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PRESS RELEASE: Orangeville Food Bank Hosts 7th Annual Coldest Night of the Year

Orangeville Food Bank Hosts 7th Annual “Coldest Night of the Year”

Immediate Release

Orangeville, ON  January 19th, 2024 - The Orangeville Food Bank (OFB) is gearing up to host the 7th Annual “Coldest Night of the Year” event. This year the goal is to raise $180,000 which would help cover the 40% increase in the demands for food bank services in the past year. 

The event will take place Saturday, February 24th with a 2km and a 5km walking route.

The “Coldest Night of the Year” is a national event that benefits local charities. Tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of their homes to gather together in support of those in need. It is a family-friendly walk that raises money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness.  

Each step we take brings someone closer to safety, health and home. Together, we raise funds for the Orangeville Food Bank whose commitment and work transforms lives.

To register for the event visit Registration is now open. Participants can sign up to start a team, join a team to walk in the event or as a volunteer. Walkers over the age of 10 can either pay a registration fee of $25.00 or fundraise to earn this year’s toque. Children under the age of 10 are free. Walking routes and registration information can be found on the website. Hot chocolate and a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers after the walk. If you would like to become a corporate sponsor, please contact the Orangeville Food Bank.

Date: Saturday, February 24th 2024

Time: 4 pm - Registration opens

  • 5 pm - Walk begins (all distances)

  • 6 pm - Registration closes

  • 6 pm - Meal service begins

  • 7 pm - Route closes, meal service ends

Starting Location: Orangeville Food Bank

3 Commerce Road, Orangeville

The Orangeville Food Bank is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency food and supplies to over 1400 people a month in the Orangeville area. It is supported by approximately 180 volunteers and relies on food and monetary donations from our community. The Orangeville Food Bank believes in dignity and uses a points-based shopping system where patrons choose their own food. It is a member of Feed Ontario, one of the organizations in the Food Banks Canada Network.

For media inquiries contact:

Sarah Clarke

For Food Bank questions contact:

Heather Hayes, Executive Director

Food Bank CNOY Press Release 2024 Final
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