- Your Donations in Action – Delivering the freshest food and reducing waste
- Welcome to our new board members!
- Volunteers needed – Saturday, June 1
- 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
What We Do
As the central food bank in Mississauga, we distribute over 2.8 million pounds of food annually through dozens of member agencies across the city. In order to make sure that the fresh food doesn’t spoil and that client needs are met, we need to receive, inspect, sort, and distribute food as quickly as possible.
When people think of a food bank they think of dry goods, like pasta and cereal, and canned goods, like beans and soup. What they may not know is that The Mississauga Food Bank also supplies milk, eggs, meat and fresh fruits and vegetables to clients through its member agencies. Food is sourced through corporate and individual donations, sponsorships, and through our collaborative membership with the Ontario Association of Food Banks and Food Banks Canada.
Member Agency Network
To serve our clients efficiently, The Mississauga Food Bank has divided the city a network of service delivery areas corresponding to postal codes. Clients are assigned to a neighbourhood food bank based on the postal code of their current residence. These neighbourhood food banks are intended to be the primary source of emergency food for those who are hungry in Mississauga as they provide each client with 7-10 days’ worth of food once each month.
We also provide food to other programs who serve those who live with poverty to ensure there is nutritious food available to all demographics in Mississauga. This enables these agencies to spend their resources on other programs rather than purchasing food. These agencies determine their own eligibility structures for who may use their services.
The purpose of this system is to focus The Mississauga Food Bank on sourcing, managing and distributing food, and allows our member agencies to focus on serving clients.
A list of current member agencies can be found here.
How We Work
The Mississauga Food Bank sources, warehouses, and distributes 2.8 million of pounds of food each year through its network of member agencies. Food is sourced through corporate and individual donations, sponsorships, and through our collaborative membership with the Ontario Association of Food Banks and Food Banks Canada.
All funding for The Mississauga Food Bank’s operations is received from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs and groups, foundations, Region of Peel and 3rd party events hosted on our behalf.
The Mississauga Food Bank is a federally registered charitable organization: 11892 7011 RR0001