Gift of Giving Back


Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington is proud to partner with The Gift of Giving Back this year. The Gift of Giving Back was founded in 2005, it is now the largest food drive of its kind in Canada that supports, educates and empowers thousands of young hockey athletes, baseball athletes and high school students to compassionately give back to their community.

Originally launched by the Burlington Eagles, the campaign has grown to include more than 85 male and female youth hockey teams from: The Burlington Girls Hockey Club (Barracudas), Burlington Cougars and the Burlington Eagles. In 2017, baseball teams from BOMBA have joined the Gift of Giving Back. Together with their parents and community leaders, this translates to more than 3,500 volunteers who make it all possible.

Last year, Burlington raised over 489,191 lbs. which is the equivalent of $1,222,977 dollars’ worth of food. All donations go towards member agencies: The Salvation Army, Burlington Food Bank, Food for Life, Halton Woman’s Place, The Carpenter Hospice and The Compassion Society. Let’s make 2017 the biggest year yet!

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Burlington and The Gift of Giving Back has modified their top 16 donation list to ensure those who are using food banks are able to access healthy foods. Community are encouraged to use the modified list in all their food drives. Contact us to learn more about top 16 donation list.