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FYFB NEWS

August 1 2006

FYFB RENOVATES

Food Bank re-opens with fresh face following two-week closure

Toronto, ON (August 1, 2006) The Fort York Food Bank (FYFB) closed for two weeks in July to make some much-needed improvements to the facility. FYFB's staff member and volunteers worked tirelessly to clean and freshen the space while making some major improvements.

"I can't explain how big a difference the volunteers made to the food bank," says Ravi Sreedharan, FYFB's president. "The response from our clients, our volunteers and our board has been amazing - everyone is so impressed by all the hard work that went into making the renovation a reality."

Client safety was improved by fixing the holes in the floor that have plagued the Food Bank since it moved to its current location in 2005. The client experience was improved by significantly enhancing the accessibility of the technology and advocacy resource centres as well as by modifying the community kitchen to facilitate the preparation of higher quality meals.

About the Fort York Food Bank

FYFB is a multi-service agency focused on reconnecting people with our community. We do this by working with partners who share our vision to: feed the hungry by providing the basic nutritional requirements to individuals and families in need; and, help people get on track by providing counselling, training and advocacy to help people find jobs, safe housing and appropriate social/community programs.

FYFB was founded in February 1998 as an independent agency of the Daily Bread Food Bank Foundation of Toronto. FYFB is a registered charitable organization -- number 867147464 RR0001. FYFB is governed and managed by a voluntary Board of Directors who are elected by our membership at our AGM.

FYFB originally focused on providing emergency food supplies, but to meet the economic and social needs of the most vulnerable people within our community and resolve our clients' underlying issues, FYFB's programming has grown to an integrated set of services to prevent homelessness, eliminate hunger and provide a safe environment for connecting with our community. Please visit www.fyfb.com for more information.

Media Inquiries:

Jennifer Wasley

416 422 7189 or 416 804 3014 (mobile)

email jennifer.wasley@porternovelli.com

photography courtesy of Claire Del Net www.clairedelnet.com.


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