- Getting food to those who need it most
- Our generous neighbours helped us exceed our Spring Drive goal
- Mississauga Tim Hortons Owners have an appetite to improve the lives of their hungry neighbours
- Meet our new Friend Sponsor – Nissan Canada Foundation
- Chris Hatch honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medal
- Help us reach our Spring Drive goal
- Spring Drive Update
- Spring Drive starts Monday!
- Member Agency Event: Free Seniors Information & Active Living Fair
- Unitarian Congregation Church’s Creative Food Drive!
Hunger Awareness Week is May 6 – 10 this year. This is a week long opportunity for food banks across Canada to participate in fundraising events geared toward fighting hunger in their local communities and to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Canada. The Mississauga Food Bank will be running the Brown Bag it For Hunger campaign to help support the 65,000 clients that depend on us for support each month.
What is Brown Bag It For Hunger? This campaign invites groups or corporations to bring their lunches to work and donate the funds that would have been spent on buying a lunch to The Mississauga Food Bank.
Why Brown Bag it For Hunger? A donation of just $10 – the price of an average weekday lunch – will provide 30 meals to our hungry neighbors. Our goal is to raise $20,000 from this year’s Brown Bag it For Hunger campaign – that’s equal to 60,000 meals!
To run a Brown Bag it For Hunger event at your office click here.
We are Toemar Garden Supplies & Firewood charity of the month! Starting tomorrow for every SHARE or LIKE on the Toemar Facebook page $1 will be donate to The Mississauga Food Bank (up to 2,000 likes). Make sure you get involved today, the offer is only valid for the month of March!
To check out the Toemar Facebook page click here.
Way to go Ontario! So far 96,311 food items have been donated to food banks across the province thanks to TVO Kids! The goal is to reach 250,000 food items. To help keep the number growing click here and visit the “Everybody Help Out” website today!
This is a great way to get your children and family involved in helping those in need! For information on how and where to donate food to The Mississauga Food Bank click here.
Newcomer Youth Community Engagement (NYCE) is a program for youth between the ages of 13 -24 offered by the Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Center. The program helps to:
- Develop Life Skills
- Develop Leadership Skills
- Play English Language Building Games
- Make Friends
Click here to view the NYCE February calender.
Congratulations to Ron Nisbet on receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award! Ron has been a dedicated volunteer at The Mississauga Food Bank for the past 12 year. Ron has previously received the Streetsville Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award, is chair of Peel Cheshire Homes (which cares for physically challenged adults) and has been a member of the Mississauga Arts Council since 2005.
Congratulations Ron on this well deserved award!
To learn more click here.
Do you know someone who is 16-20 years old? Living, working or studying in the Region of Peel? Interested in doing awesome things for their community?
The Seva Food Bank is looking for 5 high-potential young people from the Region of Peel to participate in a unique leadership development program. The Seva Fellows will be coordinating volunteer opportunities in the community and coming up with their own youth engagement projects. In exchange, the Seva Food Bank will share with them what it takes to be a leader in the community and connect them with professionals in a variety of fields to get a kick start with their career planning. Each of fellows will also receive an $1,000 honorarium upon successful completion of the program.
Submit your application today! Deadline is February 28, 2013
For more information click here.
We need auction items for our upcoming ‘A Night At The Warehouse: International Marketplace‘ fundraiser!
We are looking new items valued over $25 including:
- Fine Wine
- Sports Tickets
- Vacation Packages
- Spa Packages
Items need to received by April 11, 2013.
If you have an auction item you would like to donate please let us know by clicking here and completing our form.
Are you an intern looking for an exciting Marketing & Fund Development opportunity? The Mississauga Food Bank is the place for you! We offer a fast paced, fun-filled atmosphere where you can develop your skill set and professional network.
To learn more about our current Marketing & Fund Development Internship opportunity click here.
Horizon Counselling, Consulting and Training is offering Anger Management Classes.
- Roots to Anger/Rage
- Grounding Yourself
- Healthy Relationships
- Power & Prevention
For more information click here.