This Thanksgiving, help those in need with Mayor Crombie's 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and while it’s typically a time for us to stop and appreciate the good things in our lives, it’s also a great time to help those who aren’t quite as fortunate.

Of course, the circumstances are a lot different this year — with the COVID-19 pandemic having such a widespread impact since March, many residents in Mississauga and beyond have been struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table.

Nowhere is this clearer than with the Mississauga Food Bank, which saw a massive 138% increase in people accessing food banks for the first time, and served over 22,000 unique visitors during the pandemic.

If you’re wondering what you can do to help your fellow Mississaugans, then supporting Mayor Crombie’s Thanksgiving Food Drive is a great and easy option.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive is raising funds and collecting food to help residents in need, with a goal of $250,000 and 170,000 pounds of food by Sunday, October 18 — but they can only reach that goal if enough residents chip in.

In a giving spirit and want to donate? You can do so by visiting themississaugafoodbank.org/thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving, Mississauga!

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