‘twas The Bite Before Christmas was founded (9) years ago by (Dan Meadowcroft and Frank Bailey) with the aim to raise awareness and funds for food banks throughout Mississauga. TSOC is a local Mississauga business (established in 1983) with headquarters in Streetsville and the official sponsor for the inaugural (Streetsville Breakfast). TSOC has been a long-time supporter of ‘twas The Bite Before Christmas (Port Credit – Turkey Dinner) and over the many years and after several conversations between (Dan Meadowcroft and Imran Hasan), the idea of the (Streetsville Breakfast) was given the blessing to proceed in 2018. This charity fundraising event was established to continue with the aim of helping raise awareness and funds for local food banks. A meeting was held at (Drake, A Firkin Pub) on (November 06 2018) between (Dan Meadowcroft, Imran Hasan and Patric Dugas) to establish a date and decide on a location. The concept was to host a buffet breakfast with focus on families (kids eat free) and include local community stakeholders. The event was quickly organized with the commitment and support from local entrepreneur (Steve D’Orsay – Drake, A Firkin Pub) who offered to host the event and generous in-kind donors including (Tim Hortons, Jakeman’s Maple Products, Panera Bread, Mister Produce, Maple Lodge Farms, Raptors 905). The goal was to invite (100) people to donate ($20) and raise ($2000) with (100%) of the proceeds going directly to the local food bank (Eden Food For Change). The event was promoted through social media, printed posters and by word of mouth with the help from dedicated volunteers (Sandra Pitts and Eddie Suliman). The event received overwhelming support from the community including (residents, businesses, first responders, clergy, service organizations, elected officials) and the outcome exceeded the initial goal. After the event concluded, a local financial institution (Meridian Credit Union) reached out and offered to match the initial fundraising goal by donating an additional ($2000). A combined donation ($5,100) cheque presentation was made to (Eden Food For Change) on (Tuesday, December 18 2018 @11AM) at (Drake, A Firkin Pub). Thank you to the kind and generous people of (Mississauga-Streetsville) and beyond for helping give a hand up to the community in need with dignity and respect at this special time of year.