Nissan Canada Foundation’s “Food for Thought” Summer Food Drive will be running from June 21 – July 31, 2014. Donations can be dropped off at Nissan Canada’s head office or at any of our dealer partners locations – 401-Dixie Nissan, Direct Nissan or Woodchester Nissan.
On April 4, 2014, the Nissan Canada Foundation renewed its commitment to helping fight hunger in Mississauga by deepening its relationship with The Mississauga Food Bank. Already a supporter of the food bank for the past eight years, this decision to take on the role of “Champion Sponsor” reflects a desire to have the Foundation play an even greater role in ending hunger in Mississauga.
The first tangible demonstration of this desire was the Foundation’s first “Helping Hands” event of 2014, which occurred on May 7, 2014. This full-day event saw Nissan Canada employees, and employees from our dealers partners, 401-Dixie Nissan, Direct Nissan and Woodchester Nissan, sort and package food at The Mississauga Food Bank.
The Summer Food Drive however, is perhaps the most worthwhile of all, as the summer months are the hardest for The Mississauga Food Bank.
As we all know, Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season are typical times for food drives and other such events, but what you may not know is that the food collected through these is often counted on to see the food bank through the summer months. A time of increased demand, especially with respect to children’s needs, because with the school year ended, there are no ‘Breakfast for Kids Programs’ to help fill the void.
In July of 2013, our Foundation was confronted with a truly sad discovery. From conversation with the food bank we learned that The Mississauga Food Bank was essentially starting to run out of some basic staples like canned fish/meat, peanut butter, cereal and more. This with about three months left before the next ‘big’ anticipated collection around Canadian Thanksgiving.
A food bank running out of food! Shocking, but also the reason why as a “Champion Sponsor” our Foundation and our dealer partners 401-Dixie Nissan, Direct Nissan and Woodchester Nissan were compelled to act.
We thank your for your interest in our Foundation and its work, and we hope that you will join our Foundation, and our dealer partners, 401-Dixie Nissan, Direct Nissan and Woodchester Nissan in making our “Food for Thought”, Summer Food Drive a resounding success.