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What's Happening @ FYFB

Winter Relief Fund

FYFB Winter Relief FundHarsh winter conditions and hard economic times are creating a very difficult year for FYFB clients. Coupled with an increase of more than 20% in FYFB's utilities costs over the past year, the challenges of meeting the needs of these clients has never been greater. To date our friends of FYFB have been very supportive, donating more than $11, 500 towards our Winter Relief Fund goal of $15, 000. We urgently need to raise the remaining $3,500 if we are to meet the needs of our clients. If you have not already had an opportunity to give, we ask you for your generous support of the Winter Relief Fund at this time.

Please support the Winter Relief Fund online by clicking here.

FYFB - 2011 Chinese New Year Open House Celebration. February 9 2011.Chinese New Year

Clients and volunteers welcomed the Year of the Rabbit with FYFB's first ever Chinese New Year Community Gathering on February 19. It was a fun affair organized by Jenny Ng and Ken Lem with lots of prizes, games and great food. Thank you to all the volunteers and community partners for their help with the event and local Councillor Michael Layton who joined the party.

Click here for a photo gallery from the event.

FYFB. Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP(L to R, student volunteers from Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP: Christine Waldner, Ina Yazerskaya, Lorraine Chan, Amanda Brennan, Sarah Harrison and Ryan Therrien)

Hey Friend, Can You Spare a Toonie?

For the sixth year in a row, our board members and other volunteers will be asking Toronto's commuters to "help the hungry and spare some change for FYFB" by canvassing in subway stations along the Yonge/University/Spadina line on the morning of Tuesday, April 12. This year's volunteer team will include local councillor Michael Layton.

Once again Toronto's leading law firms will be competing in the fifth annual Law Firm Challenge to see who's the biggest fundraiser on Bay Street for FYFB. Last year 's Bay Street Challenge winner Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP joined more than 50 volunteers to greet commuters at 10 downtown subway stations raising nearly $13,000 to help FYFB feed the hungry.

To become a part of this year's TTC Fight Hunger Fundraising Blitz send us an email at events@fyfb.com.

Tourism Toronto Puts Heart in Hospitality

FYFB. Fort York Food Bank. Community Partner Profile - Tourism TorontoThe members of Tourism Toronto know a thing or two about hospitality and they demonstrated their commitment to their principles when they selected FYFB as the beneficiary of a special fundraising event to help fight hunger in downtown Toronto. These dedicated hospitality & tourism professionals showed they put the heart in Toronto hospitality when they raised more than $4,000 for FYFB's Holiday Fund Appeal.

Click here to read more about why Tourism Toronto supports FYFB.

Annual General Meeting

FYFB held its Annual General Meeting on February 15th receiving a report from FYFB President Ravi Sreedharan President, approving the audited financial statements and electing directors. Ravi thanked the many volunteers and donors for their ongoing support of FYFB and applauded the organizations efforts in the community.

He highlighted that FYFB continues to be a leader among charitable organizations in Canada (as recognized by Charity Intelligence) with 95% of all donations going directly to programs that help people living in poverty in downtown Toronto. He also underscored the ongoing fiscal challenges FYFB faces in raising funding for programs and the importance for the organization to exceed this year's goal for the Winter Relief Fund.

Click here to see the current list of directors.

Click here to read FYFB's audited 2010 Financial Statements.

Upcoming Events

  • TTC Fight Hunger Fundraising Blitz: Tuesday, April 12
  • 7th Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowlathon: TBD
  • Annual Summer Shutdown and Maintenance: TBD

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