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Toronto: “Come From Away” holds an East Coast style kitchen party to support the Daily Bread Food Bank December 7

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In September 2001, the 7,000 citizens of Gander, NL, and its surrounding towns welcomed, housed and fed 7,000 citizens of the world who were stranded when airspace closed following the tragic events of 9/11.

Since 1983 Daily Bread Food Bank has been providing emergency food support to thousands of families and individuals in need across the city of Toronto.  Last year alone they distributed close to 11 million pounds of food through their network of member agencies.

Just in time for this season of giving, COME FROM AWAY will join Daily Bread Food Bank to help raise awareness of the need for food security for all Torontonians, and to help raise food and funds to keep the food bank going at a time when the need seems to be greater than ever before.

On Saturday December 7 at 2PM, the cast and musicians of COME FROM AWAY will visit Daily Bread Food Bank’s 108,000-sq.-ft. distribution warehouse for a holiday open house, “kitchen party” and mini-concert.

This special one-time-only fundraising event will be open to the public. Admission will be by donation (minimum $100). For this amount, participants will receive:

- An East Coast style “kitchen party” with the cast and musicians of COME FROM AWAY – with songs from the show and other seasonal favourites in the Daily Bread Food Bank’s hub (191 New Toronto Street);

- One ticket to attend an invitation-only dress rehearsal of COME FROM AWAY when it returns to its original home at the Royal Alexandra Theatre on Friday, December 13 at 2 PM:

- Snacks and beverages in the Daily Bread Food Bank’s kitchen and a tour of the remarkable new warehouse;

To book tickets to the COME FROM AWAY Daily Bread Kitchen Party go to:

Daily Bread Food Bank distributes fresh and shelf-stable food, and fresh-cooked meals to more than 130 member agencies and 170 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread works towards long-term solutions to end hunger and poverty and runs innovative programs to support individuals living on low incomes and experiencing food insecurity. To learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank, visit

Toronto’s longest-running Canadian musical COME FROM AWAY will return to its original home, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, on December 13, 2019 after playing for 10 months at the Elgin Theatre.

COME FROM AWAY features Saccha Dennis, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Barbara Fulton, Lisa Horner, James Kall, Jeff Madden, George Masswohl, Ali Momen, Cory O’Brien, Kristen Peace, Eliza-Jane Scott, Kevin Vidal, Clint Butler, Kate Etienne, Amir Haidar, Lori Nancy Kalamanski, David Silvestri and Cailin Stadnyk. 

The COME FROM AWAY band features, Tristan Avakian, Linsey Beckett, Richard Evans, Bob Foster, Greg Hawco, Sean Kilbride, Jonathan Maharaj, Spencer Murray and Kim Ratcliffe.

COME FROM AWAY features a book, music and lyrics by Olivier, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winners and Grammy and two-time Tony Award nominees Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by Tony Award winner and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Christopher Ashley, musical staging by Olivier Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and music supervision by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath

 COME FROM AWAY features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley, sound design by Olivier & Outer Critics Circle Award winner and Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Olivier Award winner and Grammy & Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen, and music arrangements by Olivier Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Ian Eisendrath.