Seasonal Food Drives & Holiday Mitten Campaigns


LHSC 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 (March/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, Life Spin, 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.

During 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. 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.


April 19, 2022 - Spring Food Drive 2022: Thank you for sharing

December 13, 2021 - LHSC supports community through successful 2021 Holiday Food Drive

April 1, 2021 - LHSC supports community through 2021 Spring Food Drive

Dec. 2019 - LHSC hosts 10th annual Holiday Food Drive and Mitten Campaign

Mar. 29, 2018 - LHSC supports community through 2018 Spring Food Drive

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