News and announcements 11/18/2019

At Chloe Brown’s house, a dozen people gathered for an annual Friendsgiving-turned-

Trace McKay and her partner Stephen hosted 75 people at a big potluck at the Lion’s Head town hall, and started a community conversation about food insecurity and how to address it.

In the east end of Toronto, elementary school students joined in the fun with a Stone Soup Big Social fundraiser. In Perth, employees at Urban Hearth gathered for a staff meal and raised $2,000 – they even made a video about it! In Calgary, Teatro Restaurant turned a night out into something extra-special, giving diners an opportunity to join in the fundraising too. 

These are just some of the hundreds of Big Social events that happened across the country between November 1 and 10 and, in addition to our contribution from event partners, raised $375,000 for healthy food programs. For more pics, check out our Facebook photo album!

“It’s been incredible to see Canadians coming together in their homes and workplaces to share a meal and raise money for their communities,” said Nick Saul, CEO of CFCC. “The money raised will help us offer more empowering programs that support food-insecure Canadians and bring communities together around good food.”

Funds raised through The Big Social directly benefit eleven Community Food Centres across Canada, and help power a growing network of centres across Canada.

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The Big Social would not have been possible without the support of our incredible ambassadors, Chefs Lynn Crawford and Nicole Gomes, and our incredible event partners. We thank them for their support.