Sounds of the Season 2013

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Thanks to everyone who made the day so great! With your help we've raised $581,355 so far for Toronto-area food banks, exceeding last year's fundraising total of $501,200. Watch video highlights.

A near-record number of Ontarians are using food banks, according to a new report. The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) says that 375,789 people made use of a food bank in the province this March - more than one-third of whom were children (read the news story).
Mary Wiens
In her series Fighting Poverty, Mary Wiens speaks to working people who struggle to buy groceries. Hear what they have to say.

Thanks to everyone who ordered a one of Kevin Sylvester's limited-edition linocuts. The 2013 version is now completely sold out. Congratulations and thanks to Kevin!

You can still drop off food all year long at Toronto's food banks. To find a food bank in your neighbourhood call 416-203-0050 or email

Wondering what kind of food to donate?

The most needed items are:

Thanks to everyone who donated food!
(CBC/Tanja Tiziana)
  • baby formula & food
  • beans and lentils
  • canned fruits and vegetable
  • canned fish and meat
  • cans of soup or hearty stew
  • dried pasta and tomato sauce
  • macaroni and cheese
  • peanut butter
  • rice
  • canned, powered or Tetra Pak cartons of milk


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