About the event

The Big Social is a cross-Canada food party that happens right in your own home or workplace. The event raises money to give low-income Canadians better access to healthy food and programs that change lives. 

The Big Social happens between November 1 and 10, 2019.  Joining in is easy! Register to host an event, set your date and fundraising goal, invite your guests to attend and make a donation instead of bringing a gift or a bottle of wine, and then get ready to entertain some good!

Whether it’s a potluck, a dinner party, an office lunch club, or a family dinner with a higher cause, every meal means more during The Big Social.

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Make a difference in low-income communities

By eating and raising money together this November, Canadians are giving low-income communities better access to healthy food and programs that change lives.

Food insecurity happens when someone can’t afford or access the food they need. Four million people in Canada are food insecure. It means they have to choose between paying rent and buying food, or have to skip meals so their kids can eat. Food insecurity affects their physical health, their mental health, and their sense of belonging. Together, we can help change the story.

Learn more about the impact you can have on our Impact page.

About Community Food Centres Canada

Community Food Centres Canada is a national nonprofit that improves the health and well-being of low-income Canadians through the power of food. We’re active in close to 175 communities across Canada.

We build community centres and programs that change lives through food;

We support local organizations to make change in their communities and contribute to a growing national food movement;

We advocate for policies that reduce poverty, food insecurity, and poor health.



Organizations supported by The Big Social
The Mount Paul Community Food Centre (Kamloops, B.C.)
The Alex Community Food Centre (Calgary, AB)
NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre (Winnipeg, MB)
Qajukturvik Community Food Centre (Iqaluit, NU)
The Local Community Food Centre (Stratford, ON)
Hamilton Community Food Centre (Hamilton, ON)
The Regent Park Community Food Centre (Toronto, ON)
Community Food Centres Canada (Toronto, ON)
The Table Community Food Centre (Perth ON)
The Depot Community Food Centre / Centre communautaire d’alimentation Le Dépôt (Montreal, QC)
Natoaganeg Community Food Centre (Eel Ground First Nation, N.B.)
Dartmouth North Community Food Centre (Dartmouth, N.S.)