About the Event

Impacting lives one meal at a time.

Our Food Packing Event is April 1st, 2023!!

We are pleased to announce we’ll be hosting it at the YMCA, 123 Aylmer St. PTBO


We have the opportunity and challenge to package 50,000 highly nutritious meals for people struggling with hunger around the world and right here in our neighbourhood. This will be our 7th annual event toward our goal of packaging one million meals for people in need.

The goal of this event is to engage the people of Peterborough to make a difference in the lives of others. In order to do this, we will provide and volunteer to package One Million Meals using Kids Against Hunger Canada’s model of food packaging. We would like individuals from various social, religious, sport, scholastic, business and municipal groups to form teams who will engage in friendly competition to assemble as many meals as they can in a two hour period.

This will be a fun, enthusiastic and meaningful opportunity for the citizens of Peterborough to positively impact the lives of others! Won’t you join us for this excellent opportunity to make a major difference in the lives of others?

In order to manage paying for the food we will need everyone’s assistance required in raising the funds. To cover the cost of packing 50,000 we are  suggesting a $65 donation, or your best gift towards the cost of the food. Join in the fun and REGISTER TODAY. 

For 2023, meals will be sent to local food banks, the Canadian far north, Haiti and other countries overseas.

Event Photos

Everyone is urged and encouraged to take pictures and upload the pictures from the event to the One Million Meals Peterborough Facebook page, & Instagram & Twitter account using the hashtag #OMMP2023.

One Million Meals Peterborough Facebook page
Josh, co-youth ambassador
Karli, co-youth ambassador


Balsillie Family YMCA
123 Aylmer St.
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3H8


April 1st – Packing Shift Times:

  • Shift 1 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am (arrival 9am)
  • Shift 2 – 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (arrival 12pm)