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30 Hour #Fast4Hunger 2017

Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank

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Join the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank 30 Hour #Fast4Hunger 2017 today!

Help us feed those who are very much in need and win some AMAZING prizes while you're at it!

Check out our video A Day At Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank here!

What is a 30 Hour #Fast4Hunger you ask!? 

On Wednesday, June 14, we will be fasting for the whole day to raise money to keep Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank (TVFB) going strong!

Fasting in solidarity with those who go hungry on a regular basis is a symbolic action. Once you've pledged to fast, you then raise money by asking family, friends, co-workers, etc. to sponsor your fast by donation to your fundraising page.

TVFB is a volunteer-run registered charity that runs on donations from people like you! The food bank is 100% vegan, all donations go directly toward purchasing groceries at wholesale pricing, and 60% of that budget goes toward fresh fruits and vegetables!

Today we are serving groceries monthly to almost 300 people. From folks with diabetes or cancer whose doctors have told them they need to switch to a plant-based diet, to students barely scraping by, to refugees brand new to Canada & struggling to start their life here.

One in eight Canadians experiences marginal, moderate, or severe food insecurity. And the sad truth is that regular food banks don't have as many vegetarian options and generally have almost nothing that vegans can eat.

“We want the food bank system to reflect the city’s diverse diets and needs. Food banks are in place because people are down on their luck. We don’t want them to have to compromise their health, or their ethics, when they are already in such a vulnerable position.”– Matt Noble, Executive Director

We will be pledging to not eat anything after dinner the night of Tuesday, June 13th, then to wake up hungry and go the whole day of the 14th without eating anything and without drinking anything other than water until breakfast the morning of the 15th. (If these times and dates don't work for you then you can still raise money and fast on another day that works for you).

Because we have an anonymous matching donor, the amount that you raise will be doubled! And because we are using CanadaHelps.org a tax receipt will be automatically sent to the inbox of anyone who donates to your fundraising page! (These are both important points to mention when setting up your fundraising page, as people are probably more likely to donate if they know that their donation is being matched and that they will be automatically emailed a tax receipt for their donation).

Last year, with just over 10 participants, we raised around $6000 (before matching donor)! This year, with your help, reaching our goal of $10,000 should be easy!

To create your own fundraising page just click on the "Join as an Individual" button above. It's easy! And if you are looking for some inspiration, you can look at our participants' pages from last year by clicking here.

Raising just $7.50 means we'll be able to feed one person around a week's worth of fresh, healthy, environmentally responsible, cruelty-free food! $100 will allow us to provide the same amount to up to 15+ people. Etc.

Invite your friends to our Facebook event! Share it on your wall. Tweet about it. And post pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #Fast4Hunger and tag @vegfoodbank!

But most importantly, create your own page and fundraise to win some of these amazing prizes!

Prizes

First (top fundraiser) - Doshi Vegan Tablet Brief (bag) | $50 gift card for Doug McNish's Public Kitchen | $50 gift card for Live Organic Food Bar | $50 gift certificate for Urban Herbivore | $30 gift for Lipstick and Dynamite | Sudsatorium gift pack | $25 Gift for Cosmic Treats | Three meals delivered by UpBeet | TVFB tote

Second - Free haircut at Queen's Shop - Fine Hairdressing | $50 for Live Organic Food Bar | $30 at Lipstick and Dynamite | $25 at Public Kitchen | $25 gift from Sweets From The Earth | Sudsatorium gift pack | Three UpBeet meals | TVFB tote

Third - Six UpBeet meals delivered to you | 30 Day Fresh Start meal plan from Dr. Pamela Fergusson RD | $30 at Lipstick and Dynamite | $25 at Public Kitchen | Sudsatorium gift pack

* For any questions, or to donate to our prizes please contact us at TOvegfoodbank@gmail.comHappy fundraising!

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