Food Bank

Are you having trouble putting food on the table?

If you are hungry and live in western Mississauga, we can help. You can use our Food Bank services once a month to receive 7 to 10 days of nutritionally balanced food, depending on the supplies available. The amount of food you will receive is based on your family size. If you are in an extreme emergency situation you may be able to obtain food twice a month for a short period of time.

If you live outside of western Mississauga, but are a resident of Peel Region, please visit Peel Region food banks to see which food bank is closest to you. If you live in Halton Region, you can find the list of available food banks here.

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Unity Location

3185 Unity Drive, Unit 2
The Food Bank entrance is at the rear of the building.
Mississauga Transit Routes 36 and 47 service Unity Drive

Food Bank open Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm & Thursday 10 am – 12:00 pm.

Last Food Bank opening in 2016 will be on Tuesday, December 20th, we will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.


Battleford Location

3051 Battleford Road
The Food Bank is located in the basement of Eden United Church.
It is located on the northwest corner of Winston Churchill Blvd and Battleford Road.
Meadowvale Town Centre is directly across the street.
There are many Mississauga Transit Buses that stop at Meadowvale Town Centre – # 9, 10, 13, 27 38, 39, 42, 44, 45, 48 & 89

Food bank open Mondays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm & Thursday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

The Food Bank is open for you to pick up food:

The Food Bank is open for you to pick up food:

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Unity Location

2-3185 Unity Drive
12:00pm - 2:30pm

10:00am - 12:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Battleford Location

3051 Battleford Rd.
10:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 3:00pm

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Eden Food for Change is focused on providing access to good food and will always treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. Our volunteers are passionate about ensuring the experience is pleasant for you. To make your visit a little easier, here is what you can expect.
The first time you come to use the food bank at Eden, we ask that you please come during the first half hour of opening hours.
You will sign-in at the front desk when you first arrive. After, you will meet with one of our advocates who will register you as a food bank user after assessing your situation. To register, you will need to bring:

  • Proof of address (driver’s licence etc.)
  • Proof of your total monthly family income
  • Proof of your rental and utility costs (lease agreement, cancelled cheque, passbook etc.)
  • If you have children, please bring identification (name and birth date) such as a birth certificate or passport for each child
  • Empty bags for groceries

Our advocate will record your information and register you. Please note that every time you come to the Food Bank you will need to bring your registration card with you. You will then be taken back to our lobby, where a volunteer will call out your name. The volunteer will then take you through our marketplace. Our food is sectioned into similar items, and based on your family size and available supplies you will be able to select a certain number of items per area. You are allowed to choose from available items to select your own family’s preferences. Areas often include:

If this is your first visit, please bring:

• Proof of address (driver’s licence etc.)
• Proof of your total monthly family income
• Proof of your rental and utility costs (lease agreement, cancelled cheque, passbook etc.)
• If you have children, please bring identification (name and birth date) such as a birth certificate or passport for each child
• Empty bags for groceries

If you have been to the food bank before, please remember to bring your food bank registration card with you.

If someone else has to pick up your food, please be sure that person has both your registration card and a letter signed by you.

If at any time you are out of food and have already had your monthly pick-up, please come in and speak to one of our co-ordinators. They will try to give you an emergency supply, if food is available.

Bruce was having trouble finding a job when a friend mentioned the food bank. Coming to Eden the first time, he sat on a chair in the lobby hungry, embarrassed, and “looking at the door in case” of being recognized by anyone.

But soon Bruce’s feelings would change. “When I got up to the counter they made me feel so welcome right then and there…I met so many nice people that I would come every month and they saved my life.” Eden became a place for more than just food; Bruce sees Eden as a place where people can come “get help with your nutritional needs, but also with your emotional needs.”

The volunteers make the difference at Eden. “These people are all volunteers and they do this on their own time and they do it with a smile and they do it with great effort…they don’t criticize you and they don’t put you in a position where you feel like you aren’t worthy.”

Bruce hasn’t needed Eden’s food bank for a few years, but will still visit occasionally. Only now, when B’s walks through the doors the feelings are very different from that first time. “I feel great when I come back for a visit…I couldn’t afford to buy the food and what food I got from here, it got me back on my feet and there is nothing to be ashamed of.”

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