You might have seen in recent media coverage that there has been a 4% increase to food bank visits in the Toronto region over the last year and a 16% increase in Mississauga. That means more than ever families, individuals, and seniors in our community are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living and afford to buy groceries.
It also means that as we enter this crucial time of year, we’re relying on your support to make sure we’re able to give your neighbours food and hope for the holidays. This year, we have goals of raising $575,000 and 300,000 pounds of food by January 5. And we can’t do it without your support.
There are so many ways you can get involved in the campaign:
- Volunteer at one of our upcoming opportunities like the Santa Claus parade!
- Organize a food drive or fundraiser with your friends, family, or colleagues.
- Make a donation in the name of a family member or loved one.
- Or, you can share about the campaign on social media to help spread the word about how others can get involved.
Whatever way you chose to get involved, you’ll be making sure your neighbours are getting the healthy food they need to have a happy holiday season. And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have ideas or questions about how you can get involved!