Company delivers baby food products to help feed 1,000 children as part of its Rabba Roots program
Rabba Fine Foods, the Greater Toronto Area’s local neighbourhood market, delivered baby food products to The Compass, a Mississauga-based charitable organization devoted to serving the vulnerable on Monday, June 28. Part of the company’s Rabba Roots Community Program and in partnership with MPP Rudy Cuzzetto, the donation aims to feed 1,000 children in the community that 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 per cent 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 invites all those who are able to make a donation to their local food bank to do so.
About Rabba Fine Foods
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. 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 Compass
Located in Port Credit, Ontario serving South Mississauga, The Compass is a proud member of The Mississauga Food Bank. The organization provides immediate assistance with food and practical and spiritual support to people from low income households. Originally founded by a group of local Christian Churches in 2002 with a mission to provide a safe and welcoming place for people to come for help. The organizations mission still remains the foundation of what it does today. For more information on The Compass or its programs, visit thecompass.ca.
About MPP Rudy Cuzzetto
Rudy Cuzzetto is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. He represents the riding of Mississauga-Lakeshore as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. MPP Rudy Cuzzetto’s current parliamentary roles includes Member of Standing Committee on Estimates, Member of Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board (Internal Audit). For more information on MPP Rudy Cuzzetto, visit cuzzetto.com.
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