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April 19, 2004
Photo Opportunity: Toronto Parks and Recreation and Daily Bread Food Bank partner to benefit environment and food bank
Toronto City Councillor Brian Ashton, Sue Cox of the Daily Bread Food Bank and
Paul Ronan of the City's Parks and Recreation division will launch a campaign
called "Phones for Food". The campaign, which is easy for the public to
participate in, addresses two concerns in the city: hunger and waste reduction.

The campaign includes setting up community centers as drop-off locations for
used cell phones and ink jet cartridges -- an extension of the successful thINK
FOOD environmental fundraiser to alleviate hunger.

During the event, prizes will be awarded to the winners of a children's
community colouring contest. The contest, in observance of Earth Day (April
22), includes positive and educational images that relate to recycling and
helping those in need in the community.

Date: Tuesday, April 20

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Place: Birchmount Community Centre
93 Birchmount Road (at Birchmount and Kingston Roads)

Media contacts:

Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Hotline, 416-560-8726

Heather Atherton, Supervisor of Recreation, East District South Region,

Tamara Eberle, Project Development Director, thINK FOOD /
Phones-for-Food, Office: 416-516-7465 x 33; Cell: 416-898-2149



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