Stamp Out Hunger 2024

Stamp Out Hunger is back again this year, thanks to our wonderful partners who are dedicated to this important cause of collecting food items for donation to the RFDA. The event will take place on Saturday, May 11th. If you miss the collection on that day, you can still participate by placing your donations outside your door on Monday, May 13th, by 9 am.  

The most desired donation items include canned meat, vegetables, soup, pasta, peanut butter, baby food, cereal, and more. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated as they allow us to purchase fresh food and other essentials.  

We sincerely appreciate all the efforts put into this initiative to support the less fortunate in our community. The collected food donations will greatly assist the RFDA in its ongoing efforts to fight hunger and provide resources to plan our food bank inventory year-round.  Thank you once again for investing in your community and supporting local charities. It would be challenging to operate without the generous support we receive from our partners, sponsors, and donors

THE RFDA STORY (How We Make An Impact)


Produced by ROGERS tv

𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐅𝐃𝐀 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 – 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐍𝐨 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐆𝐨 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐲”. Special thanks to the incredible team behind the scenes! Gratitude to Daniela Carlino, Producer at ROGERS TV Thunder Bay, Sarah Love, Station Manager at ROGERS TV Thunder Bay, and Patrick Dolcetti, Business Development at the RFDA, for collaborating and producing a wonderful documentary. 🙏🫶💚



At the 78th Annual General Meeting, Bay Credit Union Presented the RFDA with a cheque of $5000 to help with food insecurity in our region. Your timely support is a true blessing, making the season brighter for our community. Grateful for your kindness and commitment to spreading holiday cheer.

BCU is also challenging our community to step up and contribute to the RFDA and BCU will make matching donations up to an additional $5000.

**Donations are now accepted at both Algoma and Cumberland BCU branches**


CBC Sounds of the Season

Help make the season more kind

Join us as we partner with CBC Thunder Bay for a month-long celebration of community and kindness in support of families in Thunder Bay.

Every year CBC hosts the Sounds of the Season fundraising and food-raising campaign in December. Since 2002, CBC Sounds of the Season has raised over $10 million in support of food banks across Ontario.  


As the demand for food banks reaches an all-time high in our community, you can support the RFDA through the CBC Sounds of the Season 2023 Campaign. You can help make this a memorable holiday season for people facing hunger. 


Your support today will ensure that families experiencing hunger can access nutritious food this holiday season. 

Make a financial gift

Online: Click the donation form link below to support your local food bank.  

By phone: 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. 

Special programming

Tune in to your favorite shows on December 8 for special Sounds of the Season programming. For more information about CBC Sounds of the Season visit: 

Other ways to support

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 on the link below to download the ‘12 Days of Giving’ worksheet.

SOTS 2023-12 Days of Giving

You can also drop off non-perishable food donations at our warehouse at 570 Syndicate Ave. South from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.  

Thank You for supporting RFDA this holiday season!




The food drive will be happening at grocery stores all around the city. We’re making it easy for everyone to contribute. While you’re doing your regular shopping, consider picking up a few extra items to donate. Every little bit helps!


We gratefully accept food and monetary donations. The top most needed food items include canned veggies, canned meat, canned fruits, pork & beans, cereal, soup, baby food, baby formula, and 100% fruit juice. These non-perishable items can go a long way in providing nutritious meals for families in need.


Donating is easy! Simply purchase the items you wish to donate and drop them off at the designated donation areas in participating grocery stores. For those who want to contribute but are unable to make it to the store, you can also make a monetary donation online.


Stay updated on our progress by following us on social media at @rfdathunderbay. We will be posting updates throughout the food drive, sharing stories, and highlighting the incredible impact your donations are making.

For more information contact us at 807-622-7440. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and provide more information about how you can get involved. Together, let’s make a difference. Join us in the fight against hunger. Your generosity can change lives. Thank you for your support.


Metro Thunder Bay Mall

Metro Arthur

Safeway Arthur

Westfort Foods

No Frills – Edward Street


Wholesale Club

Metro River road

Walmart Dawson

Walmart Memorial

Safeway Dawson

No Frills Dawson






The idea behind “Fast To Feed” is simple yet profound. We ask you to fast for 24 hours and consider donating the amount you would typically spend on food for that day. This initiative aims to help you understand the plight of those who go hungry and to raise funds to aid families struggling with food insecurity.

WHY $44.62?

The idea behind “Fast To Feed” is simple yet profound. We ask you to fast for 24 hours and consider donating the amount you would typically spend on food for that day. This initiative aims to help you understand the plight of those who go hungry and to raise funds to aid families struggling with food insecurity.


Participation is simple. On September 27, you fast for the day. During this time, consider the struggle of those who regularly go without food. Then, donate the amount you would have spent on your meals. To make it more engaging and spread the word, click a picture or a short video of you or an empty plate and share it on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us @RFDA and use the hashtag #FASTTOFEED.


Your participation doesn’t end with fasting and donating. We encourage you to take a picture or a short video of yourself or an empty plate, symbolizing the meals you skipped for the day. Share this on Instagram with the hashtag #FASTTOFEED and tag @RFDA. This act will help raise awareness and encourage more people to join in this noble cause.


For further information or if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us. You can reach out via email at or call us at 807-622-7440. Your participation can make a significant difference in someone’s life. Join us in this fight against hunger. One day of fasting, one day of sharing, and one day of making a difference. Remember, every little bit helps and together we can work towards a world without hunger.

Letter of Hope

Letter of Hope

Community BBQ 2023

Community BBQ 2023

Throwback to the commUNITY BBQ – 19th July sponsored by IG Wealth Management. Thanks to the people of Thunder Bay and our partners United Way of Thunder Bay Dew Drop Inn Thunder Bay Shelter House Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre Rock 94 BeaverTails Mobile NorthWest Ontario for participating in the event and making it a huge success. We had a blast this year and we can’t wait for the next commUNITY BBQ. 🫶🫶💚

We had a blast and proud of our wonderful teams and volunteers for making it happen! We’re so grateful to have been a part of this amazing event, a day to remember. Big thank you to everyone for joining in today to the commUNITY BBQ at RFDA. We made it happen.



Newmont Partnership

Thank you Newmont Musselwhite Gold Mine for your long term commitment to the RFDA. Musselwhite Mine, through its Community Investment Committee, has generously pledged 

$225,000 over the next five years to our future growth plan and expansion of current facilities. We value your partnership and leadership. We look forward to working together towards the betterment of our community.