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Food bank aims for healthy haul

With goals of collecting 200,000 pounds of food and $200,000 over the next six weeks, North York Harvest’s drive promises to provide much-needed nutritious food for northern Toronto residents. <br />

Tomorrow, the North York Harvest Food Bank is launching its largest food drive of the year — with a special appeal.

“Each holiday season, we receive a lot of cookies, crackers, chocolate and sugary drinks,” said Anette Chawla, the food bank’s executive director.


“However, because families and individuals need a variety of nutritious food, we’re encouraging people to donate healthy food — more canned fish, dried beans, cooking oils, foods with whole grains, and the other nutritious food listed on our website.”

With goals of collecting 200,000 pounds of food and $200,000 over the next six weeks, North York Harvest’s drive promises to provide much-needed nutritious food for northern Toronto residents.

For details about what to donate, please visit the food bank’s website at northyorkharvest.com. Tomorrow's launch begins at 11:30 a.m. in front of United Bakers at Lawrence Plaza (at the corner of Bathurst and Lawrence).

 
 
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