Our network of 48 neighbourhood food banks, breakfast clubs, hot meal programs, after-school clubs, and many other types of programs are located in every corner of Mississauga. They are run by dedicated staff and volunteers who collect food, stock shelves and support clients by distributing food.

What to Expect

We recognize that if you need a food bank, you are likely experiencing challenges in your life. All our neighbourhood food banks create a welcoming environment for those who visit us to access food. In order to make your experience positive, 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. Please bring proof of Mississauga address.

Some questions you may have are:

1. What kind of food will I get?
You will receive 7-10 days of nutritious food on each visit. This will include both canned/packaged food and fresh food like milk, fresh produce, vegetables or meat.

2. Will I get to choose what kind of food I get?
We try to give some choice 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.

3. 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 7-10 day supply of food for each member of your family.

This will include fruit and vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy products – plus household goods and personal care items. We aim to offer choice and variety in the food provided and 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.

Additional Resources

Need additional help for your family?

Community Supports in Mississauga

A listing of other programs and government services that are available.

FoodCents Cookbook

A collection of simple, healthy meals that are budget friendly and include the types of food you might receive at the food bank.