feed the hungry and keep people on track.
March e-newsletter Winter Relief Campaign - 10 Friends/10 Days/$10,000, FYFB Clients Connect to the Information Superhighway, FYFB Elects New Directors at AGM, TTC Blitz, and FYFB Bowl-A-Thon May 31
February 21 Fort York Food Bank Annual General Meeting
797 Dundas Street West at 6:30 p.m.
Click here to download the proxy circular.
February e-newsletter Valentine's Day e-cards, GMAC ResCap Recognizes Employee and FYFB Volunteer Marianne Gwon, Winter Relief Fund, Ernst & Young Builds Team and Community at FYFB, Annual General Meeting, Save the Date to Strike Out Hunger, and TTC Fundraising Blitz
February 7 FYFB Encourages Toronto to Show Some Heart. FYFB's announces its first-ever Valentine's Day campaign.
January e-newsletter Season of Joy, Holiday Fund Appeal, The Five Days of Christmas, Winter Relief Fund, Thank you for dancing! and Thank you for listening!

2006

December 25 The Five Days of Christmas. FYFB wants to thank the many wonderful volunteers and donors who helped FYFB's clients to have Christmas here. Special thanks to Chai Kosher Poultry and Quality Meats.
w/ PHOTOGALLERY
December 21 Thank you for dancing!. A big FYFB 'thank you' to all those who came out to support us during December at Black XXXmas and Cross the Trax. More than $300 was raised.
w/ PHOTOGALLERY
December 15 FYFB Article in Toronto Star - 'Subway blitz' opened hearts and pockets. By Ingrid Sapona FYFB Volunteer
December e-newsletter Seasons Greetings from Ravi Sreedharan, FYFB Board Chair, Dancing in the Dark (December 21) and Cross the Trax Xmas Hop (December 23) fundraisers for FYFB, FYFB Open House photos, Doug Anweiler speaks with FYFB board chair and founder Ravi Sreedharan to get the story behind FYFB, and Friends of FYFB monthly donation program.
November 30 FYFB's HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE ATTRACTS CROWDS - Food Bank recognizes and thanks supporters.
w/ PHOTOGALLERY
Invitation FYFB Open House November 29 2006 *.pdf format.
November e-newsletter FYFB Community Connections with topics including November 29 open house, December 23 Cross the Trax Xmas Hop, Michel Bérubé Christmas CD and FYFB donation, FYFB volunteer profile of Margaret Cantwell and Friends of FYFB monthly donation program.
October e-newsletter Inaugural issue of FYFB Community Connections
October 5 FYFB ORGANIZES FALL FOOD DRIVE & FUNDRAISER - Food Bank to collect donations at local grocery stores
September 29 FYFB RE-LAUNCHES WEB SITE - Food Bank Upgrades Online Presence
September 28 FYFB TO HOLD HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Food Bank to recognize and thank supporters
September 25 FYFB Collects More Than $2,500 In Much-Needed Donations At The Toronto Waterfront Marathon
September 24 Toronto Waterfront Marathon
September 16 QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL WELCOMES FYFB - Food Bank raises more than $1,900
August 1 FYFB Renovates - Food Bank re-opens with fresh face following two-week closure
June 15 2nd Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowling Fundraiser
May 28 Food Drive at 2006 Walk for Values
March 24 Fundraising Blitz at Downtown TTC Stations
March 4 Open House for Friends of FYFB
January 21 Cross the Trax @ The Drake Underground

2005

December 22 Holiday Fundraiser @ Smiling Buddha
November 29 Open House at 797 Dundas West
September 25 Toronto Waterfront Marathon
September 21 Art Auction at the Drake Underground
September 17 Dundas Community Festival
August 24 FYFB Annual General Meeting
August 4 Food Drive at The Bagel
July 7 Food Drive at the Drake Hotel
June 23 Strike out Hunger
May 29 Walk for Values
photography courtesy of Claire Del Net www.clairedelnet.com.


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