Founded in 2005, The Gift of Giving Back is an opportunity to inspire, support, educate and empower children through local minor athletics associations and school systems, to compassionately give back to our community.
Engaging community events are held throughout the year in multiple communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA), as we celebrate the collection of food donations benefiting local partnered agencies helping the less-fortunate. In fulfilling our mission as a registered charity, we aim to demonstrate the lasting, positive impact we can all have through the power of giving back.
As the largest community food drive of its kind in Canada, our communities have raised more than 4.6 million pounds of food since inception; which is a direct community benefit of more than $1.8 million.
Results by Year
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Jean Longfield
Vice-Chair: John Tait
Treasurer: Adam Nicholson
Accounting: Cheryl Farquharson
Director of School Relations: Andrea Taylor
Director of Fundraising: John Crick
Director of Logistics and Equipment: Rick Dale
Director of Special Events: Lyn Patterson
Director of Communications: Jennifer Buchalter
* Food Banks Canada 2017 Annual Report; "Nielsen MarketTrack, All Channels, 52 Weeks, Ending December 15, 2014". Market value of donated food weight at $5.50/kg. Converted to $2.494756/lb.