GET FOOD


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

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

WHAT TO 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.

ADVOCACY/SUPPORT

When you come to the Food Bank at Eden as you register you will meet with one of our advocates. Our advocates are trained to know of local resources that can help people living in poverty. Please note that you can ask to speak to an advocate if you need some information at any time.

TO REGISTER, YOU WILL NEED:

  • 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, 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.

  • Canned soup
  • Dry soups
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Dry Side dishes
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned beans
  • Tinned veggies
  • Cereal
  • Cookies
  • Canned meats / fish
  • Tinned fruit
  • Rice
  • Juice crystals
  • Baking Supplies
  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Frozen dinner (often cooked in our kitchen by volunteers)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Baby items

THINGS TO REMEMBER

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT, YOU WILL NEED:

  • 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.

HOURS & LOCATIONS

UNITY LOCATION

ADDRESS
3185 Unity Drive, Unit 2
Mississauga, ON. L5L 4L5

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

HOURS OF OPERATION :

Tuesday: 12PM - 2:30PM / 5PM - 7PM
Thursday: 10AM - 12PM

BATTLEFORD LOCATION

ADDRESS
3051 Battleford Road
Mississauga, Ontario. L5N 5Z9

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

HOURS OF OPERATION :

Monday: 10AM - 12PM / 1PM - 3PM
Thursday: 6PM - 8:30PM

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