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Fundraising Ideas

There are so many ways for you to raise funds in support of food rescue.

Have fun. Raise money. Help your community.

We’ve got lots of ways to make your Hero campaign a rewarding, engaging and successful experience for your workplace, school, or community group.

Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes presented by Moneris

Hero Sweepstakes -Presented by Moneris

Second Harvest Hero’s most popular fundraiser! The Hero Sweepstakes kick off in February and tickets can be purchased until the draw date on Friday, March 25th, 2022.  Entries can be purchased online and can be purchased by residents of all Canadian provinces 18 years of age or older (excluding Quebec). 

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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!

Sweepstakes runs from February 1st, 2022, to March 25th, 2022. Purchase your tickets before February 25 at 10 am to qualify for our early bird draw!   

1 Entry:  $10              5 Entries:  $25       

20 Entries:  $50         50 Entries:  $100  

Stay tuned for exciting updates on the amazing prizes you can win!

Pulling Second Harvest trucks in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Truck Pull Challenge

This popular Second Harvest Hero event will be returning to Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. Rally a team of 10 to test your strength pulling a Second Harvest food rescue truck weighing 10 tons, 100 feet across the Square. Teams must fundraise a minimum of $2,000 to participate. 

This year’s truck pull will be held on September 13th, 2022.

Can't Participate in Second Harvest events?

No problem! With Second Harvest Hero, you can always pick what works for you. Here is a list of fundraising suggestions but if you have another idea for your team, let us know and we’d be happy to help.

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

Kernels Popcorn

The perfect snack year-round! Order bags of Kernels Popcorn 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 to request a form.

500 bags sold per year (about 40 per month) raised $550 – that provides enough food for over 1,000 fresh, healthy meals.

Bingo card and latte

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. This fundraiser works as a great virtual activity too!

Bingo number generator
Bingo card generator

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 for more information.

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 purchased, $10 will be donated to Second Harvest!

Visit for more information.

Register today

Be a Second Harvest Hero. Register your team or as an individual today.