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The Liberty Market Building’s First Annual Food Drive

Neighbourhood | Written on July 16, 2015

Living in Liberty Village means that you are a part of a diverse and unique community. There is a positive energy that runs through our neighbourhood that welcomes you when you visit and stays with you long after you’ve left. This year, the Liberty Market Building is channelling that positive, giving Liberty Village spirit with its First Annual Food Drive.

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For the rest of July—the Food Drive goes until July 31— the Liberty Market Building will be collecting food donations at its location at 171 East Liberty Street, that will make its way to persons who need it most in the Toronto area. To do this, the Liberty Market Team has partnered with Lifeline and Second Harvest. Lifeline is a part of the Lifetime Charitable Foundation that seeks to help Toronto’s vulnerable sectors by raising awareness of the issues affecting these groups as well as with donations of food, aid and support.

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Second Harvest works to get food, in an efficient and timely way, to areas and individuals where it is most needed. This includes fresh food (that would otherwise be wasted) from wholesalers, grocery stores and food manufacturers. Second Harvest works to ensure that this food reaches community centres, children’s programs, drop-in community centres and seniors’ programs where it becomes hot meals for persons who will benefit most from it.

With both Lifeline and Second Harvest as partners, The Liberty Market Building is counting on a successful, First Annual Food Drive, aided largely by the kindness of Liberty Village residents. Persons interested in giving can drop off donations at Unit 218 in the Liberty Market Building or call Amy at 416-530-9866. If you are interested in donating in other ways, visit llifelinecares.ca to find out about other charitable gifts.

All food items will be accepted though the most sought after donations are:

• Shelf stable milk
• Whole grain rice
• Peanut butter
• Canned fruit
• Canned vegetables
• Canned tuna/salmon
• Whole grain pasta
• Dried peas, lentils, beans
• Pasta sauce
• Soups
• Spices
• Cooking oils