Our network of over 50 neighbourhood food banks, pantries, breakfast clubs, hot meal programs, and other programs are located in every corner of Mississauga. They are run by dedicated staff and volunteers who ensure food is available for all our hungry neighbours.
What to Expect
We recognize that if you need a food bank, you are likely experiencing challenges in your life. Our neighbourhood food banks create a welcoming environment for all. In order to make your visit a positive experience, neighbourhood food bank staff and volunteers create an environment of mutual respect and caring for all food bank clients.
You can visit your local food bank during the hours listed. Providing proof of Mississauga address and identification for members in the household is helpful, but not required.
You may be wondering:
What kind of food will I receive?
You will receive 7+ days of nutritious food on each visit. This will include both canned/packaged food and fresh food like milk, fresh produce, vegetables, or meat.
Will I get to choose what kind of food I receive?
We try to give some choices in the food provided based on Canada’s Food Guide. While all supplies are not available every day, we do our best to provide the same things to all clients on each visit.
Will it be embarrassing to come to a food bank?
All clients are treated with dignity and respect. We speak to you privately and confidentially regarding your financial and personal situation. People from all different walks of life use a food bank, so don’t worry that you and your family will be put in an embarrassing situation.
What You Will Get
We will provide you with a seven day supply of food for each member of your family.
This will include fruits and vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy products, as well as household goods and personal care items. We aim to offer choice and variety in the food provided and work to provide you with adequate healthy food based on Canada’s Food Guide and any dietary restrictions you might have.
Please keep in mind that your choice of food depends on what is available.
Food Bank 2 Home
The Mississauga Food Bank's Home Delivery Service
This program is for residents who are unable to visit their neighbourhood food bank due to aging, disability, short or long-term illness, pregnant people, and individuals with small children.
If you are a Mississauga resident, this program may be available to you if you meet one of the following requirements:
- You are a senior citizen, aged 65+ years
- You have a physical disability OR short/long-term illness that makes it hard to visit a food bank
- You are a single, new or expecting parent (or caregiver) who is homebound
AND, you do not live with an adult-aged household member who is able to visit a food bank on your behalf
Each monthly delivery will provide approximately 7 days of food, which will include:
Need additional help for your family?
Neighbourhood Food Banks Map – PDF
A map of our 9 main neighbourhood food banks with their location, contact information, and hours of operation.
Community Supports in Mississauga
A listing of other programs and government services that are available.
A collection of simple, healthy meals that are budget-friendly and include the types of food you might receive at the food bank.
Do you need information about financial assistance, mental health support, employment support, childcare, housing, food, clothing and shelter?
Find help at 211central.ca or call/chat/text/email 2-1-1.