For Immediate Release
November 20, 2020
Mayor Crombie’s Annual Food Drive Once Again Exceeds Campaign Goals
Mayor Crombie’s 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive has once again surpassed the goal of raising $250,000 and 170,000 pounds of food for The Mississauga Food Bank. Together, thanks to the support of the community, the food drive raised $502,043 and 237,544 pounds of food.
“Mayor Crombie’s Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive is a key fundraising event for The Mississauga Food Bank,” said Meghan Nicholls, CEO of The Mississauga Food Bank. “As we look to the year ahead with much uncertainty, the funds and food raised this Thanksgiving will feed our hungry neighbours, allow us to purchase our most needed food at bulk prices, support our agencies across Mississauga, and enable us to expand our programs and operations to better serve our community.”
With 15 per cent of the population falling beneath the poverty line, food security continues to be a serious issue in Mississauga. Since March, almost 26,000 of our neighbours have visited a food bank to help feed themselves and their families, 10,000 more people than the year prior.
“Mississauga has once again demonstrated its compassion and generosity for helping those in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone and many were not in a position to give. In the face of adversity, Mississauga stepped up and gave back, representing the true spirit of our City,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who donated and helped make this campaign a success, ensuring no one in Mississauga went hungry this Thanksgiving season.”
Mayor Crombie said that while the Food Drive has now ended, the need for food in our City never stops.
“I know our community will continue to support our most vulnerable neighbours in the months ahead and help us fight hunger in Mississauga,” she added.
Since 2015, Mayor Crombie’s annual food drive has raised over $1.8 million and over 1.5 million pounds of food.
The campaign is proudly sponsored by Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners of Mississauga.
The Mississauga Food Bank is in need of donations of food and funds year round. For more information about donating, volunteering or the Food Bank’s impact in the community, please visit www.themississaugafoodbank.org.
Media Contact: Daniel Bitonti