On April 3, the Mississauga Food Bank is holding the Can You Find It? Scavenger Hunt, an initiative that aims to raise healthy food for people in need.
Charitable organizations across Ontario have been trying to help families in need during these difficult times.
Making an important contribution is the Mississauga Food Bank, an organization in charge of providing food to hundreds of families in need through a variety of programs.
“We know that everyone is struggling to find COVID-safe activities and that’s why our team thought this Scavenger Hunt would be a great initiative that is meaningful, safe and gets the whole family involved from the comfort of home,” said Daisy Yiu, marketing and communications manager at the food bank.
Yiu, along with her team came up with an idea that was not only creative and innovative, but also brings families together to share with each other.
“I like teaching my kids to appreciate everything they have,” said Isabelle Cruz, a Toronto resident who participated in the Scavenger Hunt activity with her husband and two children. “This activity has given me the opportunity for them to learn — in a fun and dynamic way — that they should help people in need,”
Yiu said protein, fruit and vegetables, dairy, grains, baby items, household items and personal care items are the most needed items.
“Even if you don’t participate in the Scavenger Hunt, we welcome all donations,” she said.
The Mississauga Food Bank also offers a delivery service for those people who have difficulties going to the food bank to pick up their meals.
“We understand that there are those in our community who face mobility barriers and can’t travel to their neighborhood food bank due to aging, disability, short or long-term illness, pregnant people, and individuals with small children,” Yiu said.
“We have seen such an outpouring of generosity and compassion from our community and this support is continuing with our Spring Food Drive,” she said.
Individuals can also sign up for the Food Bank 2 Home Delivery Program and get food delivered to them by the organization’s team of volunteers.
More information about the Mississauga Food Bank and its programs is on their website.