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October 26, 2016

Open Letter from Mayor Crombie to the residents of Mississauga

Re: Mayor’s Thanksgiving City-Wide Food Drive and #OneBagChallenge

THANK YOU, MISSISSAUGA!

Your generosity and community spirit has resulted in us raising of 219,975 pounds of food and $123,531 for The Mississauga Food Bank and its member agencies. That’s 573,858 meals for Mississauga families!

In September I put forward the Mayor’s City Wide Food Drive Challenge (September 19 – October 14) for the second year in a row and just like last year, you rose to the challenge.  Our goals were to raise 200,000 pounds of food and $100,000. Through your generosity and the #OneBagChallenge campaign, we surpassed these goals and The Mississauga Food Bank has been able to fulfill its mandate to fight hunger and feed hope in our community.

Congratulations and thank you to Philip Pocock Secondary School and St. Basil’s Elementary School on being the top schools in the School Challenge this year. Thanks also goes to Councillor Parrish and the residents of Ward 5 for being the top ward (5,140 pounds of food) and to all Councillors for participating in the challenge.

In just two years our city has raised over 370,000 pounds of food and over $200,000 for those in need. Give yourself a pat on the back, Mississauga!

Mississauga is a resilient community where neighbours help each other. I’m proud to be the Mayor of such a generous city and I know I can always count on residents to go the extra mile for those in need.

Unfortunately, the need at the food bank is high all year. Our hungry neighbours visited neighbourhood food banks 85,889 times last year. In addition, the food bank recorded 103,494 visits to meal, snack and breakfast programs. If you are able, I ask you to consider donating year-round to The Mississauga Food Bank to address this need.

Thank you Mississauga for your generosity! You are a shining example for other cities to follow.

Mayor Crombie joins Chris Hatch, Executive Director of The Mississauga Food Bank, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tim Beckett, and #OneBagChallenge volunteers.

Mayor Crombie joins Chris Hatch, Executive Director of The Mississauga Food Bank, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tim Beckett, and #OneBagChallenge volunteers.

Your generosity and community spirit has resulted in us raising of 219,975 pounds of food and $123,531 for The Mississauga Food Bank and its member agencies. That’s 573,858 meals for Mississauga families!

In September I put forward the Mayor’s City Wide Food Drive Challenge (September 19 – October 14) for the second year in a row and just like last year, you rose to the challenge.  Our goals were to raise 200,000 pounds of food and $100,000. Through your generosity and the #OneBagChallenge campaign, we surpassed these goals and The Mississauga Food Bank has been able to fulfill its mandate to fight hunger and feed hope in our community.

Congratulations and thank you to Philip Pocock Secondary School and St. Basil’s Elementary School on being the top schools in the School Challenge this year. Thanks also goes to Councillor Parrish and the residents of Ward 5 for being the top ward (5,140 pounds of food) and to all Councillors for participating in the challenge.

In just two years our city has raised over 370,000 pounds of food and over $200,000 for those in need. Give yourself a pat on the back, Mississauga.

Mississauga is a resilient community where neighbours help each other. I’m proud to be the Mayor of such a generous city and I know I can always count on residents to go the extra mile for those in need.

Unfortunately, the need at the food bank is high all year. Our hungry neighbours visited neighbourhood food banks 85,889 times last year. In addition, the food bank recorded 103,494 visits to meal, snack and breakfast programs. If you are able, I ask you to consider donating year-round to The Mississauga Food Bank to address this need.

Thank you Mississauga for your generosity! You are a shining example for other cities to follow.