Help make the season more kind
CBC Toronto Sounds of the Season
Food bank use across the GTA is soaring and has reached crisis levels.
Join the fight to end hunger with a holiday gift to your local food bank.
With a record-breaking 1.57 million client visits to food banks this past year in Toronto alone, your generous support is greatly needed.
Your donation will ensure that families experiencing hunger can access nutritious food this holiday season.
Since 2002, CBC Toronto Sounds of the Season has raised over $9 million in support of food banks in the GTA and across Ontario.
Make a financial gift
Online: Click the donation form link below to support your local food bank.
Click here to donate to a participating food bank outside of the GTA.
By phone: Please call our operators at 1-855-700-SOTS (1-855-700-7687)
The SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed weekdays from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, except for December 1, 2 and 17 when phone lines will be open:
Thursday, December 1 (Here and Now): 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, December 2: Metro Morning – 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 17: from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Other ways to support
Raise your hand to 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.*
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 Pizza Pizza, 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 our Sounds of the Season community event on Saturday, December 17.
Stay tuned for details!
You can also donate non-perishable food to your local food bank. Click on the links below to learn more.