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What's Happening @ FYFB

Holidays Are About Friendship

We want to thank all our friends for their support of FYFB over the holidays. Through your generosity, our annual Holiday Fund Appeal raised more than $29,000 to help people living in poverty in downtown Toronto.

Special holiday food hampers are always the highlight for our clients. With your support and the ongoing support from Chai Kosher Poultry and the CP24 Chum Christmas Wish Foundation, we had the best hampers ever with three pieces of turkey, cheese, eggs, extra milk, butter and Christmas candy in every food basket. While this may seem modest in the homes of many families at Christmas, these food baskets help create special holiday memories.

We want to thank our friends at Tourism Toronto for raising more than $4,000 to set the pace for this year's Holiday Fund. Click here to see a photo gallery of all the organizations who helped make the 2010 holidays at FYFB one filled with kindness and generosity. Thank you for helping make a difference in the lives of so many over the holidays.

2010 Operational Highlights

With the help dozens of dedicated volunteers and committed donors ,FYFB was able to meet a growing demand for client services in 2010. Below are a few of the operational highlights from the past year:

  • Served close to 35,000 meals through our Community Drop-in Centre.
  • Performed close to 2,400 counselling cases.
  • Provided over 330,000 meals through our 3-day grocery baskets.
  • Received over 29,000 voluntary service hours of time.

FYFB has a commitment to accountability and transparency. You can read detailed monthly reports on FYFB's impact on our community by clicking here.

Winter Relief Fund

When the glow of the holidays fades away, FYFB and our clients face the harsh reality of a cold winter in downtown Toronto. No time of the year is more challenging for our clients.

FYFB Winter Relief FundOur Winter Relief Fund is off to a strong start with more than $4,000 in donations facilitated by our friends at Charity Intelligence. But we still need to raise an additional $15,000 by the end of March to ensure we can meet the needs of our clients. Even if you donated to the Holiday Fund Appeal, we'd encourage you to support the Winter Relief Fund and add a little warmth to winter of people living in poverty in our neighbourhood.

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

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

FYFBShare The Love

Move over eHarmony, love is in the air at FYFB.

Board member Chris Murphy and FYFB volunteer Sherri Johnson recently announced their engagement after meeting at FYFB a couple years ago.

FYFBHoliday and Special Occasion Cards

Give the gift of FYFB with an eCard at the CanadaHelps website.

An FYFB Holiday or Special Occasion eCard lets friends, family, colleagues and clients know you are committed to helping our community's most vulnerable people.

Upcoming Events

Chinese New Year Community Gathering: February 9, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Come celebrate Chinese New Year at FYFB as we bring together our clients and community for a special evening of food, fun and prizes! Click here to read more.

FYFB Annual Meeting: Tuesday, February 15, 6:30 pm
Want to learn more about FYFB? Here's your opportunity to meet the Board of Directors and ask questions as we review our financial statements, key operational achievements and select a new board of directors.

TTC Fight Hunger Fundraising Blitz: Tuesday, April 12
Want to get involved in one of our most important fundraising and outreach events? The TTC Fight Hunger Fundraising Blitz puts dozens of FYFB volunteers in downtown subway stations for one morning rush hour to raise important funds and let people know about the good work we do helping people living in poverty in downtown Toronto. Send an email to Devi at events@fyfb.com to learn how you can get involved.

Ways to Get Involved at FYFB

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