Representatives of CUPE Local 966, representing 3,500 workers in Peel Region, will visit the Mississauga Food Bank on Tuesday, December 18th, to donate $3,500 to the food bank’s efforts to fight hunger this winter season.

“Every year, the Mississauga Food Bank provides food for over 2.6 million meals to hungry neighbours in our community,” said JP McMillan, Director of Development and Marketing. “But this would not be possible without supporters like CUPE. Thanks to their generous donation, we’ll be able to distribute 7,000 holiday meals to families, kids, and seniors who are struggling to make ends meet during out most critical time of the year.”

“At this time of the year, many families in Peel Region are facing additional financial pressures. The members of CUPE Local 966, who work on the frontline in our communities, know this very well. And we want to help. On behalf of our membership, we are pleased to present a cheque to the Mississauga Food Bank tomorrow, and to tour their AquaGrow Farm and see firsthand the vital work they are doing,” said Salil Arya, President of Local 966.

Who:                Representatives of CUPE Local 966

What:               Presentation of $3,500 donation

When:             Tuesday, December 18th, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

Where:            Mississauga Food Bank, 3121 Universal Drive, Mississauga, ON

Note:  Peel Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros is expected to attend along with CUPE Local 966.

CUPE Local 966 represents nearly 3,500 members working in public health, social services, public works, water and wastewater, public transportation, long-term care, and in shelters and supportive housing.