Join the fight to end hunger with a donation to your local food bank through CBC Sounds of the Season.
Food bank use is at crisis levels. Your donation will ensure families experiencing hunger can access the nutritious food they need.
Since 2002, CBC Sounds of the Season has raised over $9 million in support of GTA and Ontario food banks.
To learn more about how you can support your local food bank directly with a donation of non-perishable food, please see below.
If you would like to support your local food bank with a financial gift, click here.
GTA FOOD BANKS
Become a Sounds of the Season Community Champion
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 fans who register their food drive and drop off their food by December 17 will receive a special CBC Sounds of the Season toque as thanks.* Click here to learn more.
Join the Sounds of the Season School Challenge!
Calling all schools in the GTA. Run a food drive in support of your local food bank and you could win the Sounds of the Season School Challenge! The school that collects the most food by December 22 (proportional to its student population) will win a pizza lunch for the entire school, courtesy of XX, and an assembly visit by a CBC VIP guest.* Click here to learn about the CBC Sounds of the Season School Challenge.
Participate in the ’12 Days of Giving’
Want to teach your children about the importance of giving and helping others? Perfect for families with young children, ‘12 Days of Giving’ is a great activity to prompt conversations with kids about hunger, poverty, privilege, social justice, and empathy.
Click here to download the ‘12 Days of Giving’ worksheet.
Click here to see options on how to get your food donation to your local food bank.
CBC Toronto Sounds of the Season Community Events
Meet some of your favourite CBC Toronto personalities at one of three Sounds of the Season community events in Brampton, North York, and Durham Region on Saturday, December 17.
Stay tuned for details!
To donate food to Daily Bread Food Bank, you can:
Drop off donations directly to Daily Bread’s warehouse at 191 New Toronto St. in Etobicoke weekdays from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.
Order online from your favourite grocery store and have items delivered directly to our warehouse: 191 New Toronto St, Toronto, ON, M8V 2E7.
Drop off donations at any fire hall across the city.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at our main office and warehouse location at 116 Industry Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 4L8, weekdays from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.
When dropping off food, please call ahead at 416-635-7771 x 0 to notify our staff of the time of your arrival. Bring your vehicle around to the back of the building complex and look for the North York Harvest signage.
Food donations can also be dropped off at local fire halls and designated bins at participating supermarkets.
Food donations can be dropped off at our warehouse located at 371A Marwood Drive, Oshawa during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.
Drop off non-perishable items at our warehouse at 8201 Keele Street, Units 5-6, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Drop off your donation of our most needed food and household items at The Mississauga Food Bank warehouse, located at 3121 Universal Dr., Mississauga, ON, L4X 2E2. Order online from your favourite grocery store and have items delivered directly to our warehouse. You can also drop off donations at any fire station in Mississauga. Click here for more details.
You can drop off non-perishable food donations at our food bank OR order online from your favourite grocery store and have items delivered directly to our food bank: Knights Table, 287 Glidden Road Unit 8, Brampton, ON L6W 1H9, between 9am – 5pm.
FOOD BANKS ACROSS ONTARIO
Drop off your monetary or donations of our most needed food and household items at the Hamilton Food Share warehouse, located at 339 Barton St. Hamilton, ON, L8E 2L2 Monday to Friday 9-4.
Non-perishable food donations can be donated at most local grocery stores during business hours, where they will be donated to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Please look for the donation bin at the entrance/exit of the store.
Non-perishable food donations can also be donated at The Food Bank’s Customer Service (yellow door) from Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, at 50 Alpine Court, Kitchener.
You can drop off non-perishable donations to our warehouse hub at the UHC – Hub of Opportunities formerly known as the Unemployed Help Centre, located at 6955 Cantelon Dr. We ask that, if possible, donations are dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. Donors can drive up to the delivery bay doors and are asked to stay in their vehicle while food bank staff unloads the donated items.
You can drop off non-perishable food donations directly at the London Food Bank’s facility at 926 Leathorne Street, during weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Come to the back northwest door past the loading bays.
Food donations are also accepted at most grocery stores in London.
Food donations are accepted at The Banque d’aliments Sudbury Food Bank at 1105 Webbwood Drive from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Most grocery stores in town also have a donation box or premade bags of food for purchase as a donation.
Non-perishable food donations are accepted Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4 pm, 140 Hickson Avenue at the back door. Alternatively, most grocery stores have Partners in Mission Food Bank designated donation bins.
To donate food to Regional Food Distribution Association, please drop off non-perishable donations to their warehouse at 570 S. Syndicate Ave., Thunder Bay, weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
If you are a company looking to support Ontario’s food bank network through a large-scale food donation, contact Feed Ontario. Individuals looking to donate food can do so to their local food bank. You can find the nearest food bank using our Find a Food bank Tool.