Where The Money Goes

The Rotary Club of Whitby’s annual Food Truck Frenzy is more than just a fun festival for families and foodies. It provides much-needed support to many local and global organizations.

Since our first Food Truck Frenzy in 2014, we have raised more than $1,000,000 from the event and through the support of our sponsors, including our platinum sponsor Nurse Chev-Olds and Tribute Homes as well as the food trucks, local vendors and attendees.

Combined with our successful golf tournaments over the past 25+ years, we have been able to make significant contribution to our community.


Some of our largest donations include (past 10 years)

Abilities Centre
$120,000

Whitby Library
$150,000

Grandview Children’s Foundation
$100,000

Durham Region Hospice Whitby
$50,000

Durham College
$25,000

School Bursaries
Nearly $50,000 over 10 years

Howard Hospital and Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe
+$100,000

Little Footprints Big Steps in Haiti
$75,000


Some of our smaller but no less impactful donations include (2022):

Local

Salvation Army – $5,000
2 VandenBos Whitby Air Cadets – $2,000
St. Mark’s United Church Christmas food hampers – $2,000
First Light Foundation of Hope – $2,000
Station Gallery – $2,000
YWCA Durham – $1,500
Rose of Durham – $1,000
Community Care Durham – $1,000
Do Unto Others – $1,000
Durham CAS – $1,000
Feed the Need Durham – $500
Humane Society of Durham Region – $500

International

Little Footprints Big Steps – $10,000
Bidii Children’s Charity (Kenya) – $7,000
Children of Hope (India) – $4,600
Karandra Mission Hospital – $3,000
Amarok Society (India) – $1,384
Adopt a Village (Laos) – $1,000


Food Truck Frenzy 2024 promises to be our best year yet. Expect at least 30 food trucks with a range of tastes from grilled cheese to BBQ, seafood, kabobs, ice cream and more, including flavours from around the world!

We’ll also have a Kids Zone with face painting and bouncy castles to keep the kids happy, a vendors market focused on local makers and companies, as well as a beer tent featuring beer and coolers from Brock Street Brewery plus a selection of wines.

Admission is $5.00 per person, children 14 and under are free, with all proceeds going back into the community organizations we support.