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

TTC Blitz: Changing the Value of Change

April 4 2007

On April 4 more than 40 volunteers poured into eight downtown subway stations to collect change from commuters. In all, a grand total of 10,593.62 was raised to help FYFB feed the hungry and keep people on track. Corporate volunteer teams were on hand from Blakes; Cassels Brock; Fraser Milner Casgrain; McCarthy Tetrault; McMillan Binch Mendelsohn; Osler Hoskin Harcourt; and, Porter Novelli. McCarthy Tetrault -- positioned at St. Andrew's Station -- raised the most money for FYFB with a total of $1818.45. A huge FYFB thank you goes out to all the volunteers and donors. We're overwhelmed by your generosity.

Porter Novelli giftTrevor Campbell, president of Porter Novelli Canada presents a matching cheque to FYFB board member and PN staffer, Jennifer Wasley. "As an organization we value community involvement and I'm so proud of the team spirit my staff showed during the TTC Blitz that it was impossible not to make a matching donation."

Most of FYFB's clients live on just $4 per day after paying their housing expenses. FYFB serves clients by helping feed the hungry and get people back on track. This year alone FYFB will provide the equivalent of 60,000 days of groceries with its food program, 15,000 meals in its community kitchen and undertake 2,400 cases through the advocacy and counseling program.

FYFB receives 80 per cent of its food supplies from Daily Bread but does not have a reliable source of operating funds needed to maintain all of its programs. In hopes of bridging this budget gap, FYFB has received permission from the TTC to collect donations inside select stations.

T-shirts for the event were generously donated by Jos at The Wearhouse. FYFB thanks The Warehouse for their support. It's the second year they have assisted in the TTC Blitz campaign.

The following FYFB volunteers canvassed TTC stations including King, Queen's Park, College, Osgoode, Dundas, St. George and Yonge/Bloor:

  • Doug Anweiler
  • Paul Bouma
  • Sue Burke
  • Erica Day-Tasevski
  • Samir Dhanvantari
  • Marianne Gwon
  • Edwin Huang
  • Asher Lai
  • Katarina Markovinovic
  • Sharon Navarro
  • Abigail Payne
  • Shannon Puddister
  • Ingrid Sapona
  • Jennifer Wasley
  • Christine Whalen
  • Jessica Wilkes
  • Robyn Wisken
  • Drew York
  • Blakes - Stefania Arlotto
  • Blakes - Lindsay Bunt
  • Blakes - Erin Hoult
  • Blakes - Sophia Javed
  • Blakes - Kevin Rusli
  • Blakes - Adrienne Sum
  • Blakes - Erica Tso
  • Cassels Brock - Andrea McEwan
  • Cassels Brock - Chioma Ume
  • Fraser Milner Casgrain - Elizabeth Fraser
  • Fraser Milner Casgrain - Carolyn Ruby
  • McCarthy Tetrault - Daniel Artenosi
  • McCarthy Tetrault - Judith Borts
  • McCarthy Tetrault - Jo-Anna Brimmer
  • McCarthy Tetrault - Sartaj Dhillon
  • McCarthy Tetrault - Alison Howell
  • McCarthy Tetrault - Sarah-Jane Martin
  • McMillan Binch Mendelsohn - Ari Katz
  • McMillan Binch Mendelsohn - Stephen Genttner
  • McMillan Binch Mendelsohn - Sivan Nisimov
  • Osler Hoskin Harcourt - Justin Petrillo
  • Osler Hoskin Harcourt - Neil Said
  • Osler Hoskin Harcourt - Sara Wharton

photography courtesy of Claire Del Net

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