FAQs

What is the entry fee for each person?

To help meet our fundraising goals, each person is asked to contribute a minimum of $50 towards the event. This amount is less than what the real cost is per person covering their 2 hour shift. Therefore we still have a need for other personal donations and fundraising assistance to help make up for the differences. If you are on a team and they’ve paid a “team” entry fee, a personal donation is not required, unless you choose to do so.

How do I register our Team?

The entire event is organized around teams. The idea is to collaborate with others to form a team and enter as a team. The team must have a responsible adult assigned to organize their team – a Team Captain. The designated Team Captain will register the team on-line by going to the OMMP website, OneMillionMealsPeterborough.com. In the top menu, click on ‘Register’. Enter your info then click ‘Submit’. Only teams registered before midnight March 28 will be processed to participate. Make certain to complete all of the necessary required information. Teams will consist of 14 to 20 people, with 20 being the target number per team. The team Captain should be aware of what is expected – on this OMMP website, Captains are to read the info from “Captain’s Corner” (click on the Captain’s Corner tab on the top menu).

How do I register as an individual or family?

If you are unable to enter as a team, simply register at the same site. Go to OneMillionMealsPeterborough.com. In the top menu, click on ‘Register’. Enter your info then click ‘Submit’. Our staff will schedule you (and anyone else you registered) onto an appropriate team. If you want to be a Team Captain, indicate this when registering on the website, or contact Fred Mandryk at fredmandryk@gmail.com, (905) 436-5959. Otherwise, we will appoint a team captain and you will be notified accordingly.

How are Team Donations to be done?

It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to collect the funding from each team member, bank it, and send in a cheque along with the members names & contact info for tax receipting purposes (a Pledge Form works and you can use this link). The cheque and Pledge Form is to go to the charity, Kids Against Hunger Canada, P.O. Box 212 Peterborough ON K9J 6Y8. The cheque should be payable to ‘Kids Against Hunger Canada’, and a memo should be on the cheque indicating your ‘Team name’ & for the ‘OMMP 2017’ event.

To help us in our planning, we kindly ask the team captains to email us ahead of time, at info@kahcanada.org, to inform of us how much you have raised and are sending in. This will certainly help us in planning & organizing for a successful event.

How can I make a Personal donation?

The preferred method for PERSONAL DONATIONS is for you to go to the OMMP website – OneMillionMealsPeterborough.com. From the top menu, click on ‘DONATE’. Then scroll down to section ‘Donate To This Charity Now’. Please indicate in the message box that this donation is for the One Million Meals Peterborough event (OMMP 2017). Then click on ‘Continue with my donation’, and complete further information. Canada Helps will provide you (as an individual) with an appropriate tax receipt.

Another acceptable method is to give by cheque. Your cheque should be made payable to ‘Kids Against Hunger Canada’ and you should note on the cheque that this is for the OMMP 2017 event. Also, what should accompany the cheque is a sheet or Pledge Form that will list your contact information – which is required for us to send you a tax receipt. Cheques are made payable to Kids Against Hunger Canada. Both the cheque and Pledge Form is to go to the charity, Kids Against Hunger Canada, P.O. Box 212 Peterborough ON K9J 6Y8. To help us in our planning, we would appreciate it if you could email us ahead of time, at info@kahcanada.org, to inform of us how much you are donating and sending in. This will certainly help us in planning & organizing for a successful event.

You may also bring in a cheque or cash to the event itself. There will be a table-setup area for receiving donations.

What time should we arrive?

Please arrive 30 minutes before your shift time. This 30 minutes is preparatory time to: be briefed, to view an introductory video, to get your team together, and to get your aprons, hairnets and gloves. This means you should arrive at either 8:30am, 10:30am or 12:30pm – 30 minutes prior to shift times. The actual Shift times for packing food are 9am – 11am, 11am – 1pm, and 1pm – 3pm. Please visit the “Captain’s Corner” (from the website’s top menu tab) to preview the food-packing video and get other useful information, maps, and forms.

Where is the event, and what about parking?

The Wellness Centre is located at 775 Brealey Drive in Peterborough (south of Lansdowne St). Please consider car-pooling with the members of your team – this will help alleviate parking issues as everyone prefers to park close to the building itself versus alternative parking at the Sir Sanfred Fleming parking lot area. Once parked, go to the main southeast entrance of the Wellness Centre. You can view a map of the Wellness Centre layout in “Captain’s Corner”.

At the event, How will our team know where to go?

When you arrive at the main southeast entrance of the Wellness Centre, look for the three rooms (known as rooms A, B, C), which will be on your left, the south side of the building. Please make your way to Room C (closest room to the gymnasiums). In room C, there is an area for coats, and there will be volunteers there to instruct you. One of the first things you want to do is to find your Team Captain. You can view a map of the Wellness Centre layout in “Captain’s Corner”.

You will sanitize your hands and get your aprons, gloves and hairnets in this room. Your team will be assigned a Table Line number (i.e. production line), numbered 1 to 15 for this event. Your Team Captain will inform you accordingly where your table line is. There also will be several CHARTS posted in the Wellness Centre that will have shifts and teams posted for you to view. The Table Lines will be marked and easy identifiable.

From the Rooms, we will instruct your team to enter into the first gymnasium entrance to get your team photo taken. Following the photo, you will be directed to your Table Line accordingly.

What are we to bring to the event?

With the large amount of people coming to this event we ask that you do not bring much into the building. Do not bring things like coffee & doughnuts. No personal food & drink items are allowed into the Food-Packing area (gymnasium). Do not bring valuables.

Since Canada is celebrating its 150th year, we encourage teams to wear white on red clothing. Please come in comfortable shoes for the food packing. Come with your smile and have fun.

What is the final shift expected to do? Important

Obviously we want you to enjoy the experience of packing on the food lines, but depending on how fast people actually pack throughout the day, the final shift may be finished early. This is where we still need your assistance.

There is the big task of washing the equipment afterwards in Rooms A, B, & C. There are tables to be cleaned and disassembled – some will be stored at the facility and some will have to be loaded onto trucks. Signs have to be taken down. Electrical Cords have to be taken up and put away in their proper bins. Floors have to be cleaned. Pallets have to be taken out of the building. Trucks and trailers are to be loaded with boxed food and equipment. There may also be a need for some people to unload at the Kingswood Centre where we warehouse supplies. We will coordinate all these activities as best as possible, but please be flexible as unforeseen things may play a part. Wayne McConnachie will be the lead coordinator and there will be other staff there to help assign job duties. Strong men are needed to help with the loading of food & supplies onto trucks and trailers.