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Soup’s On – Warm Up On a Cold Winter Day

City services | February 9, 2023

During our cold Canadian winters, with frigid temperatures and a chill that lingers long after you’ve come in from the cold, there’s nothing like a comforting and hot bowl of soup to warm you up.

Just last week, on February 4, we celebrated National Homemade Soup Day. Considering the weather outside, what better time to indulge in a bowl of the ultimate in winter comfort food – a tasty soup. And with so many varieties of soups, from vegetarian to meaty, from a light consommé soup to a hearty creamy chowder, there’s definitely a soup to suit everyone’s tastes. So pick your favourite or try something new and enjoy!

Making Your Own?

If you want to try your hand at some new soup recipes, Mississauga Library has a great selection of cookbooks to help you find just the right soup to suit your fancy and help you use up any leftover veggies sitting in your fridge. So grab a recipe, gather up the ingredients and get cooking! And if you want recommendations from others, you can join Mississauga Library’s Cookbook book clubs where you can share the best recipes.

Helping Ensure Others Get a Warm Meal Too

With the increasing cost of food, food insecurity is also on the rise and more people are turning to food banks than ever before. The Mississauga Food Bank has seen record numbers over the past year, with 50 per cent more visits through its network of more than 50 agencies than last year and 60 per cent more unique individuals served than before the pandemic. The cold winter months are an optimal time to donate to The Mississauga Food Bank. While donating is top of mind for people around Thanksgiving and over the holidays, donations decrease at this time of year. With your financial donations, The Mississauga Food Bank can purchase fresh and frozen food to ensure they can provide as much healthy and nutritious food for neighbours in need as possible. They direct your monetary donations to purchase items in bulk by the skid direct from the manufacturer, which allows them to avoid the retailer markup and make your dollars stretch. Because everyone in Mississauga deserves a warm bowl of soup during these cold winter months.

About the Mississauga Food Bank The Mississauga Food Bank is the central food bank in Mississauga, leading a network of over 50 agencies including neighbourhood food banks, pantries, and meal and snack programs to distribute food for over five million meals each year to vulnerable children, seniors, families, and neighbours in Mississauga. For information about how to donate, visit


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