Wow does time fly by as it’s almost time for the 13th annual Great Big Crunch event! On Thursday, March 11th at 2:30pm (or anytime during the month of March) we encourage everyone to virtually participate in this crunchy event by taking a synchronized bite into a local crunchy veggie or fruit!

Since 2008, together each year, over 1 million people have participated in this anti-silence event by biting into a local crunchy fruit or veggie. This extraordinary event is brought to us by FoodShare in hopes of highlighting migrant labour on farms across Ontario. The food we see on our plates and in the grocery stores, wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t for the hundreds of migrant workers, so let’s show them our appreciation for keeping us fed throughout these challenging times.

If you are a UHN employee, share with us your Great Big Crunch on social media by using the hashtag #GreatBigCrunchUHN. Otherwise, use the hashtag #GreatBigCrunch! You can view the e-flyer here!

Pledge to taking the crunch with #GreatBigCrunchUHN

What YOU Need to Know about the #GreatBigCrunch

When? Thursday, March 11th , 2021 at 2:30pm EST… or anytime during the month of March!

What? Get together (virtually) with over one million people and bring your favourite crunchy produce (e.g., apples, carrots, radishes, celery, but not potato chips) and take a big, synchronized bite to celebrate your crunch!

Share: Your crunch photos/videos (sound high!) using #GreatBigCrunchUHN and we’ll retweet you! Or email us your crunch at

Register: If you work at UHN, register with us here. If you don’t work at UHN but will be participating in the event, be sure to register with FoodShare here.

Who and Where? Anyone across Canada can participate at home virtually with their team, at work (socially distanced), schools, or outside! Pretty much anywhere you can safely crunch!

If you want to learn more about The Great Big Crunch and the other remarkable work FoodShare does, visit FoodShare Toronto.

Share the event with your co-workers and plan to virtually crunch together March 11th!