Fundraising events and ideas

There are all sorts of ways for your campaign
to raise funds in support of food rescue!

Hero Sweepstakes
-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!

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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.


kernels popcorn

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 hero@secondharvest.ca to request a form.

-500 bags sold/year (about 40 per month) = $550 raised

office bingo

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

-Bingo card generator

Coffee and Games

office pool

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 hero@secondharvest.ca 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 hero@secondharvest.ca for tips on how to reduce food waste at home and in the grocery aisles!

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the good challenge

The GOOD Challenge is on a mission to make doing good memorable, fun and shareable.

Our Challenge Packs that give back come in a book with 10 challenges and include adventurous games and activities that will push you out of your comfort zone and get you trying new things. For every Challenge Pack purchases, $10 will be donated to Second Harvest!

Visit www.thegoodchallenge.com for more information.