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Spring food drive gets underway

March 29, 2012 - All News

By NOUMAN KHALIL
Staff Writer
The Mississauga Food Bank kicked off its annual spring drive aimed at raising $25,000 and 75,000 lbs of food by April 30.
Every year, Mississauga Food Bank runs three major foods drives — during spring, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons — to fight the hunger and ensure an adequate food supply for families through the year.
“Our most needed items for this drive are peanut butter and hearty stew,” said Dawn Pullar, director of food procurement. “Both are high protein items that are expensive for our clients to buy, especially when there has been such a rise in food prices.”
Volunteers will be collecting food and funds at Loblaw locations on Saturday, April 7 and others will be sorting and packing food in the food bank warehouse throughout the month of April.
Cash donations are also required in order to fund the operation of the food bank distributing these food items. Every $1 donated allows the food bank to distribute foutr meals. Reaching the $25,000 goal during this drive will distribute 100,000 Easter meals in the community.
The facility is the food distribution program in Mississauga supporting over 38,000 clients each month. It distributes 1.5 million pounds of food every year.
For further information, visit www.themississaugafoodbank.org or call 905-270-5589.

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