Lend a Hand School Program

Lend a Hand – Youth Inspired

The 2016 Lend-a-Hand Community Food Drive by Schools

All elementary schools across York Region are encouraged to participate in the 2016 Lend-a-Hand Community Food Drive. There are two options for your school to consider:


Thursday, June 23, 2016 is our designated “Lend-a-Hand” Food Drive Day. Your school is encouraged to collect non-perishable food items on this day. Supporting material (electronic messaging, social media messaging) will be available to you electronically for your use. Your entire school community is encouraged to collect food on this day. Our teams will then come to your school on the next day or the following week to collect all of your donations.


During the first few weeks of September, your school may organize a food drive on any day of your choosing. We will then ask you to deliver your collected food to our fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 27, 2016.


All of the food collected on June 23rd or during your September food drive will be built into a giant display of food to be exhibited throughout Markham Fair (September 28-October 2, 2016). This display will proudly show our community that the school children of York Region care, and that they are willing to lend-a-hand to those in need. All participating schools will be recognized with signage at the display.


Following the fair, all of the food will be donated to local food banks.

Send an e-mail to register.

Lend-a-Hand School Programs

Together we are lending a hand to our communities!
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