Founded in Burlington, Ontario in 2005, The Gift of Giving Back is now the largest food drive of its kind in Canada that supports, educates and empowers thousands of youth to compassionately give back to their community. Summer and late Fall annual initiatives are launched in partnership with youth athletic organizations to help kids feed kids in their community.
Originally launched by the Burlington Eagles, the campaign has grown to include more than 85 male and female youth hockey teams from: The Burlington Girls Hockey Club (Barracudas), Burlington Cougars and the Burlington Eagles. In 2017 we were pleased to announce that baseball teams from Burlington Organized Minor Baseball Association (BOMBA) were joining our cause and recently welcomed new partnerships with the Burlington Gymnastics Club and Burlington Soccer. Participants with their parents and community leaders, amount to more than 3,500 volunteers who make this all possible.
We have developed a strong relationship with the Burlington Fire Department as well as the Burlington Professional Firefighters Association and are proud to have Fire Chief Karen Roche as our Honorary Chair.