Eden Food For Change is the local food centre serving the Mississauga community in need through access to fresh and nutritious food. Eden Food For Change also provides education and training through an in-house learning kitchen. Members benefit from hands-on experience preparing healthy meals and gaining transferable skills in preparation for employment readiness.
The Streetsville Christmas Breakfast was founded in 2018 by local resident and entrepreneur (Imran Hasan, President at TSOC – Transglobal Systems Of Canada) to help raise awareness and funds for his local Mississauga Food Centre, Eden Food For Change.
The original goal was to raise ($2,000) by inviting (100) concerned citizens and community stakeholders to participate in a buffet dining experience in exchange for a ($20) donation. Local businesses (Drake, A Firkin Pub + Coffee Culture) offered the venue and gourmet refreshments to ensure a ($0) cost event and (100%) of the proceeds would benefit the charity.
The news of this collaboration reached the attention of a local financial institution (Meridian Credit Union) who generously offered to match the ($2,000) fundraising goal. The inaugural event was held (Saturday, December 08 2018) and the outcome exceeded expectations by raising ($5,100). A hybrid model was introduced in 2021 which served (827) DRIVE-THRU + (240) DINE-IN meals raising more than ($48,100).
This annual event continues to evolve under the guidance of health professionals at Region of Peel despite the COVID-19 challenges. The success of this initiative is due to the continued support from First Responders, Small Businesses, Service Organizations, Local Musicians, Volunteers, and the Public. We are grateful to our community partners and concerned citizens for their generosity and support.