Take steps to teach your children about social justice and compassion for others while making a difference in your community, by participating in one of our Family Nights!

Family Night takes place once a month at 2-3185 Unity Drive in Mississauga. Families must bring food with them to donate (ideally 10-12 items per participating child). This event is geared towards children ages 4-13 and all children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. (All participants must wear closed-toed shoes).

The evening includes a tour of our facilities and information about hunger in western Mississauga. Families then learn to sort the food brought in that evening, as well as any other food that might have been dropped off that day.

For more information, please check out our FAQ section for Family Night, or contact You can register for this opportunity by clicking on the appropriate date. Space is limited, so you must register in advance.


This program is mainly geared for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years.

No, an adult must accompany the children.

No, the focus of this event is about education about our community and the programs we provide. The volunteering portion is a shorter section of the event so we are not able to sign the volunteer hours forms at this event.

Yes. Often we do not have donations to be sorted by family night participants unless they bring in the food with them. We recommend about eight to ten items per person, but it is up to you. Please check out our current needs list which is updated monthly for some suggestions.

Unfortunately, the earliest we can take volunteers is the summer before grade nine. Also, we do not often have food to be sorted by people unless they bring it in themselves from a food drive they have held themselves.


EFFC has a 4-star charity rating from Charity Intelligence.