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What's Happening @ FYFB

With the holidays on the way, the Toronto Star profiled FYFB's participation in its annual holiday hamper program. FYFB is pleased to be able to help more children at this special time of year with assistance from the Toronto Star.

Click here to read the Toronto Star article.

FYFB Decade One Fund AppealSupport the Decade One Holiday Fund Appeal

For a decade, FYFB has been there for our clients during the holiday season.

This November we are kicking off a special Decade One Holiday Fund Appeal to ensure we will continue to be there to meet the needs of so many as we face an unprecedented demand for our services.

With hundreds of children relying on FYFB every month, the holidays can be a very difficult time of year for families who need our services. And with a 50 percent rise in client need over the past 24 months, the Decade One Holiday Fund Appeal is critical to ensuring we are there to meet the needs of our neighbours who are living in poverty in our city.

We invite you to please help us help families in need by supporting our Decade One Holiday Fund Appeal with an urgently needed donation. Your support can make the difference in creating positive holiday memories for these families at this important time of the year.

You can make a difference in our community this Holiday Season by donating securely online through the Canada Helps website here or by mailing or dropping off your donation at:

Fort York Food Bank
797 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1V2

FYFB Open HouseTuesday November 25
Decade One Holiday Open House and Volunteer Recognition Night

The Decade One Holiday Open House and Volunteer Recognition Night will be held on Tuesday, November 25 between 6pm to 9pm at FYFB. The Open House is our special opportunity to thanks the hundreds of volunteers and donors who have helped FYFB help people in need in our community over the past decade. RSVP to events@FYFB.com. See you there!

Click here to view the Open House invitation.

View the photo gallery from last year's Holiday Open House here


Decade One History

What can you do in a decade? How about serve 100,000 meals through our community kitchen? Or provide more than $3,000,000 of food. Or help more than 10,000 people through our counseling and advocacy services. FYFB continues to celebrate a decade of community building and helping people in need in downtown Toronto as we unveil our 10 year history. Take a look at the impact FYFB has had in our community over the past decade.

Click here to read our Decade One history

Have a milestone to add to our Decade One History? A volunteer to recognize? Please send us an email at mailbag@fyfb.com to add to the history at FYFB.


FYFB Mailbag

A Connects reader shares his thanks for the work FYFB does in our community over the past decade:

Congratulations for your 10th year Anniversary! You have come a long way to become the best Food Bank in Town, providing so many services to people that need them. Thank you for all the help through the years! We are grateful to you and all the Volunteers.

Sincerely, Mr. C. Krissilas

Have a decade one story to share? We want to hear from you. Please send us an email at mailbag@fyfb.com and share your experiences at FYFB.

Got Art?

Thank you to everyone who came out to support FYFB at the Queen West Art Crawl in September - you're keeping FYFB connected to the community. Despite the rain, a good time was had by all. A kindly art lover purchased a Matt Bahen painting from the food bank, raising $450. The painting was donated by board member David Angelo. Over the weekend, nearly $1,000 was raised. A big FYFB 'thank you' goes out to Martin Krajcik for organizing our presence there and to all of the volunteers who came out to help.


FYFB at the Queen Street West Art Crawl - 2008

William Shane, Jennifer Wasley, Margit Asselstine, Martin Krajcik and Gorman Woo at the FYFB booth at Trinity Bellwoods Park/ Queen West Art Crawl.


Run, FYFB, Run

The day is over and the race is run. Thank you to all of our FYFB Runners, our donors and our cheering section at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Nearly $2,000 was raised for FYFB. A very big thank you also goes out to the Dirty Dishes, a local band, who entertained in the early hours to keep the runners motivated and board member Shannon Puddister for organizing the effort.


FYFB at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - 2008

The Toronto Waterfront Marathon Local band, the Dirty Dishes, came out to cheer on the runners at the 17 mile mark. The FYFB tent didnít come with a top Ė just sides but we made it work!


Break the Bank Fundraiser

A big thank you goes out to Academix for their fundraiser "Break the Bank". Held back in August, the group raised lots of food and funds for FYFB - more than $1,000, in fact. Click here to read more...


Regency Dental Hygiene students visit FYFB. October 2008. photo two. Tooth Fairies Visit the Food Bank

Students from the Regency Dental Hygiene Academy have been visiting FYFB to speak to clients for the past couple of years and their most recent visit was this month.

Click here to read all about it.


"Star"-ing FYFB

Check out this recent article featuring an FYFB client in the Toronto Star by clicking here.


Survey Says

A few months ago we told you we were conducting a client survey. The results are in and you can read about them here. .


Ways to Get Involved at FYFB

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