Seasonal Food Drives & Holiday Mitten Campaigns

MittenLHSC has a proud tradition of caring for those in our community both inside and outside the hospital walls. One way the staff, physicians, and volunteers demonstrate that is through their generous contributions to LHSC's seasonal food drives (April and December) and the Holiday Mitten Campaign (December) .

Every holiday season since 2009, LHSC staff have participated in an annual "Mitten Campaign" which collects new or gently used hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to help those less fortunate in our community. Over the years, LHSC's generous staff and physicians have donated more than 9,000 items to help organizations such as The Salvation Army, the Boys & Girls Club of London, Merrymount Family Support & Crisis Centre, Goodwill Industries, and the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness.

Portering staff at London Health Sciences Centre highlight the contributions of food and warm clothing donated by LHSC staff and physicians.Throughout the seasonal food drives, bins are placed throughout LHSC's hospital sites where staff and visitors can place their non-perishable food donations. Many departments also challenge one another in friendly competitions. Since its inaugural Fall Food Drive in 2013, LHSC has donated more than 40,000 of pounds of food to the London Food Bank. The London Food Bank is always in need of donations, and we encourage you to support their efforts year-round. Visit for more information on how you can help.


Jan. 9, 2018 - LHSC's 2017 Holiday Food Drive and Mitten Campaign a success

Dec. 21, 2016 - LHSC's staff and physicians demonstrate generosity through the 2016 Holiday Food Drive

Dec. 1, 2016 - LHSC's 2016 Holiday Boot and Mitten Campaign a success

Dec. 22, 2015 - 2015 Holiday Food Drive and Mitten Campaign demonstrates care for our community beyond hospital walls

Dec. 31, 2014 - Holiday food and mitten drive results

Nov. 26, 2014 - LHSC launches annual mitten and food drive over holidays

Dec. 24, 2013 - LHSC supports community during holiday season

Dec. 21, 2013 - LHSC's Mitten Campaign

April 4, 2013 - Staff and physicians donate more than 1,400lbs of food

Dec. 21, 2012 - Holiday food drive collects 4,000 lbs of food

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