Rabba joins Mayor Crombie’s 2021 Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of the Mississauga Food Bank

Mississauga, Ont., October 5, 2021 – Rabba Fine Foods, the Greater Toronto Area’s local neighbourhood market, has joined Mayor Crombie’s 2021 Thanksgiving Food Drive as a community sponsor. Through its Rabba Roots community program, the company has been a proud partner of The Mississauga Food Bank over the years, providing greater food choices to low income residents, giving them the ability to exercise nutritional choice in their diet. 

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie (left), joins Sparky the Fire Dog, Jack Rabba (middle), Donny the Donation Bag, Deryn Rizzi, Fire Chief and Director, Emergency Management for the City of Mississauga (second from the right)) and Meghan Nicholls, CEO of The Mississauga Food Bank (right), September 14, to announce the launch of her 2021 Thanksgiving Food Drive.  

“We are delighted to support once again Mayor Crombie’s Thanksgiving Food Drive,” says Rick Rabba, president of Rabba Fine Foods. “There are a lot of residents in Mississauga and beyond who are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table and we’re doing everything we can to collaborate with community groups like The Mississauga Food Bank.”

The seventh annual Thanksgiving Food Drive runs to Oct. 17 with the goal of raising $400,000 and 200,000 pounds of food. 

“The success of our city-wide Thanksgiving Food Drive wouldn’t be possible without the support of community partners like Rabba Fine Foods,” says Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. “Together, we share the same vision, and that’s ensuring all residents in our city have access to healthy food year round. I want to thank Rabba Fine Foods for doing so much to support vulnerable residents here in Mississauga.”

In 2020, more than 25,800 hungry neighbours visited a food bank – some 6,800 for the first time. 

Rabba invites all those who are able to make a donation to support Mayor Crombie’s 2021 Thanksgiving Food Drive to do so by visiting themississaugafoodbank.org/thanksgiving.

About Rabba Fine Foods

Rabba Fine Foods is a local market and convenience store that serves the daily grocery needs of more than 35 neighbourhoods in the central and western parts of the GTA. Open year round, 24 hours a day, Rabba offers everything you’d expect from your local market – fresh produce, deli counter, ready-to-eat items, bakery, dairy products and other essential supplies for home or work. A family-run business with roots extending back to 1967, Rabba is committed to serving its neighbours and friends in the GTA and meeting their ever-changing grocery and convenience needs. For more information on Rabba or any of its locations, visit rabba.com.

About The Mississauga Food Bank

The Mississauga Food Bank is the central food bank in Mississauga. Through its network of over 50 agencies including neighbourhood food banks, pantries, and meal and snack programs, the food bank distributes food for almost five million meals each year to vulnerable children, seniors, families, and neighbours in Mississauga. For more information on The Mississauga Food Bank or its programs, visit themississaugafoodbank.org.

For more information:

Samiha Fariha
Torchia Communications
Cell: 647-268-6687