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Toonie
Tuesday
Feed a family with just a toonie
How many people are hungry in Canada?
 More than 4 million Canadians live
in food-insecure households
 This means that t...
Why are people hungry in Canada?
 There are lots of reason that people can’t
afford to buy food regularly:
 Lost their j...
Using a Food Bank in Ontario
 In 2014 374,698 people helped by food
banks in March
 35% were children!
That’s 131,144 ki...
The Food Bank at Eden
 If people need help getting food in western
Mississauga they can come to the Food
Bank at Eden to ...
How do we give away food?
 In 2014 485,562 lbs of food was donated to
us from the community!
 Plus, with the money the c...
Who visited our Food Bank?
How often did people visit?
3.53% 9.57%
18.56%
22.89%
45.44%
# of visits in 2014
13+ times
Monthly
8 to 11 times
4 to 7 ti...
How much food do we give?
 Each person received about 32 lbs of food
per visit (that was 4lbs more than 2013!)
 Each fam...
How else do we help?
 Free COOKING CLASSES for people who use
our Food Bank!
 They learn how to cook healthy food withou...
How else do we help?
 Our Fresh Produce Box helps EVERYONE
access fruits and vegetables affordably!
How can YOU make a difference?
 If you buy $10 worth of FOOD the food bank
will distribute $10 worth of food to hungry
fa...
How is that possible???
 As a food bank, Eden has a greater
purchasing power than the average person
 When purchasing fo...
PEANUT BUTTER EXAMPLE
 Peanut butter is a staple item that is commonly
needed at food banks, however, peanut butter
is ex...
TOONIE TUESDAY
 On a Tuesday in November, Eden Food for
Change asks students to help people in need in
their community by...
TOONIE TUESDAY
Please donate as much as
you can to our Toonie
Tuesday fundraiser this
November and help to feed
families i...
Resources
 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-
debate/donating-edible-waste-to-food-
banks-in-exchange-for-tax-credit-n...
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What happens at Eden Food for Change.
A presentation for schools and other organizations supporting EFFC's programs that serve western Mississauga

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2015 Toonie Tuesday Presentation

  1. 1. Toonie Tuesday Feed a family with just a toonie
  2. 2. How many people are hungry in Canada?  More than 4 million Canadians live in food-insecure households  This means that they don’t always know if they will have enough food every day for everyone in the house 841,191 CANADIANS need to use a food bank every month
  3. 3. Why are people hungry in Canada?  There are lots of reason that people can’t afford to buy food regularly:  Lost their job  Have a job that doesn’t pay enough  Too sick to work  An accident
  4. 4. Using a Food Bank in Ontario  In 2014 374,698 people helped by food banks in March  35% were children! That’s 131,144 kids that needed help from a food bank in Ontario!!!
  5. 5. The Food Bank at Eden  If people need help getting food in western Mississauga they can come to the Food Bank at Eden to receive a variety of food!  In 2014 we served around 400 families every month
  6. 6. How do we give away food?  In 2014 485,562 lbs of food was donated to us from the community!  Plus, with the money the community donated we bought 23,352 lbs of food!  Fresh food like:  Milk  Vegetables  Meat
  7. 7. Who visited our Food Bank?
  8. 8. How often did people visit? 3.53% 9.57% 18.56% 22.89% 45.44% # of visits in 2014 13+ times Monthly 8 to 11 times 4 to 7 times 3 times or less
  9. 9. How much food do we give?  Each person received about 32 lbs of food per visit (that was 4lbs more than 2013!)  Each family receives a quantity and variety of food to make healthy, nutritious meals for 7 – 10 days  On average, our Food Bank members spend 73% of their income on rent and utilities  many have to choose between a roof over their head or food for their families because they cannot afford both
  10. 10. How else do we help?  Free COOKING CLASSES for people who use our Food Bank!  They learn how to cook healthy food without having to spend a lot of money!
  11. 11. How else do we help?  Our Fresh Produce Box helps EVERYONE access fruits and vegetables affordably!
  12. 12. How can YOU make a difference?  If you buy $10 worth of FOOD the food bank will distribute $10 worth of food to hungry families in our community  If you DONATE $10 to the food bank, they can acquire and distribute up to $100 worth of food to people in need  Current average is about $45 worth of food for every $10 donated
  13. 13. How is that possible???  As a food bank, Eden has a greater purchasing power than the average person  When purchasing food, the food bank connects directly with food distributers such as the Ontario Food Terminal and…  Donated products help to lower the cost  Eden is given a discount for being a food bank  Eden buys products in bulk and may also be given discounts for such large purchases
  14. 14. PEANUT BUTTER EXAMPLE  Peanut butter is a staple item that is commonly needed at food banks, however, peanut butter is expensive (about $5.00 per jar)  When the Food Bank at Eden purchases peanut butter they buy 2 whole skids and they are given:  A discount for being a food bank  Bulk purchase discount  Some peanut butter is donated  SO… one jar of peanut butter costs the Food Bank at Eden $0.50 instead of $5.00!!!
  15. 15. TOONIE TUESDAY  On a Tuesday in November, Eden Food for Change asks students to help people in need in their community by donating a Toonie to the food bank  Every $2.00 donated helps Eden food bank to provide the food needed for 4 MEALS for a local family!!!
  16. 16. TOONIE TUESDAY Please donate as much as you can to our Toonie Tuesday fundraiser this November and help to feed families in need in your community! THANK YOU!
  17. 17. Resources  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe- debate/donating-edible-waste-to-food- banks-in-exchange-for-tax-credit-now-thats- a-rubbish-idea/article27064689/  https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/getmed ia/7739cdff-72d5-4cee-85e9- 54d456669564/HungerCount_2014_EN.pdf.as px?ext=.pdf

What happens at Eden Food for Change. A presentation for schools and other organizations supporting EFFC's programs that serve western Mississauga

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