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ACS is a non-profit organization that relies on donations to support year-round programming for seniors, youth and income-challenged individuals here in Ancaster.  We are partially funded by government grants and foundations but rely heavily on donations from local businesses and individuals.

Fundraising initiatives and community events play a big part in helping support our senior nutrition programs including Meals on Wheels, Shopping 4 Seniors and Frozen Meals, plus emergency food assistance programs including our Food Bank and Holiday Assistance Program.

We collaborate with various community groups, organizations and businesses who host local events and fundraisers throughout the year including The Ancaster Mill Race, The Great Pumpkin Stroll, An Ancaster Village Christmas and more. Food drives are also popular events held in support of ACS.

Annual Fundraisers

We hope you can join us in one of the fundraisers we currently run.
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Holiday Assistance Campaign

Our Holiday Assistance campaign is now accepting donations!

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Ancaster Community Food Drive

Next year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2023.

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Give & Grow with Big Yellow Bag

Order your Big Yellow Bag between January & June!

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Community Fundraisers

A Village Christmas

A Village Christmas returns to The Old Town Hall on Thursday, December 1st from 6-8PM. Santa's arrival and tree lighting take place at 7PM. See you there Ancaster!

Theatre Ancaster Presents A Christmas Carol

This is a community benefit show of the famous Dickens story presented as an hour-long radio play in front of a live audience. This performance is suitable for all audiences and proceeds benefit Ancaster Community Services.

The Great Pumpkin Stroll

The Great Pumpkin Stroll took place on Thursday, October 27th from 4pm to 8pm at Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum! It was a great success and we thank everyone who participated!

Mary Brown's Chicken Fundraiser

Thank you so much to Mardan Pirzada and Mary Brown's Chicken Ancaster location for the generous donation of over $2,000 from their event in August!

Start Your Own Fundraiser!

Here are some ideas that you can use to start your own fundraiser for Ancaster Community Services.


Make a donation instead of giving out wedding favours


Collect donations instead of birthday gifts


Ask for donations instead of gifts

BBQ or Event

Host a BBQ or event and ask guests for a food or cash donation

Car Wash

Organize a car wash and donate your proceeds

Food Drive

Organize a food drive at your school or office

Give something up

Go a month without take-out coffee and donate instead

Get Creative

Raise money with your own ideas

Start Today

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