Carolyn Parrish and Chris Hatch, executive director of the Mississauga Food BankCarolyn Parrish’s ‘Grand Ole Jamboree’ raised more than $30,000 for the Mississauga Food Bank – that’s enough to double the amount of fresh milk the food bank distributes to its clients across the city.

Guests enjoyed great country tunes and delicious food at the beautiful Riverwood Conservancy, all for a great cause.

“Young children require milk to develop into healthy adults,” says Carolyn. “My grandkids go through several litres a day without the restrictions poverty would impose.”

Food bank clients had been requesting more fresh milk for their families. Before Carolyn started the Milk Fund they received one litre of milk per month.

“Food bank client families will now receive at least twice as much milk at their monthly visit,” says Chris Hatch, executive director of the Mississauga Food Bank. “Giving our clients better access to nutritious food like milk makes a big difference to their health and quality of life, especially for children. We’re very grateful to Carolyn Parrish and the generous donors who made this possible.”

Rabba Fine Foods supplies the extra milk to the food bank at cost. Mattamy Homes, Precise ParkLink, Cold Stone Creamery, Rotary Meadowvale, Paradise Homes, Direct Nissan, Sam McDadi Real Estate and Al-Farooq Mosque were sponsors of the event.