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FYFB Connects received a touching e-mail from a reader about our In Remembrance story on FYFB co-founder Jim Ward and we wanted to share an abridged version of it with you. If you've got feedback about the stories in Connects, we want to hear from you.

I just opened the May e-newsletter and saw that Jim Ward had passed away. I had no idea. I must confess we had lost touch, especially after I got married, moved to Whitby and became a father.

Jim and I had been good friends, and had volunteered together at FYFB (beginning back when it was still part of Daily Bread) from 1997 to 2001.

Jim was always a great storyteller, and so many of his stories would start out something like: "It was 1963, and I was living in Edmonton..." I must confess that I used to do a pretty good impression of him, but as they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Above all, he always cared deeply about Fort York, and its clients and volunteers.

I cannot believe that so many people from those days are gone - Adam, Clay, Al, and now Jim. I still remember very fondly those Saturdays in the late 90s after a hard day's work spent volunteering at FYFB, going to the Wheat Sheaf for a few beverages, that eclectic group of people we were, representing all sorts of ages, walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. We had some crazy conversations, yet we always had fun, and there was always a sense of accomplishment after volunteering. My other friends never quite understood my bond with "the food bank people", but I miss those folks a lot.

God bless,
Brian Kreissl


FYFB Chair Receives Ernst & Young Community Excellence Award

FYFB founder and board chair Ravi Sreedharan received an Ernst & Young Community Excellence Award recognizing his outstanding charitable work with FYFB. The award included a $2,000 donation to FYFB.

Read more about the E&Y Community Excellence Award here.


FYFB Strikes Again

FYFB's fourth annual Bowlathon was another striking success bringing volunteers and clients together to help strike out hunger in downtown Toronto. This year volunteers raised pledges in excess of $12,000 in support of vital programs that help support people living in poverty in our community.

Click here to read more about the people at the heart of this fun event and view our fabulous picture gallery of this year's teams and trophy winners.


FYFB Runners Return to Raise Funds in 2008 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Group Charity Challenge

FYFB will be once again entering a team in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Group Charity Challenge this in September to raise funding in support our programs. If you’re a runner, join the team committed to helping fight hunger in downtown Toronto. Or show your support by pledging an FYFB runner.

Click here to learn more about joining the FYFB Runners team or pledging an FYFB runner.


FYFB Volunteers In The Community

FYFB Walk For ValuesFort York Food Bank volunteers participate at the "Walk For Values" in Kensington Market. May 25 2008.


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