Hops for Hunger returns to Great Lakes Brewery

Toronto, Ontario – Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is once again pleased to announce that they’ll be “fighting to end hunger in our communities” with the annual Hops for Hunger Food Drive in support of Daily Bread Food Bank.

This December, any customer who purchases a can of ‘Grandpa’s Ol’ White Eggnog Stout’, a beer brewed and labeled specifically for Daily Bread (see label below), will help contribute as $1 from each can sold will be donated to their neighbours at Daily Bread. Cans are available to purchase at the GLB retail store at 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke beginning December 4th. The beer will also be available on draught in the brewery taproom and $1 from each pour will also be donated.

“We are thrilled to kick-off our 10th annual Hops for Hunger campaign with the release of our very much sought-after seasonal beer, Grandpa’s Ol’ White Eggnog Stout,” stated Peter Bulut, Owner and President of GLB. ”The beer, which weighs in at 5%, features notes of, well, eggnog, and makes the perfect companion during the holiday season. Cans will retail for $4 each and we’ll have it on tap in our brewery taproom as well.”

He added, “As mentioned, this is our 10th year carrying out the Hops for Hunger food drive and we couldn’t be happier to partner with Daily Bread once again who continue to do amazing things in communities around the city of Toronto.”

GLB will also be encouraging customers coming into the brewery retail store to donate any non-perishable food items, along with baby food and diapers. Customers can drop items in the yellow Daily Bread collection bin located within the store and GLB will provide a complimentary 5oz sample. Daily Bread Food Bank’s Holiday Drive is aiming to raise $4 million in donations – the most ambitious goal they’ve ever had.

“The holidays is a particularly hard time for families experiencing food insecurity,” said Neil Hetherington, CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank.“The continued generosity of Great Lakes Brewery helps make a positive impact on those in need and provides a delicious way for the public to give back.”

Last year, thanks to the support of the local Ontario and Etobicoke beer communities, GLB was able to donate $3600 and many boxes of much needed food to Daily Bread and would like to build on that in 2018.

Further to the Hops for Hunger campaign, GLB staff, in various departments within the brewery, have made CAN Christmas Trees that will be auctioned off during the first ever GLB Christmas Market on Saturday December 8th, with all winning bids (proceeds) being donated to Daily Bread.

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