Great Holiday Food Drive


97.7 HTZ-FM feels the need — the need to feed! With our Annual Great Holiday Food Drive! We’re spreading the holiday cheer by supporting all Feed Ontario designated food banks in Niagara!

On December 8th, we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations all day at Market Square in St. Catharines, in support of Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold.

Your generosity over the Holiday Season will help many families in our community by giving them the opportunity to have a Christmas dinner, warm beds, and presents to enjoy! Help us create holiday magic and spread joy this season.

Let’s stuff the buses and help families in need!

In recent years, many in our community are facing challenges they never imagined possible. Job insecurity, the inability to provide basic needs for family, and having to make choices between paying rent or feeding children. This year we are spreading holiday joy across all of Niagara. Every donation is important, every dollar matters – With your help we can make sure every child experiences some holiday magic and no one goes hungry.

Join us at the St. Catharines Market Square on Friday, December 8 from 6am until 6pm to hear live updates on the Holiday Express’s travels through the city, grab some coffee/tea/hot cocoa and lunch with us and enjoy the afternoon! Other features at the market will include:

  • Accoustic musicians playing a mix of festive classics and originals – Emma Whale 2 – 4pm and Amanda Lyn Parker 4 – 6pm
  • Holiday mini session with local photographer, Jessica Bishop – offering 1 digital image by donation (minimum $10) 2 – 6pm 
  • Food trucks (plus coffee/hot cocoa and tea!) Breakfast, lunch and dinner options!
  • Holiday gifting market! 2 – 6pm
  • Kids activity zone! 2 – 6pm
  • Special performances by Ballet Etc! 5pm






Market Square

Park on City Hall Side

7 – 8am


318 Ontario Street

8:15am – 8:45am


Fairview Mall – 285 Geneva Street

9am – 9:30am  

Real Canadian Superstore

411 Louth Street

9:45am – 10:15am

Gracefield Public School

117 Bayview Drive

10:30am – 11:15am

Martindale Warehouse

214 Martindale

11:20am – 11:40am


221 Glendale Avenue

11:50am – 12:20pm


343 Glendale Avenue

12:30pm – 1pm

Richmond Street Public School

153 Richmond Street, Thorold

1:15pm – 1:45pm

Foodland Thorold

9 Pine Street North

2pm – 2:30pm


Bunting Road

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Market Square

Park on City Hall Side




For other events happening on and ahead of Dec. 8th, please CLICK HERE or click on your local food bank below:
Proudly supporting:

Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold

Niagara Falls Project Share

Welland – The Hope Centre

Fort Erie – Fort Erie Salvation Army

Grimsby – Grimsby Benevolent Fund

Lincoln – Community Care of West Niagara

Niagara-on-the-Lake – Newark Neighbours

Pelham – Pelham Cares

Port Colborne – Port Cares

West Lincoln – West Lincoln Community Care


The Great Holiday Food Drive — with MOVE 105.797.7 HTZ-FM and NewsTalk 610 CKTB.

Proudly sponsored by Michael St. Jean Realty and George’s Greek Village.



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