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