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2020 Holiday Food Drive

‘Tis The Season To Stay Calm & Give Back!

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, The Gift of Giving Back educates and empowers thousands of young male and female athletes and high school students to compassionately give back to their community to support six member agencies in the Halton Region who need us more than ever.

We are calling on our young Community Champions to help us safely collect non-perishable food items and stock the shelves of our six beneficiaries this holiday season! From December 3-20, The Gift of Giving Back and Burlington Centre are partnering to host Help Us Feed Kids: Holiday Food Drive to stock the shelves of Burlington food banks and ensure our most vulnerable neighbours are served.

See below for information, tips and resources to help us safely collect and drop-off non-perishable food items this Holiday Season!

Burlington Centre
Food Drive HQ located near the Food Court by Entrance #1

Dates and Hours of Operation
December 3 – 20, 2020

Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fridays: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
GOGB Holiday Food Drive – HOURS
Social distancing, masks and strict health & safety protocols will be in place.

Student Volunteer Hours

  • High school students can earn a maximum of 10 hours
  • Coordinate and collect non-perishable food items
  • Deliver donations to The Gift of Giving Back Holiday Food Drive HQ at Burlington Centre
  • Download this GOGB – Community Volunteer Hours form and bring this with your donations to have a Volunteer sign and validate your community volunteer hours

Marketing Tool Kit
Help us spread the word and download our GOGB 2020 Holiday Food Drive – Info Sheet

Blue Bag Pick-Up and Collection Tips

  • Pick up our iconic Blue Bags at our Food Drive HQ and fill them up
  • Drop off Blue Bags to family and close neighbours inviting them to fill-up with donations for a safe Porch Pick-Up
  • Attach this 2020 Neighbourhood Solicitation Letter to each Blue Bag inviting recipients to help
  • Follow-up with this 2020 Neighbourhood Thank you Letter during your Porch Pick-Up route
  • Add a few extra non-perishable food items to your grocery cart
  • Any kind of grocery bag filled with non-perishable food items will be gratefully accepted!
  • Top 16 Needed Items include: Canned fish/meat, canned fruit in 100% juice, canned vegetables, whole grain cereal, brown rice, cooking oil, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, wow butter, tea, instant coffee, plain oatmeal, pasta sauce, canned soup, baby products (food, diapers especially larger sizes, formula), and personal care items (shampoo, soap, feminine hygiene products) are always needed.