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Summer Food Drive – Pilot Project

Summer food drive pilot a great success!  821 pounds collected on July 7th.

Thank you Kirkendall!

Summer drive



Congratulations Kirkendall

16,082 pounds collected in support of Mission Services!

Since 2007, 100+ volunteers and supporters have come out each year to support this great community event. Thanks to the generosity of the City of Hamilton, the HSR and ATU Local 107, volunteers cover the streets of Kirkendall in an HSR bus, picking up food collection bags left on doorsteps along the way. Donations are brought back to McMaster Innovation Park, our host location, to be organized before they’re loaded onto a Mission Services truck. Businesses, organizations and residents of Kirkendall also come together providing support to cover our Drive expenses through sponsorships and donations. Their generosity not only covers our expenses but also allows us to donate our net event dollars to Mission Services each year.



See photos and videos of our 2017 Food Drive here!



Mission Services relies on the ‘Fill a Bus, Feed a Family Food Drive to help prepare their Good Food Centre for the quieter summer months when 1,600 families and households visit. In fact the Fill a Bus, Feed a Family Food Drive is Mission Services largest community driven food drive.

The Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association’s ‘Fill a Bus, Feed a Family’ annual food drive gives us enough food to stock the shelves at our Good Food Centre for almost two months. As a result, well over 1,000 families have access to healthy food to maintain a good diet while they are facing financial or employment challenges. This is an incredible gesture of generosity and community building. We are honoured to call the Kirkendall neighbourhood our friends and allies in the fight for food security in Hamilton.

- Executive Director, Carol Cowan

How can you get involved in 2019?

Sponsor – Donate – Volunteer

Donations are greatly appreciated.
Check back in October for next year’s details.

For more information about volunteering please visit our Volunteer Information Page.

For sponsorship and donation information contact Jennifer Fraser at 289-808-2137 or

For volunteer opportunities contact Michele Perry at

Looking for donation ideas? Choose items from Mission Services wishlist


  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Soup
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)
  • Peanut butter
  • Tuna
  • Rice
  • Cereal
  • Salad dressing
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Pancake mix / syrup
  • Baby formula
  • Hygiene products (deodorant, tampons, shampoo, razers)
  • Dried legumes (chickpeas,  beans)

Mission Services aims to use healthy food to challenge inequality and build community.

Mission Services’ Good Food Centre is open 5 days a week and serves over 800 families each month

  • 6,000 children in Hamilton rely on food banks each year
  • 10,607 hampers were distributed by Mission Services last year
  • Mission Services estimates distributing 106,070 food hampers over the next 10 years



Many thanks to the Food Drive’s ongoing partners


ongoing partners (1)


KNA thanks our generous 2018 Food Drive sponsors and donors

Premier SponsorMarsalesLogo

Supporting Sponsors

supporting sponsors (5)

Contributing sponsors

Copy of contributing sponsors (10)

Friends of the Food Drive

Carol Sekleski

Paul and Maria Doesburg

Enchanted Chimneys

ProCare Athletic Therapy

Chris Dunn

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