The most wonderful time of the year is here! And with it comes many opportunities to give support to our hungry neighbours – like #GivingTuesday!
#GivingTuesday is a global movement that takes place after Black Friday and Cyber Monday and highlights the benefits of giving and volunteering. Its goal is simple. To amplify generosity and promote the caring and empowering nature of our communities.
You are making a difference with your #GivingTuesday support in 3 key ways.
- You are providing healthy, nutritious meals to your hungry neighbours. A gift of $1 provides food for 2 meals to your neighbours. That means for just $6 you can feed a family of 4 for a Tuesday. And for just $42 you can feed a family of four for a week!
- You are helping the Food Bank keep up with the rising need in your community. In the last year, there has been a 16% increase in the number of children, families, and seniors who are turning to the Food Bank for help. By giving today, you’re making sure we can keep pace with this growth of demand for the food bank’s services.
- You are increasing access to food for the city’s most vulnerable. When you give to the food bank you are also supporting the development of new, innovative programs (like RecaimFRESH and Food Bank 2 Home) that help source more healthy food and get it to the neighbours in our community who need it the most.
Will you join the movement and make a gift today? Your #GivingTuesday support will provide your neighbours with food and hope just in time for the holidays.
Looking for more to read? Did you know that Maclean’s recently named The Mississauga Food Bank one of the Top 10 charities in Canada? Read more in our recent blog post.