Toronto Miracle depends on the collective action of individuals coming together in support of their community. In addition to individual households donating food items, we encourage school groups, condo buildings, local businesses and community organizations to participate by running a group food drive. They are a wonderful way to engage your local community while participating in a city-wide effort.

Resources to support your food drives are available here.


Toronto Miracle is a great event for schools to participate in. Place a donation box in every classroom or challenge the whole school to fill the gym – there are lots of possibilities.

  1. Register your school here. Someone from our school team will be in touch to help with email and poster templates you can use to get the word out
  2. Collect donations leading up to the event day, Saturday, December 4. 
  3. Please remember to send the total number of pieces collected to so we can include your efforts in our final total.
  4. If the school can be accessed on December 4, we can arrange for volunteers to pick up the donations. Otherwise, all donations can be dropped off at a local non-profit or one of our distribution partner locations Monday through Friday. If a school-based volunteer is unable to do this, our Toronto Miracle school team can support the school in making alternative arrangements.

Below are the locations and business hours for each of our partners

Daily Bread Food Bank

Address: 191 New Toronto St., Etobicoke

Phone: not needed. Bins outside

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Instructions: Donors can drop items off in bins located outside at each entrance for a contactless experience.

Second Harvest

Address: 1450 Lodestar Road, North York

Phone: 416-408-2594

Hours: Monday – Friday between 9am and 3pm

Instructions: Call in advance of drop off. 

North York Harvest 

Address: 116 Industry St., York

Phone: 416-635-7771

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm

Instructions: Call in advance of drop off.


If you’re a resident in a Toronto apartment or condo building, or a local business/community organization looking to give back, group food drives are a great way to participate in Toronto Miracle. 

  1. Register your food drive here. Be sure to indicate that you are running your food drive on behalf of a group and specify in the notes section any pertinent pick-up details. Your neighbourhood volunteer lead will be in touch with you to coordinate your food pick up.
  2. Promote your food drive through social media, direct email or by putting posters up in high traffic areas.
  3. Collect donations leading up to the event day, Saturday, December 4