Food Drive & Fundraiser Tips

Tools, tips and tricks to help your event be a success!

Social Media

  • Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media accounts you use.
  • Use The Mississauga Food Bank’s accounts to leverage your activities. Tag us so we can help support you!
  • Provide updates to your network every couple of days or each week. Tell them how the campaign is going, get them excited about what you are doing. This will also act as a reminder for them to donate.
  • TMFB’s Social Media:
    Twitter: @Food_Bank

Follow Up!

  • Let’s face it, most people are always on the go and even if they intend on donating…they might forget. Posting online and sending updates will act as a reminder.
  • Email, text, call and let everyone know if you still need their support
  • After we receive the donation from a community event, we will send a thank you letter to the event organizer. We encourage you to duplicate this letter to send it to your donors and proudly show your community what you have all accomplished together.

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.


Do you have a great idea that has worked for you? Let us know so we can share it with others!

General Food Drive & Fundraiser Resources

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Print and put up these posters to help spread the word that it takes all of us to feed our hungry neighbours.

Kids who Care (Elementary)

For kids under 13

Kids Who Care is our engagement program for elementary students. These tools are great to use when discussing with kids the importance of helping others and teaching them ways to get involved. You can also use the tools to strengthen children’s cognitive skills and help to increase their awareness of hungry people in Mississauga.

Resources available:

Student Connections (Secondary)

For students 14-18

Student Connections is our engagement program for teens. These tools are intended to be used in secondary schools or other groups that meet regularly with youth and contain information on how to get your students more involved in the community while giving back and creating a difference in Mississauga. We aim to get the students involved with one another through teamwork and collaboration.

Resources available:

Food Drive Guide: How to form a student ambassador team, enhance your drive with CANstruction or fundraising, and social media suggestions. (PDF)

High School Lesson Plans: Aligned with the Grade 10 Ontario Curriculum in the subject of Civics and Careers. One lesson plan involves researching and collaborating with classmates to investigate civic citizenship by learning about The Mississauga Food Bank. The second involves visiting the food bank followed by an worksheet. (Word)

2020 Spring Food Drive

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Here are some tools to help you promote your food drive or fundraiser this Spring!

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