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Press Release

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

10th Annual Compass Run for Food donates $77,000 to local food banks and school breakfast programs in Dufferin County

ORANGEVILLE ON, July 11, 2023

The Compass Run for Food held their 10th annual race on June 10 at the Compass Community Church in Orangeville. The family-friendly 5K run/walk and 10.5K run took 676 participants through the scenic trails of Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville.

Thanks to numerous corporate business sponsors, each participant, gracious donors and supporters – as well as an excellent team of volunteers – the race will be donating a record breaking $77,000 to three food banks and five elementary school breakfast programs in Dufferin County.

Over the past decade 5,600 people have participated and the Compass Run for Food has donated a smashing $467,000 to local food initiatives that help feed kids, families and seniors in the community.

“We are very passionate about what we do, and our race executive realizes there are a lot of hungry people in our community, which is why we set high goals year after year. We donate to get food to where it’s needed most – whether in the school breakfast programs or local food banks. We decided to set our highest goal yet because the increase in demand is greater than ever.” – Steve Coburn, Race Executive.

“Compass Run for Food has been an incredible force in supporting food security within our community. They have consistently strived to support food banks and breakfast programs throughout Dufferin County ensuring that community members big and small have access to healthy nutritious food. The Orangeville Food Bank is extremely grateful to be a beneficiary of funds from the run allowing us to focus on supporting those in need- truly Neighbours helping Neighbours!” – Heather Hayes, Executive Director, Orangeville Food Bank

All proceeds raised, and 100% of the registration fees, are donated to Dufferin County’s local food banks and school breakfast programs to help feed everyone in our community. For more information on the race visit

Compass Run for Food

Feeding our communities one step at a time.”


The Compass Run for Food is a family-friendly run and walk to raise money for local food security in Dufferin County offering a 5K run/walk and 10.5K run. The course is on groomed trails that loop through scenic Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville. Kids aged nine and under can run in the 0.5K Kids Challenge for Free. The run is sponsored by local businesses and organizations. One hundred per cent of race fees are donated directly to local community programs that help feed families in Dufferin County.

Help make a difference one step at a time!

To find out more, to sponsor, donate or register, visit or @compassrunforfood on Facebook.

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