About The Big Social

The Big Social is a fundraiser where Canadians cook, create, and connect during the month of October to help fight poverty and food insecurity.

Launched in November 2019, The Big Social has brought thousands of Canadians together to share food and change lives.

The Big Social supports Community Food Centres Canada and our work with 300+ partners in communities across the country. We bring people together around food—in kitchens, dining rooms, and gardens — while fighting for a more equitable society.


Three ways to take part in The Big Social


Make something delicious and drop it off to friends or family for a donation.


Share a favourite recipe. Make or bake it together with your pod.


Host a dinner party and ask your guests to donate.

Share a photo of your Big Social with the hashtag #BigSocial.

Key dates

  • Aug. 19Early Bird registration deadline
  • Sept. 28The Big Social Launch
  • Oct. 1The Big Social starts
  • Oct. 31The Big Social wraps
  • Nov. 15Last day for fundraising