Welcome to the summer edition of FYFB Connects.

Welcome to the summer edition of FYFB Connects. We hope you’re continuing to enjoy our e-newsletter and, as always, invite your feedback. Connects will be taking a summer break, but we’ll be back in September, just in time for the Queen West Art Crawl and the Waterfront Marathon events.

We’ve been seeing unprecedented demand at FYFB over the last few months. Through the generous support of friends like you, we're working hard to meet these increased needs.

We thank the many volunteers who work tirelessly to deliver our programs and invite new friends to join us in delivering the food, counselling and advocacy programs that make an important difference in the lives of those in need within our community.

If you are interested in volunteering, check out our Volunteer page to find out the many ways you can help.

We wish everyone a very enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you at FYFB soon.

Ravi Sreedharan
FYFB Board Chair

What's Happening @ FYFB

FYFB Strikes Again

FYFB's third annual bowl-a-thon was a striking success. With donations of more than $11,000, it was the most successful yet.

Sponsors of this year's bowl-a-thon included Cadillac Fairview, Dominion, Friends, Newtonbrook Bowlerama, Sherwood Copy, Sports Clubs of Canada, TD Financial Group, Tresses and Victoria Scholars Men's Choral Ensemble.

» » Click here for pictures and details.

Volunteer Profile - The Lunch Sisters

Imagine making Thanksgiving dinner every other Saturday. That's exactly what sisters Shawna McPeek and Paula Quinn do at FYFB. Find out how they do it here.

» » Click here for the full story.

Walk for Values

A big 'thank you' to the Walk for Values for this year's fantastic donation of food. The Walk raises pledges of virtuous behaviour in addition to lots of food for FYFB.

The Mabin School Donates Food

FYFB thanks The Mabin School for donating extra food supplies from their inaugural "Mabin Cares" event that saw more than 350 students, parents, family members, faculty and staff come together for a day of community service.

"We're excited that the extra supplies found a good home at FYFB. It was an inspirational day for everyone and we hope this is the beginning of our relationship with FYFB."
~ Linda Bronfman. Mabin Cares Co-Chair

» » Click here for the full story.

FYFB Mailbag

Former FYFB volunteer and Holiday Open House Chair, Jennifer Mitchell, wrote in to tell us her thoughts on how far FYFB has come and how much she enjoys FYFB Connects.

"I just wanted to tell you guys what a great job you have done growing the FYFB into a formidable organization. I like catching up on all your activities each month. I am proud to have been a part of FYFB during my time in TO and I miss being part of such a great, change-effecting organization. Keep up the good work!"
~ Jenn Mitchell

» » Click here to send us your comments and suggestions.

FYFB Sparkles

Again this year FYFB shut down for a major clean-up. As always the volunteers did a fantastic job making the food bank a more inviting place for our clients. Stop by and see their great work!

Coming Events

The Waterfront Marathon is coming up in September so if you're planning to run for FYFB, let us know!

» » Waterfront Marathon details.

The Queen West Art Crawl is coming up in September too and FYFB will be there again through the generous support of Artscape. We're looking for donated paintings to sell/auction off at our tent. If you know an artist who'd like to help, please contact Shannon Puddister

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