On Wednesday's GFB: Laurie Campbell

Dec 18, 2012

By Dale Goldhawk

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11:30am ET | Gail Nyberg, Executive Director,  Daily Bread Food Bank
12:15pm ET | Laurie Campbell, CEO Credit Canada Debt Solutions, GFB Credit Expert

GUEST – Laurie Campbell, CEO Credit Canada Debt Solutions, GFB Credit Expert

TOPIC – Planning for a festive and frugal holiday season.

INFO – Our GFB Credit Expert, will provide Zoomers tips on how to budget for the busy season, and celebrate a new year without debt.

1.      Planning ahead now for next year, get deals for next Christmas when the sales start end of December etc

2.     How to  do last minute shopping,  try to go at off times, leave kids home, don’t get swayed by the frenzy, write down all purchases if using credit, stop when you are done,  think outside the box

3.     How to deal with debt in the New Year, don’t panic, put a plan of action together to get rid of Christmas debt, talk to family, cut back in areas that you can.

4.     What are your Financial Resolutions for the New Year?


GUEST – Gail Nyberg, Executive Director,  Daily Bread Food Bank

TOPIC – Daily Bread Food Bank / Daily Bread Holiday Drive to stock shelve

INFO –  TORONTO — The campaign goal  – to raise $1.5 million by December 31.
“The money raised during the Holiday Drive helps out people during some of the toughest winter months. It allows us to buy perishable food like meat, eggs and yogurt as well as fresh vegetables and fruit,” said Gail Nyberg, Daily Bread’s executive director. “It also means we can keep our trucks out on the road delivering food donations to those in need.”

In addition to a $1.5 million goal, Daily Bread is also looking to raise almost a million pounds of food. Most needed food items include pasta, dried/canned beans or lentils, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, baby formula and food, tomato sauce, peanut butter and canned/powdered milk.

While Daily Bread provides food for over 66,000 visits to food banks a month across Toronto, Nyberg said that it’s “important to remember that food banks and meal programs are often

multi-service organizations that support people in so many different ways. Our member agencies, among other things, are also running cooking and nutrition classes, community gardens and

pre-natal programs for expecting mothers.”

More than just a food bank, Daily Bread’s information and referral program trains volunteers to provide clients with information on social assistance, housing and education. An onsite food services training program provides valuable work experience through an intensive 16-week program in Daily Bread’s kitchen. Trainees in this program helped prepare some of the 170,000 meals that went out to shelters, hostels and meal programs last year.

Food donations can be dropped off at any local fire hall, Loblaws, No Frills, valu-mart, Real Canadian Superstore or any participating grocery store. Financial donations can be made easily and securely online at www.dailybread.ca or by mailing a cheque to Daily Bread Food Bank, 191 New Toronto St., Toronto, Ontario, M8V2E7.

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