Dame Mas Dance

Dame Mas Dance

Thank you once again for partnering with RFDA. On 7th July Dame Más Dance organized , Afro-Latin Dance Party, for RFDA Thunder Bay Regional Food Distribution Association at Norteños Cantina! It was truly a successful event with loads of music dance, fun and food donations.🤩 Your efforts in organizing fundraisers, donation drives, or any other means of generating support have not only raised much-needed funds but have also increased awareness about our organization and the critical work we do.

Your contribution has made a tangible difference in the lives of countless individuals and communities, and we are immensely grateful for your partnership. It is heartening to witness the power of collaboration between businesses and non-profits, and we genuinely appreciate your dedication to corporate social responsibility. Your actions have set an inspiring example for others, and we hope that your kindness will continue to ripple through society.

Once again, thank you for your remarkable support. Your partnership is an essential pillar in our journey towards positive change, and we look forward to continuing this meaningful relationship in the future.

Congratulations to Shayna Mihalus for winning the 5-Class Dance Pass for classes at the Dame Más Dance studio!!🤩

Stronger Together

Join the challenge

The Stronger Together fundraising campaign challenges all businesses in Thunder Bay to come together and battle food insecurity. This campaign aims to create awareness, fill the shelves and raise funds to address the increasing demand for area food banks and to serve remote and underserved communities.

According to recent statistics, one out six children under 18 suffer from food insecurity in Canada. With current inflation rates and constantly increasing visits to food banks it is predicted that more than seven million people will be struggling with food insecurity.

The RFDA has been hampered by a lack of food, supply chain barriers and a widening technology void. We need your support with a consistent supply of food and cash donations so we can keep up with the increasing demand. Action needs to be taken now, do your part and contribute today.

Business Partners to Date

To do GREAT things, we need a GREAT team. At RFDA, we value our partners & we want to take a moment to extend our heartfelt thanks for the exceptional support received during the last several years. Our partners support and collaboration help us in achieving our mission to feed the hungry and Let No One Go Hungry.

Memorial Home Hardware

In the month of April Memorial Home Hardware successfully raised $10,500 through Operation Stock the Shelves. Shannon and Chris Sauer owners, are very excited to help RFDA again through this campaign by challenging other businesses in the community.

Chris and Shannon say, “The need is ongoing and will continue to be, it hasn’t ended and the shelves are empty again at RFDA. We want other businesses to step up. We are all in this together and if we all do a little piece it will keep hungry people fed in our community.”

Dougall Media

Dougall Media was the media partner for Operation Stock the Shelves. We sincerely appreciate their support which helped lead to the success. Dougall Media challenges the business community to support RFDA.

The Thunder Bay Border Cats

Thunder Bay Border Cats have been a great partner this year for us. The Border Cats raise funds for RFDA through 50/50 raffles and are committed to help us raise food donations on game nights for the months of July and August. The Border Cats are the first to step up to Home Hardware’s challenge.

Rooster’s Bistro

Rooster’s Bistro has accepted the challenge, Jim Comuzzi the owner of the restaurant says, “the increase in food prices have impacted everyone and it is important for all the businesses in our community to contribute to local charities to combat hunger and poverty.”

Push Fitness Centre

Jenn Bisignano owner, Push Fitness is supporting RFDA in the Stronger Together campaign. Jenn encourages fit minded people to join the campaign.

Umbrella Medical Clinic

Aldona Richard, registered nurse at Umbrella Medical Clinic encourages other healthcare facilities in town to join the Stronger Together campaign and help us build stronger community.

ITEC 2000 equipment Inc

Itec 2000 equipment INC is proud to be a part of this campaing and Kyla Jarvinen business, employee and community relations is proud to support RFDA.

Maternity Care Midwives

Maternity Care Midwives are a part of the Stronger Together campaign and Chantal Dube & Margaret Fliestra, registered midwives are ready to support our community by raising food and monetary donations for RFDA.

Starbucks – Thunder centre location

Starbucks Thunder Centre location will be collecting non perishable food & monetary donations in support of RFDA till September 7. Thank you Cale and Noah for showing the true spirit of community champions by creating awareness about the campaign and making strong contributions towards building a stronger community.

Copperfin Credit Union

Happy to share that our proud partner Copperfin Credit Union is on board with the Stronger Together campaign and have donated 150 kgs of food and diapers to the RFDA. Thank you Will and Katrina for your wonderful efforts and making amazing contributions towards building a stronger community.

