Thanksgiving food drive begins in Mississauga

A Thanksgiving food drive is beginning in Mississauga on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (Photo: Irene Owchar/QEW South Post)
A Thanksgiving food drive kicks off in Mississauga on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (Photo: Irene Owchar/QEW South Post)

BY KELLY ROCHE

They crushed it in 2015 and now Mississauga residents have a new goal: raising 200,000 pounds of food and $100,000 by October 14.
The Mississauga Food Bank’s annual Thanksgiving campaign begins Monday, in tandem with the city-wide food drive challenge.
Most needed items include applesauce, canned fruit, dried fruit, canned vegetables, brown rice, and other healthy grains.

Roughly 148,900 pounds of food and $82,917 was raised in the 2015 campaign, providing 207,293 meals; 15 per cent of Mississauga residents live in poverty.
Participants are being asked to help promote the cause via social media by:

A family Thanksgiving celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 at fire headquarters at 15 Fairview Rd. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can bring donations and take part in free activities.

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