The Big Giveback 2022

Update on The Big Giveback:  We received a ton of breakfast, lunch and snack items to fill the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry Food Bank shelves, more than $100 in donations and thanks to an amazing anonymous donor, $750 in grocery store gift cards.  Thanks so much to everyone for helping make the Back to School period easier for struggling Island families!

Mark your calendars! The Big Giveback is coming up on Friday, August 12th to Sunday, August 14th at the Dream Cottage.

Although the Back to School period is exciting for many, it is also stressful for some PEI families.  With the increase in prices across PEI this spring and summer, making ends meet will be even more difficult. The Big Giveback was so successful last year we wanted to do it again, but this year, we wanted to focus on ensuring that Island youth have access to the types of food that fuel academic success.

Food security is an issue on our island – it affects 1 in 5 children on PEI.  The school breakfast and lunch programs provide families with support but there are still gaps. We are partnering with the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry Food Bank to fill their shelves with breakfast, lunch and snack items like cereal, granola bars and juice boxes; please see the full list of needs below.

Our vision is that all young people realize their full potential.  Access to healthy food and adequate nutrition is an important to academic performance. Let’s cram the cottage with as much Back to School food supplies as possible to ensure that every child starts the year with what they need to succeed!


Granola Bars


Fruit Cups

Pudding Cups

Cheese and Crackers

Individually Wrapped Cookies & Crackers


Drinking Boxes

As a thank you for your Big Giveback donation….

We’ll be celebrating the generosity of Islanders with some great prizes & treats. Drop by the Dream Cottage with a donation and you’ll receive a bottle of COWS Raspberry Cordial or a package of Anne of Green Gables Chocolates Cow Chips (while supplies last) and you’ll have a chance to win some great prizes including:

1 of 4 Go Back to School In-Style Prizes  – $50 Family Vision Centre & a $25 Caren About Your Hair Gift Card

1 of 2 Day at the Beach Prizes – BBBSPEI Beach Bag & Blanket

Fun BBBS Swag Prizes 

To add to the fun, CFCY & Max 93 will be broadcasting from the Cottage on Friday (August 12th) from 9 am until 1 pm.  It will also be a great chance to take a tour of the Dream Cottage, find out more about volunteering and get your Dream Cottage tickets in time for the Final Early Bird Draw.

For more info about The Big Giveback: Call 902-569-KIDS or email

To find out more about The Upper Room Hospitality Food Bank, check our their webpage