How the Canada Post Strike Impacts The Mississauga Food Bank

By Jenna Cura
November 19, 2018
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You may know rotating postal strikes are currently affecting mail delivery across the country. Since The Mississauga Food Bank receives a large number of donations through the mail, this strike will have a significant impact on us.

We’re so thankful for all of the generous donors who make it possible to provide food for over 2.6 million meals to our hungry neighbours each year. So as we enter our busiest season, we want to share how this strike will affect The Mississauga Food Bank and how you can help minimize the effect of the strike.

Challenge #1: It Might Take Us Longer to Receive Your Gifts

While the strike will not keep your gift from reaching our office by mail, it could take significantly longer to arrive than usual. If you want to ensure your gift reaches your hungry neighbours as quickly as possible you might want to send your gift a different way.

What You Can Do to Help: Try a Different Delivery Method

We love getting mail (who doesn’t), but The Mississauga Food Bank can also receive gifts in the following ways:

  • ONLINE:  Go to our website to make a secure online gift that we’ll receive right away. Bonus: Your tax receipt is emailed to you so you don’t have to wait for it to arrive in the mail!
  • IN PERSON: Stop by our location at 3121 Universal Drive and drop off your donation in person. Bonus: If you have time, you could take a quick tour of our warehouse to see your donations at work.
  • ON THE PHONE: One of our staff will gladly take your credit card donations over the phone if you call our office at 905-270-5589. Bonus: We get to say a warm thank you and answer any questions you might have while you’ve got us on the phone!

Challenge #2: You Might Receive Multiple Letters Throughout the Strike

The Mississauga Food Bank sends out a number of letters during the holidays to help us raise the funds needed to support our hungry neighbours. These letters are printed in advance and sent according to a schedule throughout the holiday season.

Unfortunately, because of the delivery delays and rotating strikes, your letters might also be delayed. Which means you may get a letter later than we’d hoped, more than one letter at once, or a letter after you’ve already given a donation. This delay may also affect the delivery of tax receipts and acknowledgement letters that we send through the mail.  

What You Can Do to Help: Let Us Know if There is a Problem

We appreciate your understanding and your patience with the timing of letter delivery. We also want to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns regarding the mail you have received. So, if you want to check the status of your tax receipt or have any other questions, please contact Wendy at 905.270.5589 x222.

Thank you for your understanding.

We deeply value the support you provide your hungry neighbours through your donations to The Mississauga Food Bank. Thank you for giving food and hope to families, seniors, and kids across our community this holiday season.

You can make an online gift today, by clicking here.

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