Community Living Mississauga and The Mississauga Food Bank have been selected joint recipients in Mississauga for the 2021 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign.

Community Living Mississauga is honoured to be a joint recipient for proceeds from this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign. Every Smile Cookie purchased at participating Tim Hortons Restaurants in Mississauga from September 13 – 19, 2021 will benefit Community Living Mississauga and The Mississauga Food Bank.

Over the past six years, the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign has donated more than $560,000 to unfunded programs at Community Living Mississauga. These programs focus on supporting children, youth and teens who have an intellectual disability to participate in community-based recreational activities, summer camps and volunteer opportunities.

“We can’t express enough thanks to everyone at Tim Hortons as well as everyone who buys Smile Cookies.” said Keith Tansley, Executive Director at Community Living Mississauga. “For the second year in a row, almost all of our fundraising events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, so our unfunded programs will be relying heavily on the funds raised by the Smile Cookie campaign.”

The recipient charities for local proceeds for the annual Smile Cookie campaign are selected by the owners of the Tim Hortons restaurants in each participating city.

“Community Living Mississauga is very thankful to all of the Tim Hortons owners and is fortunate to have such a strong and long-standing relationship with so many of them,” explained Tansley. “This connection extends beyond just our fundraising events and also includes partnerships with our supported employment programs.”

This year, Tim Hortons owners are increasing the scope of the Smile Cookie Campaign’s impact by also supporting The Mississauga Food Bank with proceeds from Smile Cookie sales.

“We have worked with the Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners of Mississauga for many years on our annual Thanksgiving campaign, and I’m excited to grow our partnership to make an even bigger impact during a time where food insecurity is a reality for many in our community,” says Meghan Nicholls, CEO at The Mississauga Food Bank. “The effects of the pandemic continue to impact our vulnerable neighbours the hardest – and will for years to come. To be a recipient of this campaign will make an incredible impact in our community, and allow us to continue to put fresh and appropriate food on the table for our hungry neighbours.”

Smile Cookies are available for pre-order now, and you can download the order form here. Smile Cookies will be available for purchase in participating restaurants from September 13 – 19, 2021. Each cookie costs $1 (plus tax) and 100% of proceeds raised in our community will go to supporting Community Living Mississauga and the Mississauga Food Bank.