For Immediate Release
October 10, 2016
Mayor Crombie Marks Thanksgiving 2016
“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Council, we extend our warmest and sincerest best wishes to all residents during this Thanksgiving season.
“In Mississauga we have so much to be thankful for. We live in a welcoming and thriving community where all people have opportunities to earn an education, raise a family, find a good-paying job, and enjoy an unrivaled quality of life.
“As family, friends, and neighbours gather together to share in new memories and to celebrate the Thanksgiving season, let us also remember those who are less fortunate. Many of our most vulnerable residents are often the same individuals who rely on foodbanks for nourishment.
“Our 2016 Citywide Food Drive is a combined effort that is working toward supporting The Mississauga Food Bank’s Annual Thanksgiving Campaign in partnership with the City’s Fire and Emergency Services team.
“There’s still plenty of time to get involved. I encourage all citizens to take part in the #OneBagChallenge.
“Participants are asked to drop off non-perishable food donations at their local fire stations, grocery store or The Mississauga Food Bank. This year’s Food Drive Challenge aims to raise $100,000 and 200,000 pounds of food by October 14.
“I want to thank everyone in advance for their willingness to participate and their compassionate generosity to help neighbours in need.
“Once again, from my family to yours, have a memorable and Happy Thanksgiving.”
Mayor Crombie’s #OneBagChallenge video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/2vufMiLtBXE.