Sounds of the Season
As we all continue feeling the effects of these challenging times, for the most vulnerable in our communities, the impact is much greater. Inflation has made it difficult for many families, leaving them without the means to feed their children. As we speak, thousands are going hungry.
Food bank usage is at an all-time high right for North York Harvest right now. Over the past year, we have served 25% more individuals than 2021. 29% of our visitors are children and 13% are seniors.
CBC’s annual month-long event, Sounds of the Season, is back again. For more information about Sounds of the Seasons programming, visit http://cbc.ca/sots. Join us on December 17 for a Community Event! Details will be posted at a later date.
Now, more than ever, our community needs your support to face this unprecedented challenge.
Make a Difference Today!
You can make an immediate difference and help thousands in need who continue to be impacted by the pandemic.
Please make a monetary donation, which will allow North York Harvest to support vulnerable families in our community.
Donations can also be made by phone. Please call our operators at 1-855-700-SOTS (1-855-700-7687).
Thursday, December 1: Here and Now: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, December 2: Metro Morning – 5:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 17: from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Outside of Sounds of the Season special programming, the SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
If we are unable to answer your call, or you are calling outside of business hours, please leave a message and a member of our team will gladly get back to you back as quickly as possible.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at our main office and warehouse location at 116 Industry Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 4L8, weekdays from 9:30am – 3:00 pm. Bring your vehicle around to the back of the building complex and look for the North York Harvest signage.
When dropping off food, please call ahead at 416-635-7771 Ext 0 to notify our staff of the time of your arrival.
Food donations can also be dropped off at local fire halls and designated bins at participating supermarkets.
For a list of our most needed items, click here.
Other Ways to Support
Raise your hand to become a Sounds of the Season Community Champion
Rally your neighbours and run a food drive on your street, your block, in your building, or across your entire neighbourhood.
The first 100 CBC fans who register their food drive and drop off their food by December 17 will receive a special CBC Sounds of the Season toque as thanks.*
Join the Sounds of the Season School Challenge!
Calling all schools in the GTA. Run a food drive in support of your local food bank and you could win the Sounds of the Season School Challenge! The school that collects the most food by December 22 (proportional to its student population) will win a pizza lunch for the entire school, courtesy of Pizza Pizza, and an assembly visit by a CBC VIP guest. Click here to learn about the CBC Sounds of the Season School Challenge.
Participate in the ’12 Days of Giving’
Want to teach your children about the importance of giving and helping others?
Perfect for families with young children, ‘12 Days of Giving’ is a great activity to prompt conversations with kids about hunger, poverty, privilege, social justice, and empathy.
Click here to download the ‘12 Days of Giving’ worksheet.
Click here to see options on how to get your food donation to your local food bank.