Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada

October 15, 2012 15:23 ET

Regina Food Bank Wins the Crown of the Great Canadian Food Fight!

Cross-country food drive challenge brings in 500,500 lbs. of food in just 48 hours

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2012) - In an attempt to see which organization could raise the most food donations, The Mustard Seed Food Bank, The Regina Food Bank, The Food Bank of Waterloo Region and FEED NOVA SCOTIA competed for bragging rights in this year's Great Canadian Food Fight which was held from October 11 - 13, 2012. This year's food fight raised a grand total of 500,500lbs worth of food for the four participating food banks.

The 2012 winner and returning champion of the Great Canadian Food Fight is:

  • The Regina Food Bank, which raised 167,784 lbs.
Honourable mentions go to:
  • The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, which raised 135,014 lbs.
  • The Mustard Seed Food Bank in Victoria, which raised 99,067 lbs.
  • FEED NOVA SCOTIA, which raised 98,635 lbs.

"Even though Regina once again has bragging rights for the Great Canadian Food Fight, we are extremely proud to be part of the combined total of 500,500 lbs. of food collected by the four participating cities," says Steve Compton, Executive Director of the Regina Food Bank. "The food raised will help to ensure no one goes hungry in our respective communities."

"We are extremely proud of everyone's efforts and the wonderful results of this year's Great Canadian Food Fight. We are also very grateful for the support of our respective communities," says Dianne Swinemar, Executive Director of FEED NOVA SCOTIA. "In each of our regions, we will be able to better serve the thousands of individuals and families who come to us for help."

The Great Canadian Food Fight is a food drive challenge between community food banks to see which one can raise the greatest amount of food over a three day period. With the holiday season now upon us, the competition brings awareness to the ongoing needs of community food banks throughout the holidays and year round.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries please contact:
    Karen Theriault
    Director of Communications
    (902) 457-1900 Ext. 226

    Regina Food Bank
    Todd Sandin
    Director of Operations
    (306) 791-6533 Ex.228

    The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
    Ruth Friendship-Keller
    Manager of Community Partnerships
    (519) 743-5576 Ext. 225
    (519) 743-8965 (FAX)
    50 Alpine Court, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 2M7