Online: Click here to donate online.
By phone: Call our operators at 1-855-700-SOTS (1-855-700-7687)
The SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except for December 1, 2 and 17 when phone lines will be open during special programming hours:
Thursday, December 1: Here and Now – 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 2: Metro Morning – 5:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17: 10:00 am – 2:30 p.m.
If they are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and a member of their team will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Join the fight to end hunger and help provide emergency food access to families in your community this holiday season.
The GTA school that collects the most non-perishable food by December 22 (proportional to its student population) will win a pizza lunch for the entire school courtesy of Pizza Pizza AND an assembly visit from a CBC VIP Guest.
How to Participate
Rally your neighbours and run a food drive on your street, your block, in your building, or across your entire neighbourhood.
The first 100 CBC Listeners who register their food drive and drop off their food on or by December 17 will receive a CBC Sounds of the Season toque as thanks. * Learn more below.
Click here to register for a food drive in support of The Food Bank of York Region.
Once you’ve registered, you will have access to our ‘Most Needed Items’ list and a customizable flyer you can share with your neighbours to let them know about your food drive.
Click here to download the Community Champion Toolkit. (PDF|2.6MB)
Figure out the scale of your drive. Will you canvass your street, the block, your building, or will you work with a group of friends to invite your entire neighbourhood to donate? Determine the timing for your food drive and fill in the flyer with details. Will you pick up donations from neighbours, or will you ask them to drop them off to you?
Your food drive registration confirmation email will outline the ways you can get your food to your local food bank.
*The first 100 CBC listeners who post a selfie with their food on social media using the hashtags #CBCGives and #FoodBankYR – OR email their selfie to SOTSChampion@DailyBread.ca by 5:00 p.m. December 17, 2022, will receive a SOTS toque as thanks for their efforts.