Mississauga Demonstrates its Care with Exceptional Holiday Food & Fundraising Drive Donations
Annual Holiday Drive raised $519,430 and 241,785 pounds of food
Mississauga has once again demonstrated it is a caring city with a big heart. From November 23 to January 6; YOU contributed generously to feed hungry neighbours through our annual Holiday Food and Fundraising Drive.
By Friday, the community had generously donated $519,430 – breaking the previous year’s record for the Holiday Drive and exceeding this year’s goal of $500,000. Through community food drives, plus collections at local fire stations and grocery stores, the food bank also received 241,785 pounds of food. While the food donated fell short of the food bank’s goal of 275,000 lbs, financial donations will be used to purchase most needed items including fruit, vegetables and protein products.
The Holiday Drive is the food bank’s largest annual initiative to raise food and funds and was sponsored this year by corporate partners Nissan Canada Foundation and the Just Energy Foundation. Each year, 30% of funds and 20% of food for the entire year are raised during the important Holiday Drive.
Thank you for your generous support!
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