Dear Friends of the Food Bank,
It is my pleasure to share the incredible things you made possible for your hungry neighbours in this year’s Annual Impact Report. Every day, your generosity is bringing us closer to realizing our vision of A Mississauga Where No One Goes Hungry.
Thanks to your support, neighbours like Shelley had a place to turn when everything in her life was falling apart. Shelley first came to the Food Bank when she was going through a divorce. With three kids under the age of five, high childcare costs, and no support from her ex-husband, money was tight. But, because of you, Shelley and her kids received life-giving food at a crucial time.
Moreover, in the 2018-19 fiscal year, you broke records of generosity. You made it possible to give out more food than we’ve ever distributed to hungry neighbours in Food Bank history. You responded to the rising need in your community and you made sure that kids, families, and seniors had healthy food to eat when they turned to the Food Bank for support.
In this report, you’ll read more about what you made possible last year framed through the lens of our strategic plan. This plan provides three guiding principles that inform the Food Bank’s activities: Did we improve access to food for people with the highest need? Did we source enough healthy, culturally appropriate food? Are we investing in partnerships that leverage more food, resources, and capacity? By asking these questions, we stay focused on using your donations of finances, food, and time to reach people with the most need.
I hope you enjoy reading about the difference you’re making in the lives of kids, seniors, and families here in Mississauga. It is a privilege to partner with you in serving hungry neighbours in our city. Your generosity and compassion continues to inspire me every day.
With my deepest gratitude,