The Mississauga Food Bank has seen a 60% increase in food bank users during COVID-19.
This spring, we are hosting our annual Spring Food Drive sponsored by Scotts Canada, to raise $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food to feed hungry neighbours across Mississauga.
Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve seen a surge in demand to feed over 30,000 people across our network of over 50 agencies. Thanks to the support and generosity from the community, food for almost 4,000,000 meals have already been distributed – but we can’t stop here.
“This year more than any other year, The Mississauga Food Bank needs your help to continue to feed hungry children, seniors, families, and neighbours and make for a brighter tomorrow. During the pandemic, we’ve already seen over 7,500 first-time food bank users, and this number continues to grow. Will you give hungry neighbours that renewed sense of hope this spring?” says Meghan Nicholls, CEO.
“For years we have been proud supporters of The Mississauga Food Bank and are thrilled to partner with them again this year for their annual Spring Food Drive. We see the importance of providing fresh and nutritious food to everyone across our city, especially during this critical time,” says Nick DiIorio, VP and General Manager at Scotts Canada.
The funds and food raised this spring will continue to feed hungry neighbours across our city, and ensure children, seniors, families, and others in need have enough healthy and nutritious food. Community members can get involved by hosting a fundraiser or contactless food drive, or by making a financial donation to allow us to purchase fresh and frozen food at a quarter of the cost.
For even more fun, The Mississauga Food Bank invites the community to participate in our brand new initiative, the CAN You Find It? Scavenger Hunt. To participate, download and print the activity sheets found on our website, hide our most needed items around your house, and send your family on a hunt.
Click here to watch our CAN You Find It? Scavenger Hunt video!
Decorate a box in spring decor, and deliver it to The Mississauga Food Bank on Saturday, April 3, 2021, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at our Spring Contactless Drive-Thru Food Drive.
Top left: two staff members from The Mississauga Food Bank holding decorated donation boxes.
Top right: a volunteer sorting food donations.
Bottom left: two volunteers packing food for our Food Bank 2 Home Delivery Program.
Bottom right: Hand holding a sticker “I support The Mississauga Food Bank” with food in the background.