Food Bank Mississauga

Food Bank Mississauga

Important Notice

As new updates and information comes out daily from governments and health professionals we are working to best serve the community. Please call in for the latest and most up to date information as we serve the community through this time

With growing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus locally and abroad, The Salvation Army Mississauga Community & Family Services has had to consider a range of actions to respond in the best interest of our clients, volunteers and staff.  We continue to be committed to:
  • the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff,
  • meeting the needs of our clients with whatever provisions we have,
  • enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of our service areas,
  • education about hand washing and flu prevention,
  • reducing the spread of the virus.
The Salvation Army Community & Family Services will remain OPEN for our usual food bank hours each weekday morning. All of our programming is on hold until further notice and we will continue with our food bank and Trustee services only. Before you visit The Food Bank, please ensure you can answer NO to all of the following mandatory health screening questions:
  • Have you had a cough, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, malaise or aches within the last 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
  • Have you had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness or fever in the last 14 days?
  • Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a person who has traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days?
Clients will be served and we will arrange to have groceries brought out to your car when you arrive at the parking lot. We will be revisiting these measures throughout this initial suspension period and will make changes as required to meet the needs of our clients as best we can, while still being consistent with our guiding principles and compliant with Health Authority instructions. Any donations of food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products are still gratefully received, and may be needed more now than ever.  Most needed items include canned fruit, cold cereal, rice, crackers, canned meat, baby food and formula.  
Our Fundraising Committee has made the decision to postpone The Amazing Race (A Race for Hope) scheduled for May 9th, 2020 in Mississauga , due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. We anticipate rescheduling the event for Spring 2021 and further information will be shared in the coming weeks/months.
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Our Food bank is open for the community at this time of need, please call ahead before coming to our Food Bank. Donations are graciously accepted. Please call (905) 279 3941 for more information.
We accept Cheques, VISA or Mastercard.
Food items urgently needed.

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Mississauga Community & Family Services

History of The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has since grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives.

History of The Family Services

Since its inception in 1974 Mississauga Community and Family services has been a source of help and support for the community. In 1974 over 200 families made requests at the Temple office, that year Community and Family Services gave furniture to 141 families, food vouchers and parcels to 129 families, counselling of various types to 65 families or individuals. The strength of Mississauga Temple’s Family Services department was already well established. Forty years on, that strength and desire to assist the local community remains strong. Currently we offer these programs.