The Daily Bread Food Bank has been a presence at the Etobicoke Lakeshore community but it’s presence at Humber become more pronounced this fall.
There appear to be tall-yellow bins labelled “Daily Bread Food” in main entrances, hallways and common areas around the Humber campus.
Humber’s Ad Centre released a campaign to help spread awareness across the campus and community.
“It’s always important to involve the community, and Humber is a large part of this community,” saysa Human Resources representative at Daily Bread.
Poverty and food security is a prominent issue across the GTA and the west end of Toronto.
The Daily Bread Food Bank, founded in 1983, is the largest food bank in Toronto that supplies five trucks to roughly 200 food programs across the city, says the Daily Bread official website.
New Toronto Street Food Bank is a direct beneficiary as it is located in the same building as the Daily Bread distribution centre on Islington in the south Etobicoke area.
Humber and the Daily Bread have a variety of involvements together, including a Children’s Holiday Party hosted by Humber, and a Pod Project for Garden Etobicoke.
“Gardens Pod Project” is a concept similar to a community garden but smaller in size and are spread throughout the community. Garden pods can be located at Humber Lakeshore campus and at the Daily Bread building.
“The [Pod] project runs every year by students in the Principal’s Office and at the Children’s Holiday Party, Humber collects canned goods to be donated to Daily Bread,” says Bianca Scotland, Assistant to the Principal at Humber College.
More information about Humber and Daily Bread collaborations, donations and the volunteer team at Daily Bread can be found on their website https://www.dailybread.ca/