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For Immediate Release | Media Advisory

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mayor Crombie to Issue City-Wide Food Drive Challenge

Rabba Sponsors Free Family Festival to kick off Food Bank’s Annual Thanksgiving Campaign

Mayor Crombie is partnering with The Mississauga Food Bank for the third year to champion the Annual Thanksgiving Campaign – a city-wide food drive to benefit hungry neighbours in Mississauga. This event will kick off the drive with family activities, live entertainment and a FREE BBQ provided by sponsors and remarks from Mayor Crombie. More information about the drive can be found at www.OneBagChallenge.ca.

 

WHAT: Thanksgiving Campaign Launch
WHY: The Food Drive challenges Mississauga residents to raise enough food and funds to support hungry families who need help this Thanksgiving and beyond by taking the Mayor’s One Bag Challenge
WHO: Mayor Bonnie Crombie,

Chris Hatch, Executive Director – The Mississauga Food Bank

Sponsored by Rabba Fine Foods

WHERE: Streetsville Village Square (9 Main St, Mississauga, ON L5M 1X4).

Closest Major Intersection: Queen St. S and Britannia Rd. W.

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 1:00-4:00pm
PHOTO OP: Brief program to take place at 2pm where Mayor Crombie and Chris Hatch, will share remarks. Photo opportunity and media interviews to follow.

 

The goal of this event is to launch the Annual Thanksgiving Drive while highlighting local talent and generous members of the community. Furthermore, this event will inspire every person in Mississauga to take on the OneBagChallenge and feed members of the community who are in need.

Quote by Mayor Crombie:

  • “I am pleased to once again launch the 2017 Mayor’s Citywide Food Drive Challenge as a part of The Mississauga Food Bank’s Annual Thanksgiving Campaign in partnership with the City’s Fire and Emergency Services team. The Food Drive benefits The Mississauga Food Bank and it’s agency partners, including St. Mary’s Food Bank, Compass Food Bank, Seva Food Bank, Salvation Army Erin Mills and many more. While not an agency partner, I’m delighted that the campaign will also benefit Eden Food For Change – a pillar agency serving residents in the north-west of our City.”

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About The Mississauga Food Bank:

The Mississauga Food Bank is the central food bank in Mississauga. Through its network of 48 member agencies – including neighbourhood food banks, hot meal programs and breakfast clubs – The Mississauga Food Bank distributes food for over 2.9 million meals each year.