Sounds of the Season

CBC’s annual month-long event, Sounds of the Season, is back again. 

Support North York Harvest Food Bank through CBC Sounds of the Season to ensure that families experiencing hunger can access the nutritious food they need.  

Food bank use across the city has reached crisis levels. The usage is at an all-time high for the North York Harvest network which serves more than 30,000 people each month. 29% of our visitors are children and 12% are seniors.

Join the CBC Sounds of the Season Open House on December 8! Full programming details will be available soon at

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Make a Difference Today!

Help brighten the holidays for families experiencing hunger with a gift to North York Harvest through CBC Sounds of the Season. In doing so, you will help provide emergency food support to those experiencing food insecurity this winter.

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Please make a monetary donation, which will allow North York Harvest to support vulnerable families in our community.

By phone: Please call our operators at 1-855-700-SOTS (7687). 

The SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, except for December 8 when phone lines will be open from 5:30 am – 7:00 pm. 

If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as possible.


Food Donations

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 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.  

When dropping off food, please call ahead at 416-635-7771 x 0 to notify our staff of the time of your arrival. Bring your vehicle around to the back of the building complex and look for the North York Harvest signage. 

Food donations can also be dropped off at local fire halls and designated bins at participating supermarkets.  

Click here to download our list of most-needed items.

Other Ways to Support

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 November 30 (proportional to its student population) will win a pizza lunch for the whole school courtesy of Pizza Pizza and an assembly visit in January with a CBC personality.

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.

See above for options on how to drop off your food donations.

Since 2002, CBC Toronto Sounds of the Season has raised over $10 million in support of food banks in the GTA and across Ontario.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at or 416.635.7771 ext. 21

Thank you for supporting the North York Harvest community!