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2017 Mayor’s Citywide Food Drive Challenge

I am pleased to inform you that Mayor Crombie has launched the 2017 Mayor’s Citywide Food Drive Challenge as a part of The Mississauga Food Bank’s Annual Thanksgiving Campaign. The challenge begins on Saturday, September 16th, and the goal is to raise 225,000 lbs of food and $125,000 by October 13. Last year, the drive raised 219,975 lbs of food and $123,531!

For the 15% of Mississauga residents who live in poverty, providing adequate nutritious food for their families is a daily struggle. The Mississauga Food Bank, through its member agencies including Compass Food Bank, Salvation Army Erin Mills Food Bank, Seva Food Bank, St. Mary’s Food Bank and many more exist to help ease this struggle.  Eden Food for Change is once again actively participating in this year’s campaign and will receive all food donations from Fire Stations 115, 122 and 111 for the duration of the campaign.  If you are able, there are many ways that you may participate in this campaign:

  • Join the #OneBagChallenge:
    • o   Fill a bag with nutritious non-perishable food
    • o   Take a photo or video as you deliver your donation to your local grocery store, fire station or The Mississauga Food Bank
    • o   Post your photo or video on social media and challenge five people to do the same within 48 hours. Make sure to use the hashtag #OneBagChallenge!
    • Join us at the Thanksgiving Campaign Launch on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at Streetsville Village Square, taking place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, remarks will take place at 2:00 PM. Families can bring their donations and enjoy free food, entertainment and family friendly activities.

For more info, please visit www.themississaugafoodbank.org.

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