edition April 2007
Fort York Food Bank
FYFB is a multi-service agency focused on reconnecting people with our community.
797 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON. Canada
What's Happening @ FYFB
Why I Give
FYFB has some fantastic donors who really get involved with helping us reconnect people with our community. We're going to start profiling them in this space. This month we spoke to Bill Young about why he supports FYFB.
FYFB Gets Boost from Ryerson School of Social Work Placement
Ryerson School of Social Work student Robyn Wisken just completed her field placement at FYFB. Since October 2006, 3rd year student Robyn has been serving at FYFB for two full days a week, in addition to attending Board and Special Event meetings.
Connects caught up with Robyn to learn about her experience at FYFB and Ryerson's unique placement program.
Winter Relief Fund
Thank you to those who donated to FYFB's Winter Relief Fund - together we raised nearly $28,000 to help those in need in our community through one of the toughest seasons.
The lucky recipient of the Jason Alexander painting is former FYFB board member Lindsay Watt. Congratulations!
Trevor 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."
TTC Blitz: Changing the Value of Change
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. Corporate volunteer teams were on hand from Blakes; Cassels Brock; Fraser Milner Casgrain; McCarthy Tetrault; McMillan Binch Mendelsohn; Osler Hoskin Harcourt; and, Porter Novelli. A huge FYFB thank you goes out to all the volunteers and donors. We're overwhelmed by your generosity.
May 31st is fast approaching. It's time to organize your team and start collecting pledges. Lanes are going quickly so sign up today!
Got spring fever? Contact us if you want to get out and get moving. FYFB is looking for runners to join our team for the Waterfront Marathon in September as well as volunteers for our Community Garden at Scadding Court.