Leslieville Shows Gratitude

Leslieville is the final stop for Daily Bread ‘Gratitude Bag’ summer food drive.

Until we can create a fairer society where no one is hungry, food banks serve a critical role in ensuring some of our friends and neighbours eat.  So many Riverdale residents donate to food banks at holiday time. This is a special summer food drive to help those families that rely on food banks year round.

The Gratitude Bag project is a community-based initiative focused on raising food donations. Residents receive an empty bag in the morning, and are asked to fill it with non-perishable food items then leave it on their porch for pick up.  In the evening, volunteers pick up the bags and the food is distributed through the Daily Bread Food Bank.  You can learn more about this great project on their website here and on Facebook here.

On the streets below a Gratitude Bag bag will be delivered in the morning of August 29th, and picked up after 6pm the same day. You can click on the image to see a bigger version of the map.

On the streets below this paragraph, a Gratitude Bag bag will be delivered in the morning of September 2nd, and picked up after 6pm the same day. You can click on the image to see a bigger version of the map.

If you live on a street where volunteers will not be picking up the Gratitude Bag, you can make your donation of non-perishable foods at Riverdale Fire Station 324 at Carlaw and Gerrard.

Thanks again to Riverdale, who donated over 2 tons of food for Daily Bread earlier this summer!