Food or Fund Drives

Hosting a food drive or a fundraiser can be a very effective way to raise funds and collect food and household products, while also raising awareness about food insecurity in our communities. We are happy to support you in your efforts with tips and ideas, so don't hesitate to contact us! Your efforts make a difference for people in need in York Region. 

Fundraisers

With over 169,000 individuals in York Region living on low income, every dollar matters.  Your donations help collect, warehouse and transport food to our front line community partners where they provide food support to their clients.

If you would like to host a fundraiser at school, work, or online, we will be happy to support you.

Tips for Hosting a Fundraiser

Set Goals

Challenge your school, workplace or colleagues to reach a monetary goal. Compete with classrooms or departments and keep it fun and exciting to be a part of.

Social Media

Create a Fundraiser or event page online and post all about it. Encourage people to make donations and remember to tag us or link or website. We’d love to see and share your progress online.

Corporate Matching

If your fundraiser is a corporate event, find out whether your company will match donations with a corporate matching program.

Food Drives

Hosting a food drive is a great way to make a difference in your community while raising awareness about food insecurity in our region.

Our Food Bank happily accepts unopened, unexpired, non-perishable, food items and household products from food drives year-round. We can pick up donated goods, however, if you are able to drop them off, that’s always appreciated.

Tips for Hosting a Food Drive

Timing

Our needs are greater during the “off-season” from January to July as most food drives happen during the holidays.

Items Needed

We will be happy to provide you with a list of the most needed items for your food drive. Download printable list

Social Media

Post about your food drive and tag us in it! We’d love to share the highlights of your event with our online community.

Volunteer 

By contributing your time, you can make a difference and help meet the need!

Host a Drive

Fundraisers and food drives are great ways to support the Food Bank’s work.

Get Involved

Join forces with your corporate work team and serve your community together.

Partner with Us

Are you an agency that could benefit from our help? Together we can do more.
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