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February 8, 2000
City of Toronto Food And Hunger Action Committee launches fact finding mission
The Food and Hunger Action Committee begins its Fact Finding Mission this
Friday, February 11, 2000 with a Northwest Community Tour of programs which
deal with hunger and food access. In addition, the Committee will hear
deputations from both program users and providers to better understand the
programs and needs that presently exist as well as determining the extent of
resources that are available.

The Food and Hunger Action Committee was struck by City Council December 14th,
1999 to study the issues surrounding hunger and food access throughout the
whole City of Toronto. The members of the Committee include Co-Chairs Pam
McConnell and Chris Korwin-Kuczynski as well as Brad Duguid, Irene Jones and
Jane Pitfield.

Members of the Committee will visit a number of locations on Friday, February
11, 2000 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A tour bus will be departing at 9:45
a.m. from Westside Mall(north side of Eglinton Ave. West between Keele St. and
Caledonia Road) and will return at 1:00 p.m.

On board the bus will be the councillors, experts in the field, activists on
the issue of food and hunger and people familiar with the issues in this part
of the city. An itinerary of the day is also attached for those media wishing
to follow the progress of the tour. There is limited seating aboard for media
interested in joining the tour, so please advise as soon as possible if you are
planning to attend.

Further fact finding tours have been scheduled for February 18 in Scarborough,
February 22 in the southern section of the city, February 23 in central and
south Etobicoke as well as a wrap-up central consultation and policy session on
February 25.

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