YOU have the power to make a difference. And you can do it by making your next event or celebration a way to help the Food Bank through donations of food or money.


Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Birthday Cake


Instead of buying you gifts, ask guests to make a monetary donation to the Food Bank. Or, ask them to bring a  few food items to the party. Take a picture and share on your social media to encourage others who might consider doing the same.

Relaxed or “Dress-down” days at work

Have a weekly or monthly day that people can take part in by making a small contribution like a loonie or a toonie. Get comfy and raise funds for the Food Bank!

Relaxed or "Dress-down" days at work
Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Know someone who’s getting married? Why not make the big day a day to help others! You could also ask your guests to bring a food item to your bridal shower or batchelor party, or even ask people to make a donation to the Food Bank instead of registering for gifts.

Your Next Dinner Party

Instead of appetizers or wine, ask people to make bring a donation of food items with them.

Your Next Dinner Party
Holiday Party Photo

Staff Christmas Party

Make everyone on your team aware that you plan to have a fundraising jar and/or a collection box at the event location. Make it an annual tradition … then it becomes a habit that when you exchange gifts or do your Secret-Santa, you also bring a non perishable food item to the event!

Share the Love on Social Media

Whichever way you choose to help, once you’ve gathered the food items, or cash donations, be sure to get some pictures to share on social media as a reminder to others…they’ll see you giving and they might be inspired to do the same.

Share on Social Media

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Community help and support is the only way that we can continue to feed North Bay.
The North Bay Food Bank depends deeply on the support of volunteers to help us achieve our mission. Please consider joining our volunteer team – you’ll help those in need in our community and have fun doing it!

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