September 15 - September 16

Outreach For Hunger in Ontario

Ontario | Outreach For Hunger in Ontario

One bag challenge to kick off the week. Sept 20 11:00-2:00 BBQ and food bank tours

Location: 10 Wellington Street West Chatham

September 16

The First Great MPP Food Sort

Alberta | Ontario Association of Food Banks in Ontario

Across Ontario, food banks will be inviting MPPs to visit their warehouses to sort food and discuss ways we can continue to work together to fight hunger in the province. The OAFB will be hosting the flagship event at the Mississauga Food Bank with the Honorable Charles Sousa, MPP Harinder Malhi, and MPP Sophie Kiwala.

Location: The Mississauga Food Bank

September 16

MPP Food Sort at North York Harvest

Ontario | North York Harvest Food Bank

MPP Laura Albanese will be sorting food at North York Harvest Food Bank in support of Hunger Action Month and Hunger Awareness Week at 10am.

Location: 116 Industry St Toronto, ON, M6R 2A9

September 17

Greater Vancouver Food Bank City-Wide Food Drive

British Columbia | Greater Vancouver Food Bank

City-Wide Food Drive – The week prior to the food drive, volunteers organized by the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, will leave environmentally-friendly, paper donation bags on the doorsteps of over 30,000 households in our catchment area. More information about the Food Drive can be found here.

Location: Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver, and New Westminster

September 17

Friends In Need Food Bank Society Thanksgiving Food Drive

British Columbia | Friends In Need Food Bank Society

Volunteers deliver donation bags and information to 4800 homes September 15 & 16 and on Saturday September 17 (10 am to 2 pm) they return to those homes and gather the bags filled with food. The bags are then delivered to the LDS Church on 207th Street where more volunteers weigh the donations and pack them into boxes to be delivered to the Friends in Need Food Bank.

Location: LDS Church Maple Ridge 11750 207 St. Maple Ridge BC, V2X 1X3

September 17

Edmonton, City Wide Door-to-Door Food Drive

Alberta | Edmonton's Food Bank

Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be collecting non-perishable food donations throughout the city to help stock Edmonton’s Food Bank shelves. “For some, eating three meals a day is a luxury. The Food Bank must ensure continued flow of food into the warehouse and out to people in need,” said Marjorie Bencz, CM, Executive Director. Notices will be delivered throughout the city to single family homes.

If you receive a notice, please leave your donation in a visible spot on your porch or doorstep by 10 AM on Saturday, September 17 for volunteers to pick up. Multi-family homes such as apartments or townhouses will not be receiving notices for accessibility reasons. If your house did not receive a notice and you would like to participate, food donations can be made at any City of Edmonton fire hall or at major grocery stores throughout Edmonton.

Location: Edmonton, City Wide

September 19 - September 21

Master Chef Cook-Off

Ontario | Lanark County Food Bank – The Hunger Stop

Each chef will cook an appetizer, entrée and dessert using groceries accessed from the food bank. Members of the public will also gain valuable tips around food preparation and making your dollar stretch further for meals. More information about the event can be found here.

Location: Mitchell’s Independent Grocer’s test kitchen. 455 McNeely Avenue Carleton Place, ON K7C 4S6

September 19

Daily Bread Food Bank’s Launch of Who’s Hungry Report

Ontario | Daily Bread Food Bank

Launch of our Who’s Hungry Report at a very symbolic time – Hunger Awareness Week. We are going to release the new Who’s Hungry Report with new info and stats about why people are using food banks. Media and Staff and supporters have been invited to take part of this very important day. we expect anywhere from 40 – 60 people in attendance. Event takes place at 10 am.

Location: 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 2E7

September 19 - September 23

Waterloo Region – Rogers TV Hunger Awareness Week Segment

Ontario | The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region – Our local Rogers TV Channel 20 is running a Hunger Awareness Segment each day on ‘daytime’ shown at 1pm,3pm,5pm and 11pm.

Monday Martin Bauman, journalist, completed a cross-Canada bicycle trek, reflecting on mental health, the transformative power of conversation and community connection

Tuesday Joe Mancini, Executive Director of The Working Centre, reflecting on importance of bringing programs to where people are  The Psychiatric Outreach Project is a strong local example.

Wednesday Chief Bryan Larkin, Waterloo Region Police Services. The police see mental health affecting all ages, from youth to young adults to elders.  Chief Larkin reflected on what police are seeing in our community and how the work of programs and services of the food assistance network are helping.

Thursday Chris Scott, singer song writer. Chris’s song All It Takes reflected on the difficulties faced by many people and how taking the time to show some compassion & understanding can make a difference in people’s lives.

Friday Wendi Campbell, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region will provide context to local food assistance numbers, programs and how to help this Fall.