Crossroad Music Fort William First Nation

Crossroad Music Fort William FIrst nation will be collecting non perishable food & monetary donations in support of RFDA till September 7. Thank you Andrew and Eugene for hopping on board and helping RFDA to battle food insecurity. Thank you once again, Together we are Stronger.

“Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much”

– Helen Keller

We Provide Food for Food Banks

The Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) of Northwestern Ontario is one of the many food banks that collects and distributes food to shelters, homes, and people in dire need. The significant difference: they also provide food for the food banks.

The association started in June 2003 with the primary aim of alleviating hunger across the Northwestern region. Since then, the programs have prospered into more fruitful, meaningful, and diverse initiatives that further target what the RFDA primarily set up.

RFDA aims to create a reliable and equitable emergency food delivery system throughout the region, coordinate food from individuals and businesses, promote the universal right to have access to healthy food, and provide instruction on food preparation and active livelihood for sustainability. Our mission is simple, “Let no one go hungry in our midst.”

Let No One Go Hungry

RFDA aims to alleviate hunger by providing food for the far-flung areas and indigenous communities in the North West.

We go above and beyond to serve healthy meals, plant gardens, preserve food, support local businesses, and promote an active lifestyle.  These are just a few of the many initiatives and benefits that the association is offering.

(Route of distribution to provide food banks in the North West region)

“Changing the faces of hunger by transforming food banks.”

This is our cause, which is to provide food for the food banks. Other initiatives include virtual food drives, a sustainable distribution network, serving the indigenous people in the northwestern region, stamping out hunger programs, and a lot more.

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Sounds of the Season 2022


CBC Sounds of the Season Returns All Month Long Dec 1 – 31, 2022

Join CBC Thunder Bay for a month-long celebration of community and kindness in support of food banks and communities across Northwestern Ontario.

Help make the season kind and be a lifeline to families who experience hunger.

For more information about Sounds of the Season programming, visit CBC Thunder Bay.

Make a Financial Gift

Help make the season more kind for our neighbours who experience hunger with a gift to the RFDA through CBC Sounds of the Season.

ONLINE: Click here to donate online.

BY PHONE: Please call our operators at 1-855-700-SOTS (1-855-700-7687).

The SOTS Donation Hotline will be staffed weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, except for December 1, 2 and 17 when phone lines will be open:

Thursday, December 1 (Here and Now): 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday, December 2: Metro Morning – 5:00 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday, December 17: from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Donate Food

Click here for a list of our most needed items.

You can also drop off non-perishable food donations to our warehouse at 570 S. Syndicate Ave.

Need food? If you need food support, please call 211 or click here.

Thank you for your generous support of CBC Sounds of the Season.




Virtual Food Drive is Here!!!


This fall, our food drive is going virtual. We aren’t able to have our annual Harvest for Hunger Food Drive, but you can still give to help those who need it most in our community.

With your donation, you can feed children, seniors and others who have been most impacted by Covid-19.

The holidays are coming, and you can give an early gift for the hungry in our city. Please,

click here to donate!


or call 622-7440.

Be what someone else is thankful for. With your help, “Let no one go hungry.”



CBC Community Cares


Be a lifeline to the most vulnerable in our city and region who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic.

Join CBC Toronto on June 12 for Community Cares, a day of special programming with music, stories, and coming together in support of food banks across Ontario.

The CBC will celebrate the resilience of a city and the people who are helping to bring us together, support our neighbours and feed our communities. We will also share stories of how we are changing, and who is helping us move forward.

For more information about CBC Community Cares visit cbc.ca/communitycares.

Your gift will help ensure that everyone’s right to food is realized in the weeks – and months – ahead.

Thank you for supporting the RFDA as we work to provide uninterrupted service to our neighbours in need.


Click here  to make an online donation to the RFDA through CBC Community Cares.

To make a donation over the phone, please call 807-622-7440. Due to social distancing measures in effect, the number of staff and volunteers at the office is limited. If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message and a member of our team will get back to you back as quickly as possible.


Click here to learn about the many ways you can support The RFDA. 


Click here for a list of our most needed items.

You can drop off food donations at the RFDA, 570 South Syndicate. Simply place your donation inside the main doors, or call 622-7440 to have a staff member or volunteer help.


If you need food support, call 211 or visit their website.