The Story behind ‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas.
In 2009 Dan Meadowcroft and Frank Bailey sat down for coffee on the Lakeshore in Port Credit. They talked about how they should try and do something and raise some money and collect some food for the area food bank. Shortly after, a small group of people including Ellen Timms (Port Credit BIA), Charles Sousa MPP, Pat Anderson (Westaire), Dan and Frank sat in the lighthouse and discussed the possibility of having a family friendly dinner to raise some money for the Mississauga Food Bank and The Compass who were in need of help. Frank suggested Twas the Bite before Christmas, Pat said we will be a sponsor, Charles said I will do a turkey drive, Dan said I will get the food and make arrangements, Ellen said she would coordinate the money and be home base for the event. Twas the Bite Before Christmas was born.
Charitable acts don’t just enrich individuals who give and receive; they serve as a uniquely powerful focal point for fellowship. Dan`s objective in founding Twas the Bite before Christmas was to create something inclusive that would connect with the community`s natural impulse to give.
On December 5, Twas the Bite before Christmas hosted another successful Turkey Dinner at The Oasis Convention Centre. This was the 9th anniversary where the Community came together to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope and assist those less fortunate. No child should ever have to go to school hungry
Photos by Peeter Poldre and Susan Gibbins