Learn how your continued support and generosity is helping children, families, seniors and neighbours facing food insecurity across the city.

This past year has brought about much change for our organization. To start - we are now Food Banks Mississauga! We continue to do the vital work of serving our community under this new name and leading our network of over 60 agency members to provide healthful and appropriate food to neighbours facing food insecurity across Mississauga.
In a year of major changes, we also moved in April! As we had long outgrown our previous facility, this relocation to a 43,000 square foot facility was the only way to keep up with the urgent, increased demand across our city. Read on to see how we continue to meet this growing need head-on with innovative programs, made possible by your support.

Food Insecurity in Mississauga

From June 2022 to May 2023, Food Banks Mississauga served 18% more users than the previous year, 82% more than pre-pandemic. These numbers tell us more about who your generosity supports. They also paint a picture of the unique challenges our community faced this year, with new record-breaking numbers of first-time food bank users and Ukrainian newcomers.
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food bank users. Half of these were first-time users, which is more than double the previous year.
or one third, of total food bank users are children, which is a 10% increase from the previous year.
of food bank users report that their primary income is from employment. This is on the rise as wages fail to keep up with the cost of living.

Hub and spoke model

Your support goes beyond one organization. We are the hub that serves all of Mississauga through our network of 60+ agency members - thanks to you.
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Neighbourhood Food banks
Providing 7+ days of fresh and shelf-stable food plus personal care items for each household member each month.
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Providing 2-3 days of food for each household member each month.
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Providing 2-3 days of food for each household member each month.
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Meal Programs
Providing 1 cooked meal to each person per visit.
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Snack Programs
Providing 1 packaged or prepared snack to each person per visit.

Community Market: A Pop-Up Food Bank

Households served: 938

Pounds of food distributed: 63,327

With your support, we expect this program to grow by 45% this year!

Food Bank 2 Home Delivery Program

Individuals served: 1,013

Households served: 560

Food for 216,438 meals delivered.

ReclaimFRESH Food Rescue Program

You enabled us to rescue over 775,000 lbs of food.

With you by our side, we are aiming to rescue 1.22 million lbs through ReclaimFRESH this year!

Tax Clinic

Returns completed this year: 388

Through the hard work of our volunteers, over $1.5 million was returned to our neighbours through refunds, benefits, and credits (almost $500K more than last year).

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Thank you for your generosity

Food Banks Mississauga would not be able to do this work without the support of our community. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, with a special thank you to the funders and sponsors who made large contributions to ensure those in need have access to healthful food.

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Food Sources

Donations & Income

Income and expenses include 5,310,310 pounds of donated food and household products valued at $3.52/pound. This value has been determined by Nielsen MarketTrack, for 52 weeks ending March 26, 2023. Percentages are rounded, which is why the totals do not equal 100%.
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For additional financial information, visit our Charity Financials page.

For additional and historical information related to outputs and outcomes in this report, click here.

We provided 5,925,109 pounds of food which is food for almost 6 million meals to neighbours facing food insecurity.

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