Fundraising events and ideas
There are all sorts of ways for your campaign
to raise funds in support of food rescue!
-Presented by Moneris
February 1st, 2022 to March 25th, 2022
Second Harvest Hero’s most popular fundraiser! The Hero Sweepstakes runs from February until the draw date on Friday, March 25th, 2022. Entries can be purchased online and can be purchased by residents of all Canadian provinces (excluding Quebec). Up for grabs will be our best prize board in Second Harvest’s history and the best part is the prizes are all donated by our generous supporters, so 100% of the money you raise will help get good food to people in need.
To purchase a sweepstakes entry, you must be 18 years of age.
1 Entry: $10 5 Entries: $25
20 Entries: $50 50 Entries: $100
Stay tuned for exciting updates on what amazing prizes will be up for grabs!
Truck Pull Challenge
September 13th, 2022
This popular Second Harvest Hero event will be returning to Nathan Phillips Square! Rally a team of 10 to test your strength pulling Second Harvest trucks food rescue trucks, each weighing 10 tons and full of food donations, 100 feet across the Square. Teams must fundraise a minimum of $2,000 to participate.
Can't participate in Second Harvest's events? No problem! With Second Harvest Hero, you can always pick what works for you! Here is a list of fundraising suggestions below but remember
that the sky is the limit!
lunch money day
The Fundraiser that started it all! Hold an office or virtual lunch and have your coworkers bag their lunch instead of purchasing it that day. Then donate those saved funds towards your Second Harvest Hero campaign.
The perfect snack year-round! Order Kernels popcorn bags for $1,15/each and sell them for $2.25 each. Pick a week to run a drive so your coworkers or students can stock up or keep them on hand to fundraise year-round. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form.
-500 bags sold/year (about 40 per month) = $550 raised
Charge an entrance fee and draw a number once a day until someone fills their card! Use a free online card generator to make it easy. Works as a great virtual activity!
-Bingo number generator
Hold a fundraising draw for extra vacation days, a gift card, or a premium parking spot at the office. Our team can provide you with the right online page to make your draw a success! Email email@example.com for more information.
donate the difference
Less food waste in the kitchen means more savings in your wallet! Take the challenge of living waste wise, reduce your food budget by 10% and donate the difference to your campaign.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tips on how to reduce food waste at home and in the grocery aisles!