Celebrate Community Week

A collaborative initiative of several international volunteer service organizations, will occur in countries around the globe the week of September 11 to 17, with a focus on local community service.

The effort encourages neighbouring service clubs to reach out to one another to work together on projects that improve and benefit their communities.

In Thunder Bay and Nipigon, a coalition of clubs comprising Rotary, Rotaract, Lions, Elks, Kiwanis and Kinsmen have come together in partnership with the RFDA, United Way and Empower the North, to undertake a joint project that focusses awareness and support on food insecurity and hunger.


The Giant Food Drive

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023

Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm


The Giant Food Drive will see a number of activities take place all week long, culminating in a massive city-wide food donation collection at grocery stores and supermarkets across Thunder Bay, Nipigon and Red Rock. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to make monetary contributions.

Participating grocery outlets will host volunteers from services clubs, schools, community groups and workplaces to collect non-perishable food items on Saturday, September 16 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.


Most Needed Food Drive Items:


Canned Tuna, Salmon, MeatSoups
Canned FruitStew
Canned VegetablesCanned Juices
Peanut ButterCereal
PastaBaby Food/Formula
Pasta Sauce

Participating Grocery Outlets:


Freshco (Court St.)Safeway (Arthur St.)
No Frills (County Fair)Walmart (Dawson Rd.)
No Frills (Northwood)Westfort Foods
Metro (Arthur St.)Zechner’s (Nipigon)
Metro (Arthur St. Marketplace)Saunders Foodland (Red Rock)
Metro (River St.)

A Collective Community Service Initiative Of:



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