- 3M supports The Mississauga Food Bank
- Kids collect food for TMFB at their birthday parties
- Students sport their jammies for The Mississauga Food Bank
- Your Donations in Action – Families Supporting Families
- Auction Items Needed
- How TMFB works – an infographic overview
- ‘Twas the Bite Results
- Sharing across Ontario – SNAP
- Annual Gala Puts Hunger in Mississauga in the Spotlight
- Closure – February 5, 2014
Mississauga kids are generous! Ayush, who just celebrated his 7th birthday, and Maya, who turned 10 this month, both asked their birthday party guests to bring non-perishable food instead of gifts.
These two bighearted kids brought hundreds of pounds of food to The Mississauga Food Bank this week! Awesome job Maya and Ayush! And happy belated birthday!!
If you’re interested in including The Mississauga Food Bank in your celebration, get more information here.
Wear your pyjamas to school and help provide food for our hungry neighbours – that was Grade 4 student Lucas Metaxas’s plan for his Pyjama Day and Food Drive at Toronto French School-Mississauga Campus.
With a donation for The Mississauga Food Bank, students could wear their pyjamas to school for the day, and even bring their teddies! They collected 345 pounds of food and raised $463.35!
Big thank you to Lucas and everyone who participated!
Today is Family Day in Ontario. Families have a huge impact on our work at The Mississauga Food Bank. There are families who made the decision together to donate money to The Mississauga Food Bank, families who volunteer together at our special events, families who organize food drives in their neighbourhoods, and families who receive food every day at our agencies.
By supporting The Mississauga Food Bank, you are helping families across the city. When the worry of getting food is lifted, those families are better able to accomplish their goals – and when one family moves ahead, our community moves ahead.
Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of The Mississauga Food Bank family.
We are looking for new items such as fine wine, sports tickets and memorabilia, vacation packages, spa packages, housewares and art.
If you have something you’d like to donate, please fill out our auction form before April 4.
Do you know how The Mississauga Food Bank distributes enough food for 2.8 million meals each year? We rely on a network of agencies located all over the city – agencies that are located in areas of need and have excellent connections with our clients.
Take a look at our infographic overview of how we operate, and of course let us know if you have any questions.
‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas organizers Jeff McPhee and Dan Meadowcroft presented a cheque for $30,000 to The Mississauga Food Bank yesterday! The organizers put on a jam-packed calendar of events in November and December to support TMFB and the Compass in Port Credit – breakfasts, a carnival, a turkey dinner, parties and networking. We had previously received nearly $3,000 from the events, bringing the total up to almost $33,000!
‘Twas the Bite is one of the biggest community events for The Mississauga Food Bank. Not only did it bring in nearly $33,000, it started many conversations about hunger in Mississauga.
Thank you to the ‘Twas the Bite team for the long hours and hard work you put into this event!
As a member of the Ontario Association of Food Banks, The Mississauga Food Bank is part of a network of organizations that work together to fight hunger across the province. OAFB distributes millions of pounds of food across Ontario – one of the programs used to accomplish this is SNAP, Smarter Needs Allocation Program.
If an OAFB member food bank gets a large donation of food that it can’t necessarily store and distribute on its own, the food is put into the SNAP system. Other food banks can see what’s available online and indicate if they can take some of the excess food. This sharing system ensures that food gets where it’s needed, without waste.
This week we received a skid of meat from SNAP. Whole hams, packages of roast beef, school lunch kits and bacon – a total of 740 pounds came to our warehouse door.
Last week we were on the opposite side of SNAP when we received a chicken donation from Tender Poultry. The company offered 27 skids of chicken and The Mississauga Food Bank could only take eight – the other 19 were offered to other OAFB member food banks across the province through SNAP.
We’re grateful to be part of such a cooperative network that fights hunger across Ontario.
An evening of acrobats, amazing raffle prizes, delicious food and silent auction to support The Mississauga Food Bank
Mississauga, ON – Feb. 5, 2014 – The Mississauga Food Bank will be putting hunger in the centre ring at its eighth annual gala – Under the Big Top.
The April 10 circus-themed gala – which will feature thrilling entertainment by A2D2 Aerial Cirque Dance Company, a four-course dinner, silent auction and raffle – will be held at the Red Rose Convention Centre, 1233 Derry Rd. E. Tickets are available online at www.themississaugafoodbank.org/gala.
The gala is The Mississauga Food Bank’s largest annual event, with a goal of raising $100,000 to fight hunger in Mississauga.
“Our annual gala is a great chance to get together with others who are involved in the fight against hunger and enjoy a night of great food and entertainment,” says Chris Hatch, executive director of The Mississauga Food Bank. “It’s also a night when we can put the spotlight on hunger in our city. We provide food for 2.8 million meals in Mississauga each year, and it’s our supporters who make that happen.”
The food bank is also looking for silent auction items. An auction donation form is available on the website at www.themississaugafoodbank.org/gala.
Sponsors for Under the Big Top include Title Sponsor Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners of Mississauga, and corporate sponsors Nissan Canada Foundation, KPMG, Pinnacle Foods, RBC Royal Bank, Purolator, and Molinaro’s Fine Italian Foods.
About The Mississauga Food Bank
The Mississauga Food Bank serves the entire city of Mississauga. Through its network of member agencies – including neighbourhood food banks, hot meal programs and breakfast clubs – The Mississauga Food Bank distributes food for over 229,000 meals each month.
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Due to the winter storm and potentially dangerous driving conditions, The Mississauga Food Bank will be closed today – Wednesday, February 5.