St Mary's Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank is a not-for-profit, registered food bank located in Mississauga as an affiliate agency of the Mississauga Food Bank. We assist low income families end hunger and ultimately end poverty in their lives, in the City of Mississauga, in designated areas.

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St. Mary’s Food Bank Fundraising Gala Coming up October 20, 2016.

Individuals in Mississauga Live in Poverty Everyday!

%

of which are children

%

of which are new Canadians

%

of which are living with a disability

%

of which are single parents

GO HUNGRY OR GO TO THE FOOD BANK
Each and every month, hundreds of thousands of Canadians access food banks to make ends meet

people were helped by food banks in Canada

%

are children and youth

%

higher than 2008

provinces saw an increase

LOW-PAYING WORK OR INADEQUATE BENEFITS
Both working and unemployed Canadians are helped by food banks

households helped are currently or recently employed

%

are on disability-related income support

%

are on social assistance

%

live on a pension

FOOD OR RENT
The high cost of housing is a key driver of food bank use

%

pay market-level rents

%

live on a social housing

%

own their home

%

are homeless

What We Offer

St. Mary’s Food Bank has different services to reach a wide client base. We have a food distribution system for low income clients who require a helping hand. We distribute from our warehouses at 2 locations.
Our mission is to feed the hungry and engage our community in the fight to end hunger and poverty.
Our vision is to maintain our operations as one that is action oriented, always flexible and never bureaucratic. Be known as a high-quality organization with integrity and respect for all people in ultimate confidentiality.

Our Services

St. Mary’s Food Bank (SMFB) serves more than 3000 people every month at 2 locations in Mississauga, serving 9 postal codes in Mississauga. SMFB also has many programs to assist low income families; these are our St. Josephy Community Kitchen program, Meals on Wheels Program, KM Dental Clinic.

St Joseph Community Kitchen

St. Joseph Community Kitchen started with a soup kitchen, currently running two days a week and will grow over time to operate daily, and provide, in collaborating with community agencies and commissions, access to individuals to social and personal skills programs to assist the clients integrate in the community.
The program offers hot meals at SMFB, Dundas location, and as well to deliver meals to people in need and home bound.
St. Joseph Community Kitchen facility includes a dine-in area, serving area, preparation room, kitchen, counselling offices, and a training room.
Located inside St. Mary’s Food Bank, 1699 Dundas Street East

Operation Hours:

Tuesday 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm (Serving Dinner)
Thursday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Serving Lunch)

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels provides food to persons and family that are not able to physically come to the food bank.

KM Dental Clinic

In Canada, General Oral Health care is not included in the Canada Health Act (CHA). Most Canadians receive oral health care through private dental clinics and pay for their services through insurance or pay for it themselves.

Luckily, for the past five years, Anba Abraam has partnered up with KM Dental to provide FREE basic dental care for low income families. It covers examination, diagnosis, treatment, filling, X ray, extraction, and cleaning. We are very proud to offer such service to families and individuals that need it the most, on average we see 500 Clients per year.

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Events

St. Mary’s Food Bank holds special fundraising events throughout the year! We’re always looking for extra hands to help out makes this events spectacular and successful! The St. Mary’s Food Bank is appreciative to those that host events to reach the organizations goals. Fundraising is an important and essential form of generating awareness and reaching our monetary goals to purchase food and be sustainable. It is also a fun way to bring friends, family and the community together for a great cause!
The St. Mary’s Food Bank also hosts its own fundraising events throughout the year! If you are interesting in volunteering please give Sandra Salwanis a call or email to the above contact information.

FOOD DRIVE

Food drives are very important for SMFB as they provide the necessary quantities of non-perishable foods to be distributed to low- income families 3 days a week. Because of the strong shelf life of canned food, we are able to stock food for longer periods.

Items in high demand are:

  1. Peanut Butter
  2. Luncheon Meat
  3. Canned Fruit and vegetables
  4. Dried Pasta
  5. Rice
  6. Baby Formula
  7.  Fresh Fruits and vegetables

Volunteer

St. Mary’s Food Bank relies heavily on volunteers to carry out all operations for different roles and tasks to meet its mission, vision, and goals. SMFB always needs extra and willing hands to help out at our warehouses during operating hours to stock, sort and organize food and clothing on shelves. Peak seasons during the year are when we need extra hands. These are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

To volunteer with us please give us a call to make arrangements.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Coopers Location:

Address:

5175 Coopers Ave. Unit 4
(North of Matheson, East side of Kennedy Rd.)
Postal codes Served: L4Z, L5W, L4W, L5R, L5V, L5C

Operation Hours:

Tuesday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Office Telephone: (905) 238-9008

Coopers Location

St. Mary’s Food Bank Dundas Location:

Address:

1699 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON  L4X 1L5
Postal codes Served: L5E, L4X, L4Y, L5A
 

Operation Hours:

Monday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Office Telephone: (905) 890-0900

Dundas Location

ST. MARY’S FOOD BANK NEWEST LOCATION!

Address:

6277 Mississauga Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5N-1A7
Postal codes Served: L5M & L5N
 
 

Operation Hours:

Monday 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 

Office Telephone: (905) 286-9987

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