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London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive

22nd Annual London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive Ends on a positive note

The London Food Bank now has 49,360 lbs of additional food on its shelves thanks to the generosity of Londoners who participated in the 22nd Annual London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive. This is similar to the amount collected in 2017 (47,030 lbs). This amount also includes about 5,900 pounds from food rescued at a number of grocery stores participating in a Pilot Project with the London Food Bank and Food Banks Canada. Visit our Facebook page for stories and photos from 2018's campaign.

“No child should ever go to school or bed hungry and we need Food Drives like this to make this a reality. I am so pleased to hear that Londoners have supported the Food Bank again as part of the Curb Hunger Food Drive" said Mayor Matt Brown.

This Food Drive is timed to help stock the shelves of the Food Bank as it heads into the summer months which is traditionally a slower period for food donations and to promote the need for fresh produce.

For the second year, the Plant a Row-Grow a Row program was another method for Londoners to get involved. Londoners can continue to register at and then share their fresh produce later in the summer and early fall.

“For the first half of 2018, an average of 3,360 families are using the Food Bank on a monthly basis. This food drive will be very helpful during the summer months ahead,” said Jane Roy, Co-Executive Director of the London Food Bank. “The Food Bank wishes to acknowledge the tremendous generosity of Londoners during this food drive and thanks those involved with the Grow-a-Row program.”

After 22 years, the running total for one of Canada's most unique food drives is closing in on 1.4 million pound mark.

“We encouraged Londoners to give what they can and as often as they can during this food drive and all food drives,” notes Jay Stanford, Director, Environment, Fleet & Solid Waste. “We are also very appreciative of how the grocery stores participate and how many are looking at ways to get more food to the London Food Bank to help those in need.”

The London Food Bank and City of London extend a big thank you to the following corporate and media partners for their thoughtful support and generosity to the London Cares Curb Hunger Food Drive:


Corporate Partners:

Allstate Insurance (Westmount Branch)

Amway Global

Budweiser Gardens

CCNL (Christian Churches Network of London)

Child & Youth Network

City of London

Covent Garden Market

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Express Employment Professionals

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes

Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario

IBM London

Labatt Breweries

Joe Kool’s Restaurant

London Fire Department

London Food Bank

Middlesex-London Food Policy Council

Miller Waste Systems

Plant a Row Grow a Row

Sifton Properties

TRY Recycling Inc.

2CG Consulting

Urban Roots London

When is Garbage Day.Com

Your Neighbourhood Grocery Store


Media Partners:           

102.3 Jack FM 


County 104 FM


Free 98.1 FM

Fresh Radio 103.1

980 CFPL

1290 CJBK

Virgin Radio 97.5 FM



Rogers TV


The London Free Press

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