Help us win $20,000!

Help us win $20,000!

By Stephanie Shulhan in Donation on June 12, 2020

Summer in Canada brings many wonderful things like beautiful weather and the chance to enjoy the outdoors more often. However, for many Canadian Food Banks (and other charitable organizations), donations tend to drop off in summertime as compared to the winter months. This year in particular, most food drives and fundraisers may need to be cancelled, scaled down, or re-imagined (many are moving online) in order to reduce the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus.

To help save charities coast-to-coast from the summer-giving drought, CanadaHelps has launched the fifth annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

In June, every $1 donated to the Richmond Food Bank via our CanadaHelps page automatically enters us to win an additional $20,000 donation. The grand prize draw is on Canada Day and one lucky charity will receive the grand prize, which is double the amount of last year’s prize!

The Richmond Food Bank could do a lot with $20,000. Did you know that for every $1 we receive, we can give out about $6 worth of food? Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we provide assistance to about 2,200 people per week (we may see this number increase in the near future due to the additional economic pressures put on Canadians and the Canadian economy due to COVID-19), and we distribute about 20,000 lbs of food / week.

Please help us spread the word, and consider making your online donation through our CanadaHelps page today! Thank you for your support!


  • Every $1 donated IN JUNE is an automatic entry for your charity of choice to win (minimum $3 donation required)
  • Challenge begins June 1, 2020 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) and ends on June 30, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
  • Grand prize draw is on CANADA DAY, July 1, 2020 – $20,000 will be donated to the winning charity
  • Only donations made on or through the website will be entered for the prize draw

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Stephanie Shulhan