September 17 – October 20

 

Who Does the Corporate Challenge Benefit?

Approximately 15% of Mississauga residents are living in poverty and struggle to buy groceries for their family each month. The Mississauga Food Bank is the central food bank in Mississauga and their vision is to create A Mississauga Where No One Goes Hungry. Through their network of 41 member agencies – including neighbourhood food banks, hot meal programs, and breakfast clubs – the Food Bank distributes food for over 2.9 million meals each year to vulnerable kids, families, and seniors in need. By participating in the Corporate Challenge, you’ll ensure these neighbours get the healthy food they desperately need.

Milestones

On top of giving your staff team an engaging opportunity to give back to your community, there are a number of benefits your team will receive for every fundraising milestone you reach.

Milestone 1: Your company raises $2,500 – $4,999

(or 1,000 to 1,999 pounds of food)

  • An engaging, team-building volunteer opportunity at The Mississauga Food Bank’s warehouse (shifts are generally 3 hours long, availability of dates may vary)
  • A personalized video message from Meghan Nicholls, Executive Director of TMFB, thanking you for your participation.

Milestone 2: Your company raises $5,000 – $9,999

(or 2,000 to 3,999 pounds of food)

  • A cheque presentation photo opportunity with the Mayor and Meghan Nicholls, Executive Director of TMFB.
  • Acknowledgment on social media from TMFB and Mayor Crombie.
  • Recognition in the Mayor’s post-campaign e-newsletter.

Milestone 3: Your company raises $10,000 or more

(or 4,000+ pounds of food)

  • Mayor Crombie will visit your company to present a certificate, do a cheque presentation, and a “Meet & Greet” with staff.
  • A special access invitation to the Mayor’s Citywide Thanksgiving Food Drive campaign wrap event

Top Performer: Your company raises more funds than any of the other  participants 

Thanks to a generous donor, the top performer in the corporate challenge will have access to a private suite at a Toronto Raptors Game (date TBD).

  • Your company will be publicly acknowledged at the wrap event and will be noted in the press release.
  • Mayor Crombie will visit your company for a “Meet and Greet” and will present your company with the Mayor’s Food Drive Corporate Award

Resources and Inspiration

Get Creative!

  • Food Drives and Fundraisers are limited only by your imagination – garage sales, scavenger hunts, charity dinners…almost anything!
  • Feel free to use your own ideas, or take a look at some of our ideas.

Fundraise Online

  • Consider this easy, online way to fundraise! Cash donations are easier to manage than heavy cans and boxes, and they help us deliver donated food to neighbours who need it!
  • Contact us to discuss how we can set you up with an online giving page for your fundraiser.

Campaign Resources

Download our Food Drive Toolkit here!

Participating Companies