The Mississauga Food Bank was founded in 1985 when a study by Peel Social Services revealed an urgent need for food banks in the city. In response to this need, a group of compassionate, local organizations opened the doors of “FoodPath Interfaith Peel Association to Tackle Hunger” in 1986.
They began with a small-scale operation with the singular focus of providing food to people struggling with hunger in Mississauga.
Today, The Mississauga Food Bank has grown into a network with an incredible community impact:
We distribute food through a network of over 50 agencies, including neighbourhood food banks, pantries, meal and snack programs, and other emergency food programs.
Through our network, we provide food for over five million meals each year to vulnerable children, seniors, families, and other neighbours across the city.
We’re a federally registered charitable organization that relies on funding from individuals, corporations, foundations and community groups to fund our operations. We value transparency and accountability, so we invite you to explore these resources to learn more about how we help our hungry neighbours every day.