Hamper Challenge

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The Hamper Challenge has returned after several years of hiatus! Revamped in 2019, the Hamper Challenge consisted of local media personalities living off a two-week hamper and updating daily about their experience.

This year the challenge will run from March 1 to 28, 2020 and we are inviting EVERYONE in the community to participate!

The challenge will mainly be showcased on Facebook to keep it all on one platform and to manage shareability – everyone is welcome to follow along on the journeys of the participants!

Event purpose:

  • To showcase what is received in a typical single hamper (split in two – as in reality we provide for a whole month.)
  • To encourage people to donate healthy food options to the WBFB (our mission is to provide the most nutritional hampers possible) on a daily basis and during Food Drives.
  • To create awareness of dietary restrictions (celiac, diabetes, low sodium, vegetarian, etc.) and how the WBFB tries to accommodate to these (if applicable/any participants have these restrictions).

What participants provide:

  • A commitment to do the challenge over a two-week period in March.
  • Updates on your experience living off the provided hamper (short video, Facebook/Insta stories, photos, etc.)
  • A photo and small write-up as to why you are participating in the challenge, so that we can announce/spotlight all participants leading up to the challenge!

What we provide:

  • A shopping list of what food is provided for the two-week hamper.
  • Social media support around the event, as well as sharing and liking updates.
  • A spotlight on your participation.
  • Information on the Wood Buffalo Food Bank and its programs that you may like to include/share during your challenge.


Participants can only eat what is provided on the list during their two-week period – no supplementing with additional food/drink!

If a participant “cheats” and eats anything else than what is provided in the hamper, they must come clean and announce it, and explain why they did so. (Example: in a previous challenge a participant went to a catered event and ate the food.)

Contact comm@woodbuffalofoodbank.com to register or for more information!

Who can participate:

Any local community member that would like to take part! * Must be okay with making posts about the challenge public on Facebook. *

We can accommodate the list to reflect allergies and food restrictions.


February 21 : All participants confirmed & registration deadline.

February 26 : Grocery lists sent out to all participants who require them.

February 28 : Photo and brief write-up deadline.

March 1 : Challenge kick-off!

March 1 – March 28 : Challenge updates shared, participant spotlights.

March 28 : Challenge ends!

TBD : Group wrap-up/share experiences.

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