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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 young hockey athletes, baseball athletes and high school students to compassionately give back to their community. Summer and late Fall annual initiatives are launched to Help our 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 BOMBA have joined us in our cause. Together with their parents and community leaders, amount to more than 3,500 volunteers who make this all possible.

Results by Year

2007: 19,212 lbs

2008: 38,196 lbs

2009: 38,257 lbs

2010: 63,969 lbs

2011: 114,108 lbs

2012: 207,689 lbs

2013: 273,571 lbs

2014: 281,878 lbs

2015: 300,547 lbs

2016: 505,191 lbs

2017: 449,345 lbs



1st Annual Baseball Food Drive June 1st-2nd, 2018 | Location: Mainway Arena

13th Annual Hockey Food Drive November 7th-8th, 2018 | Location: Robert Bateman High School

Steering Committee
Community Leader: Jean Longfield

  • Longo's
  • Food Basics
  • Metro
  • Marilu's Market
  • Fortinos

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