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09 Mar ・ BY Meghan

Food Bank Launches 2020 Spring Food Drive To Ensure Kids Have Healthy Food

Children in our community need the right start in life – warmth, shelter, and nutritious food – to grow and thrive. But the brutal truth is that thousands of children in Mississauga are not getting the nutritious food they need for that healthy start.

This year’s Spring Food Drive, sponsored by Scotts Canada, begins March 9 and runs until April 17 with goals of raising $130,000 and 115,000 pounds of food. This campaign will ensure kids and their families have healthy meals on their tables this Spring and will set kids up for health and success in the years to come. 

“Hungry neighbours count on us for healthy food year-round. We are relying on the community’s generosity during the Spring Food Drive to ensure we have adequate food to keep pace with rising demand.”

Meghan Nicholls, Executive Director

Thanks to Scotts Canada, the first $10,000 raised during the Food Drive will be matched dollar for dollar. That means that every gift you make will go twice as far to provide food for healthy meals!

Volunteers are invited to join the Food Drive and collect food and cash donations from shoppers on April 4, 5, and 11 at Mississauga grocery stores. Click here to sign up.

Financial donations can be mailed to the food bank, made by phone at 905-270-5589, or online. Food donations can be dropped off at local fire stations, grocery stores, and at The Mississauga Food Bank. 

The Spring Food Drive will run from March 9 to April 17, 2020. 

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