Location: Waterloo Region - Local Rogers TV Channel 20

September 19

Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins: Information Session

Ontario | Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins

Information Session featuring 14 local food resource organizations in Timmins and what they are doing to address hunger in our community. Event takes place at 6pm.

Location: First Baptist Church, 100 Second Ave, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1E7

September 19 - September 23

“The One Bag Challenge” for Hunger Awareness Week

Ontario | Southern Frontenac Community Services Corporation

Friends, Families, coworkers and other Organizations donate a bag of groceries to our Food Bank, and then using mainly Social Media, “Challenge” others to do the same.

It’s not a new idea, but it is catching on . . . we’ve had a great start to our Challenge!

Location: 4419 George Street, Box 43 Sydenham, ON, K0H 2T0

September 20 - September 23

The Sharing Place Food Bank in Ontario

Ontario | The Sharing Place Food Bank in Ontario

Our event will have 2 parts, the first will utilize the energy of the 1st Orillia Venture Scouts, who have volunteered to harvest several large crab apple trees that are currently not used by the land owner. The second part will be a canning/preserving workshop, open to the public, where we will share our preserving skills while creating food products from the harvested fruit that can be distributed to those in need at the Sharing Place Food Bank.

Location: The Narrows/ St. Paul's Centre, Orillia

September 20 - September 25

Food Drive at Powell’s Supermarket

Newfoundland and Labrador | Powell's Supermarket

Promoting Hunger Awareness Week throughout all Powell’s Supermarket locations, social media and Powell’s Supermarket Website. We will also be collecting food donations that will be given to food banks in Bay Roberts, Carbonear and Harbour Grace next week. Powell’s Supermarket will also be matching food donations up to $1000.

Location: Powell’s Supermarket in Bay Roberts, Carbonear and Harbour Grace

September 21

Food Drive

Ontario | Kawartha Lakes Food Source

KLFS is hosting a food drive and asking the community to donate food and funds. Find more information about all of their Hunger Awareness Week activities.

Location: Reid’s Valu-Mart, 42 Russell St. W Lindsay, ON K9V 2W9

September 21 - September 22

Community Connections Food Bank Revelstoke in British Columbia

British Columbia | Community Connections Food Bank Revelstoke

Community of Revelstoke at 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Emergency Services Fights Back Against Hunger community wide food drive.

Location: Community of Revelstoke

September 21

Hunger Awareness Week Appreciation Event & Fall Campaign Launch.

Ontario | Daily Bread Food Bank

We’re recognizing our faithful supporters during Hunger Awareness Week. We’ll be spending some time thanking them and encouraging them to do more over Hunger Awareness Week and  over the next few weeks as we head into Thanksgiving. It’s never to late to make a difference. Our Executive Director will be addressing them and we expect over 50 people to attend. Event begins at 6:30pm.

Location: 191 New Toronto Street, Toronto, Ontario, M8V 2E7

September 22

Cooking Workshop – Taste the Rainbow!

Ontario | Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins

Cooking workshop: Taste the Rainbow! Featuring 5 colourful cooking demos. FREE to attend. Event takes place at 6pm. Please register by emailing Michelle at

Location: First Baptist Church, 100 Second Ave, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1E7

September 22

Hudson Bay students are supporting the Dare to Care Food Bank!

Saskatchewan | Dare to Care Food Bank

WE Schools students from Hudson Bay Community School will be knocking on doors to collect nonperishable food items in support of the Dare to Care Food Bank.  Students have launched a promotional campaign about Hunger Awareness week including social media, posters, radio announcements and dancing in the streets! Event takes place from 6pm – 8pm.

Location: Hudson Bay, SK

September 23

Lethbridge Annual Charity Dinner & Silent Auction

Alberta | The Interfaith Food Bank Society of Lethbridge

6pm to Midnight – Our 10th Annual Charity Dinner & Silent Auction. Up to 250 people expected to attend. This is a ticketed event.

Location: Italian Canadian Cultural Centre of Lethbridge

September 24

Village of Hope in Ontario Community Event

Ontario | Village of Hope in Ontario

Community Event with over 50 vendors live music, food. Admission is donation of food. From 10am-3pm.

Location: Twenty Valley Public School, 4057 Victoria Ave, Vineland, Ontario

October 2

E-A-T Burlington

Ontario | E-A-T Burlington

Are you hungry to participate in an exploration of your community in a new way? E-A-T is an enjoyable event created for community members to navigate the neighbourhood and sample the most delicious and authentic food on offer, while supporting an incredible local charity who aims to fight child hunger in our own community: FOOD4KIDS. A guide-led walking tour that offers tour “Passports” for participants and features authentic culinary experiences. Event takes place from 1pm-4pm.

Location: Downtown Burlington