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Streetsville Village Times Article- December 2015

The holiday season is a very special time of year, where we gather together to celebrate with our family and
friends and reflect upon the year that has passed. It is also a time when our thoughts turn to helping those
who are less fortunate than ourselves in any way that we can. A great way to help those in need during the
holiday season is by helping your local food banks, who do so much to help those who are in need. Two local
food banks who do great work in our community are Eden Food for Change and the Mississauga Food Bank
and there are many ways that you can help them this holiday season.
Eden Food For Change
Eden Food For Change is a community food centre that provides food to those in need and is also a place
where the community can access nutritious food and food skills to learn more about healthy food. Eden FFC
serves all of western Mississauga and is committed to providing good food for everyone. Their current needed
items are as follows:

Fresh Foods- Meat, Yogurt, Margarine,


Butter
Canned Meats turkey, chicken, ham,
salmon
Formula Enfamil A and Good Start
Baby food Veggie, Meat, Mixed Meals,
Pablum, Cookies
Canned Vegetables
Canned fruit
Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

Instant Coffee
Hot Chocolate
Boost, Ensure, Glyserna
Jello
Crackers - soda and boxed
Peanut
Butter
Deodorant, Shampoo
Christmas Gifts (Movie passes, Tim
Hortons gift cards value $20.00)

Perishable and non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the main office (2-3185 Unity Drive,
Mississauga); non-perishable items may also be dropped off at the Battleford Location (3051 Battleford Rd.,
Mississauga). You can also make a financial donation by visiting www.edenffc.org/financial-donation or
mailing a cheque to Eden Food For Change, 2-3185 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON L5L 4L5.
Mississauga Food Bank
The Mississauga Food Bank (MFB) is the central food bank in Mississauga, serving over 2.5 million meals
each year through its network of member agencies. The MFB serves the community by sourcing and
distributing food to its network of member agencies, which includes neighbourhood food banks, before-school
breakfast clubs, shelters, and hot meal programs. Their current needed items are:
Peanut butter
Canned fruit

Canned fish and meat


Rice

Canned vegetables
Canned, dried beans

You may drop off your donation items at the MFBs warehouse at 3121 Universal Drive; at select grocery
stores; or at any Mississauga fire hall. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the MFB, please visit
www.themississaugafoodbank.org/donate-funds. You may also donate by phone by calling 905-270-5589 or
sending a cheque to The Mississauga Food Bank, 3121 Universal Drive Mississauga, ON L4X 2E2.
Also, I would like to cordially invite you and your family to my 2016 New Years Open House! Bring your
friends and family and join me for refreshments, prizes, and fun for everyone. The details for my 2016 New
Years Open House have changed, so please note the new details below:
2016 Ward 11 New Years Open House
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10am to 12pm
Streetsville Kinsmen Centre
321 Queen Street South, Streetsville

If you are able, please bring non-perishable food items to support our local food banks. I look forward to
celebrating with you and your family on January 23rd! For more information about my 2016 New Years Open
House, please call my office at 905-896-5011 or visit www.georgecarlson.ca.
Please note that City of Mississauga offices will be closed at noon on Thursday, December 24, 2015 to Friday,
January 1, 2016 (inclusive) and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016. For a full listing of the City's services
and hours of operation during the holiday closure period, please visit www.mississauga.ca. On behalf of
myself and my staff, Anita Solomon and Kim Duarte, I would like to extend our very best wishes to you and
your family for a very Merry Christmas, great holiday season, and a happy, prosperous 2016! As always, if you
need assistance with municipal matters, please dont hesitate to contact my office at 905-896-5011 or
george.carlson@mississauga.ca.