Young People Making an Impact During a Time of Crisis.

We’re here to prove that young Canadians in university, college, and high school can make a significant impact in our communities during a time of crisis.

This is why we’re raising money for small, community food banks and centres in Ontario who desperately need food supplies to feed people in need. 100% of all funds donated will be directed toward food bank organizations.

Round 1: Hamilton


March 27 – April 3

Round 2: London


May 6 – May 13


Ten Dollar Donation


Fifty Dollar Donation


One Hundred Dollar Donation


Five Hundred Dollar Donation


One Thousand Dollar Donation


Our Impact

Round 1: Hamilton & Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre

Thank you to our first round of donors! We raised $1,500 in one week from March 27 to April 3, providing 997 pounds food for over 3,500 individuals who use the Neighbour to Neighbour Centre in Hamilton each month. We worked with N2N to learn about their emergency services and identify the food items they needed the most, after which we purchased food at discounted prices and personally delivered it to the food bank.

Round 2: London & Life Spin

Thank you to all those who donated for Round 2: London! We were thrilled to have surpassed the funds raised from Round 1, raising a total of $2,041.40 in one week. Your donations will be used to purchase food boxes containing fresh, locally-sourced produce for at-risk populations in London.  We partnered with the HBA Association at Western University for this round of fundraising, who agreed to match every dollar donated up to $1,000. Thanks to you, we were able to fully maximize this opportunity.

The Story

Operation Poverty was founded on the idea that young people can make a difference towards poverty reduction and other global problems. We hope to empower young people through education, so that they themselves can create their own journeys of social impact. This initiative embodies that mandate and serves as a model for other young Canadians to follow, which is especially needed during times like these.

The Need

Food banks depend on community donations to provide food for those in need. Since the breakout of COVID-19, money and food donations have dropped substantially. Impoverished populations don’t have the same ability to stock food and supplies for weeks, and depend on food banks to survive.

2 Weeks

Time until the average food bank’s emergency food stocks run out

40+% DROP

Drop in donations for the average food bank since the start of the crisis

Demand Spike

More people are in need of a food bank, while volunteering declines

We’d love to answer any questions you might have about our fundraiser. Please connect with us to learn more about our local food banks or any of our other projects!

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