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The Mississauga Food Bank Kicks Off Annual Thanksgiving Drive

Food donations can be made at any Mississauga fire hall or grocery store from September 26 – October 24. Cash or food donations can also be made at any time to The Mississauga Food Bank.

 
PRLog - Sep. 17, 2012 - MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- Mississauga, ON – On September 24, The Mississauga Food Bank will kick off their annual Thanksgiving Food & Fundraising Drive. In 2012, the food bank needs to collect 145,000 lbs. of food and $60,000. The goal was set as a result of the increased demand for food in Mississauga.

Hunger is on the rise and The Mississauga Food Bank is working hard to keep up.  For every $1 that is donated by caring community members, 3 meals will be provided to those fighting hunger in Mississauga.

The Thanksgiving drive is the largest annual food and fundraising effort for the organization. Last year, the drive collected an impressive 141,288 lbs. of food and $49,292 of cash donations. As a result of Mississauga’s generosity at Thanksgiving, those fighting hunger received over 147,000 meals.

93% of the organization’s funding comes from community sources, with the remainder coming from the regional government. Fundraising efforts like the Thanksgiving Food & Fundraising Drive make sure that the 65,000 monthly clients of The Mississauga Food Bank continue to find the help they need.

Volunteers will be handing out paper collection bags and accepting donations at Loblaws and Metro grocery stores on Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday October 06, Vinyl 95.3 will be broadcasting live from the Loblaws grocery store located in Heartland Town Center. Local residents are encouraged to donate Thanksgiving weekend or drop off non-perishable food items. Food donations can be made at any Mississauga fire hall or grocery store from September 26 – October 24. Cash or food donations can also be made at any time to The Mississauga Food Bank.

According to Chris Hatch, Executive Director of The Mississauga Food Bank, “We are setting out to make this year’s drive an even greater success than the last. The Thanksgiving Food & Fundraising Drive is an excellent opportunity to help fight hunger in our local community. We encourage people to look for us at grocery store across Mississauga and to make a donation this Thanksgiving season.”

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