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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.

Pulling Second Harvest trucks in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Truck Pull Challenge

This popular Second Harvest Hero event is returning to Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022! Rally a team of 10 to test your strength by pulling a 15,000 lbs Second Harvest food rescue truck across the Square. Teams must fundraise a minimum of $2,000 to participate. 

Register your team here now! For more information please reach out to Stacey Kelly at staceyk@secondharvest.ca or 416-475-9372.

Check out how the teams did in 2019!

Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes presented by Moneris

Hero Sweepstakes -Presented by Moneris

The Hero Sweepstakes is Second Harvest Hero’s most popular fundraiser. It kicks off in February and all entries can be purchased online by residents of all Canadian provinces (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years or older. The Hero Sweepstakes is wrapped up for this year, but here are the winning numbers:

Early Bird Winners

10 $250 Lululemon gift cards: A-2941080, A-5102232, A4815888, A-9731089, A-2206411, A-9685148, A-8911956, A-4027848, A6657904, A-9626587

Grand Prize Winners

Take Me Out to the Ballgame A-7588177

Witness the Battle of Ontario in Ottawa A-3313351

Around the World with Air Canada A-7362910

Food Lovers Unite A-5540569

We the North Pack A-2367211

Escape to Banff Springs A-5341198

Meyer Cookware Package A-4975580

A Tasteful Toronto Night Out A-5602562

Everybody Loves a Winner A-4012788

Your Home Will Have It Maid A-8150947

Hang With the Burger Family for A Year A-4139211

Shop Away At Hudson’s Bay A-7701384

Dyson V10 Motorhead Vacuum A-2160713

An Apple (iPad) A Day Keeps the Boredom At Bay A-3156952

Vitamix A2300 A-3970797

Nintendo Switch A-4439561


Thank you for your support this year! The Sweepstakes raised $96,905 which allowed us to provide enough food for over 121,000 meals to people in need across Canada!

All prizes have been claimed for the 2022 Hero Sweepstakes.

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 hero@secondharvest.ca 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 hero@secondharvest.ca 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 www.thegoodchallenge.com for more information.

Register today

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