When can I run my Donate the Difference Campaign?

Donate the Difference will be taking place from August 1st to August 31st in 2021. You can take part for any length of time you wish throughout August.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
There is no fundraising minimum to take part in Donate the Difference.

Is there any cost?
None at all! There is no fee to register your campaign and all fundraising materials are free to order and have delivered to your home or workplace.

Can a Second Harvest representative visit my workplace?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we will be limiting our in-person engagements with teams and participants but your Second Harvest representative can absolutely meet with your team and staff virtually to help coach your campaign, deliver a kick-off presentation, or conduct a wrap-up as well.

Do we keep the campaign kit items we receive?

Due to health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this year, we request that kit items are kept by your team for the following year's campaign.

How does our fundraising help Second Harvest?
The funds you raise directly support our food rescue operations. Whether it's supporting maintenance for our food rescue fleet, maintaining the costs associated with our food rescue and donation web platform, or costs associated with our warehouse, your funds allow us to maintain and eventually expand all aspects of our food rescue operations, allowing us to increase our capacity for rescuing more fresh, healthy food. This, in turn, will allow for more food to be redistributed to our social service agency partners and allow for more meals to be provided to those in need. Click Here for more information about the impact of your donations and fundraising.

Do I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
All online donations of at least $20 are eligible for a tax receipt, which will be automatically generated and sent to your email. For those who have made a donation via cash or cheque, a Tax Receipt Request Form is required if the donor would like a tax receipt. Please provide the names and information of all individuals requesting a tax receipt in the provided Tax Receipt Request Form and return with the donation. If you have any questions, please call Kris-John at 647-223-5553.

Collections and funds raised through event or other group fundraising are not eligible for tax receipts as per Canada Revenue Agency regulations. Please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website to learn more.

Does our campaign qualify our team for Food Sort and Feeding Our Future shifts?

Previously, if your campaign raised at least $500, you would qualify to send one group of up to 10 team members to either a Food Sort or Feeding our Future shift. In the wake of COVID-19, we are re-evaluating our group volunteer opportunities at Second Harvest and we will have more information available later this year on how we can grant team-building opportunities to connect your campaign even closer to our mission.