As part of the Rabba Roots Community Program, MPP Rudy Cuzzetto (left) and Rima Rabba (middle) on June 28 delivered baby food products to The Compass, a local charity with the help of Trish Trapini, the market manager of The Compass (right). The donation
Rabba Fine Foods is continuing its commitment to supporting its communities in the Greater Toronto Area’s by delivering baby food products to The Compass, a Mississauga, Ont.-based charitable organization devoted to serving the vulnerable.
Part of the company’s Rabba Roots Community Program, and in partnership with MPP Rudy Cuzzetto, the donation aims to feed 1,000 local children who are facing food insecurity. The donation will be distributed through food pantries and meal programs to serve families with children at risk of hunger.
“Food insecurity is an extremely important issue, especially in our regions,” says Rima Rabba, spokesperson for Rabba Fine Foods. “It’s become even more pressing during the pandemic and we’re doing everything we can to support the work of local organizations like The Compass and Mississauga Food Bank.”
“Local community organizations like The Compass Food Bank have been on the front lines of our emergency response since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing support to those who need it most,” says Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “Today's generous donation of baby food products from the Rabba Roots Community Program will help ensure that The Compass can continue to support the most vulnerable in our community at this challenging time. I want to congratulate Rick Rabba and the entire Rabba Fine Foods team on their inspiring Ontario Spirit.”
In 2020, The Compass saw a 26% increase in demand for services from the previous year. With the help of more than 270 volunteers, the organization received some 17,742 visits in 2020 and distributed more than 612,000 pounds of food to a total of 1,131 households.
“The generosity bestowed on The Compass to help us support the vulnerable in our community is uplifting for the entire community,” says Mike Giguere, board chair of The Compass. “There are none more vulnerable than the very young in our midst whose families and households are under financial stress. This donation of baby food by Rabba is a boon to the community. Thank you to Rabba and our MPP, Rudy Cuzzetto.”
Rabba Fine Foods is a local market and convenience store that serves the daily grocery needs of more than 34 neighbourhoods in the central and western parts of the GTA.