Hungry Hearts Gala Fundraiser 2021

Hungry Hearts Gala Fundraiser 2021

We are pleased to announce the 8th annual Hungry Hearts gala fundraiser, presented by PwC has raised $175,000 with all money going directly to our vital programs and services.  Thank you to everyone who supported us through our auctions, donations, sponsorships and promotion.

This high profile food competition has now raised an incredible $1,075000 for Our Place over the past eight years and is considered Victoria’s favourite culinary fundraiser. We hope you will consider being a part of the 9th anniversary event.

Land and Sea Restaurant CompetitionAugust 10-September 7

Congratulations to our two winning restaurants: The Fireside Grill and Saveur Restaurant!

Thank you to our participating restaurants and to Chefs Takashi Ito, Peter Zambri and the Times Colonist for their support

Participating restaurants:
Aura Restaurant
Canoe Brewpub
Crooked Goose Bistro
Fireside Grill
Heron Rock Bistro
House of Boateng
Il Covo Trattoria
Nautical Nellies
The Beachhouse Restaurant
The Pacific Restaurant
The Snug at Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Saveur Restaurant
Spinnakers Brewpub
Virtuous Pie

Best of the Region Auctions: September 5-21

Bid on amazing items from businesses all across Greater Victoria and beyond.

The Hungry Hearts Broadcast on CHEK Television and livestream
– September 18 at 6pm:

The one-hour livestream will be hosted by CHEK News Anchor Joe Perkins and will include:
• A cooking demonstration from Executive Chefs Peter Zambri and Takashi Ito
• A special band performance
• Stories of strength and determination from people who have faced poverty and addiction
• The awarding of this year’s Hungry Hearts champion based on the Land and Sea competition as well as some behind the scenes fun from our culinary judges.

And much more…

For more information, contact Steven Seltzer at 250-940-5064 or

Auctions items being accepted and sponsorship opportunities are still available

We truly could not do this without the support of our community. We are asking you for your support and help to make this event the best yet. Please consider supporting Hungry Hearts and Our Place by donating to our Live or Silent Auctions. We also offer a great event sponsorship package if you would prefer to support the event with a monetary contribution.

During the pandemic we have been able to raise the profile of our Hungry Hearts event by expanding our culinary competition to include 16 local restaurants, holding a live-streamed fundraising event, open to all and expanding promotion of our auction partners and your donations. Your support will be recognized on our event webpage with a link back to your business. We will also thank and acknowledge you in a Times Colonist display ad and on social media.

On top of the great marketing benefits, you can experience the satisfaction of having helped provide thousands of people with a feeling of hope and belonging. You would be funding warm, nutritious meals, counselling, hot showers, free clothing, programing and outreach services to Victoria’s most vulnerable: the working poor, the impoverished elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, the addicted, and the homeless.

All funds raised at Hungry Hearts will directly support Our Place and will allow us to meet the critical needs of our most marginalized members of society. Please consider helping us transform the lives of others by making a donation to the event.

We ask that donations be received no later than July however, if you can get them to us sooner it would be incredibly helpful. We are able to arrange for pickup of your donation with the support of Maximum Express. A donation form is attached to collect all the pertinent information about your business and auction item(s). Please make sure to list your website so we can help promote you! The more you can describe your product(s) or service(s), the better! If you need any additional information please contact Aline Mortimer at: (Office) 250-744-5472, or by email


Thank you to our sponsors!

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