Mississauga, Ont. – Just in time for Easter, Rabba Fine Foods is teaming up with Maple Leaf Foods and The Mississauga Food Bank as part of its Rabba Roots Community Giving program.
With the support of Maple Leaf Foods, Rabba was able to provide 250 pounds of quality Maple Leaf Easter hams: The two Ontario-based companies share a mutual commitment to helping local communities.
“Each year, we do our very best to support The Mississauga Food Bank in its important work in our communities,” says Rima Rabba, leader of the Rabba Roots Community Giving Program. “It’s an honour to work with partners like Maple Leaf Foods who share our commitment to fighting food insecurity and supporting the work of our local food banks.”
The Mississauga Food Bank will distribute the food through its 50-plus network agencies across the city and through its “FoodBank2Home” delivery program to homebound neighbours.
“The Mississauga Food Bank would like to thank Rabba Fine Foods, and its Rabba Roots Community Giving Program for their ongoing commitment to supporting the food bank through a variety of initiatives throughout the years,” says Meghan Nicholls, CEO of The Mississauga Food Bank. “We also appreciate the generous support of Maple Leaf Foods in helping ensure neighbours in need have access to healthy and appropriate food across Mississauga.”
Like many food banks across the country, the Mississauga Food Bank is in urgent need of food. Food bank usage is up 60% since 2019 and continues to rise.
“Maple Leaf Foods has a long history of working to combat food insecurity across Canada,” says Stephen Carroll, customer business development manager at Maple Leaf Foods. “It’s our mission to support the communities in which we serve and we are very proud to support The Mississauga Food Bank with this donation.”
Built on more than 50 years of grocery service to the community, the Rabba Roots Community Giving Program is dedicated to contributing to the lives of people through access to food, health and emergency services. Its community partners include Good Shepherd Ministries, the Grocery Foundation (Toonies for Tummies program), Trillium Health Partners Foundation as well as The Mississauga Food Bank.
Last year, Rabba Fine Foods was a 2022 CSNC Impact Awards winner in recognition of its legacy of giving back to its communities: Founded in 1967, the family-run business serves the daily grocery needs of more than 36 neighbourhoods in the central and western parts of the GTA.