The 'Stronger Together' Show Raised So Much Cash & It's The Good News We Need

All of the cash has been donated to Canada's food banks.
Trending Senior Staff Writer
Stronger Together Broadcast Raised Over $6 Million & It's The Good News We Need

If you've been looking for some good news — this is it. On Sunday, Canada's Stronger Together show raised millions of dollars for Food Banks Canada, and donations are still coming. The star-studded event even broke records!

The 90-minute special that aired on April 26 was full of famous Canadians, who came together in support of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As it turns out, that show of support paid off.

During and after the broadcast, more than 140,000 individuals across the country reached out and donated to those in need, according to Bell Media.

So far, over $6 million has been raised for Food Banks Canada, and it's expected to provide immediate support to Canadians who need it.

Even better, as people continue to give back to the organization and donations are still being tallied, that total could go even higher.

"Although we have always known that Canadians are amongst the kindest people on earth and we hoped and planned for our neighbours' generosity, we were brought to our knees with gratitude by the overwhelming caring of our communities across Canada," said Chris Hatch, CEO of Food Banks Canada, in a news release.

The organization supports 3,000 local food banks all over the country, all of whom will receive a boost from this huge cash injection!

Not only did the event raise a lot of money for a brilliant cause, but it also broke a big record. The show became the most-watched non-sports Canadian broadcast in history. Impressive!

It was played on 44 different TV networks and reached around 11.5 million viewers overall.

This means that almost a third of all Canadians watched some part of the event on Sunday!

Almost 100 Canadian artists, activists, actors and athletes joined the special event, to share stories of hope and inspiration during the pandemic. 

Stars included Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé and even Drake.

As part of Stronger Together,Arkells visited a university student in Ontario to give her a graduation celebration. At a safe distance, of course.

The band's frontman and guitarist serenaded the student and dedicated the performance to all graduates who can't go out and celebrate this summer.

People can still donate to Food Banks Canada as part of Stronger Together by texting COVID to 30333 or by going online over the next 30 days.

Great job Canada, you're the best!

More from Narcity

Comments đź’¬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.