Reverse Advent calendar – a new twist on an old tradition

It’s better to give than to receive and one of Peel Regional Police Bureaus will give every single day leading up to Christmas Day. The Corporate Communications Bureau is celebrating the season of giving by trading in their chocolate calendars for a new holiday tradition: The Reverse Advent Calendar.

Instead of opening a small window and taking a treat, the reverse calendar gives back to the community. Each day, a different food item will be collected and added to a box for donation to a local food bank. The items chosen for their calendar are considered most needed by local food banks. The calendar includes canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, soups, cereal and other non-perishable items. On Dec. 24, Peel Regional Police will donate their overflowing box of food to a local food bank.

Hundreds of families rely on the support of food banks every day in the Region of Peel. The Mississauga Food Bank alone serves more than 200,000 meals per month and the holidays are no exception. Start a new tradition in your home or workplace with the Reverse Advent Calendar and lend a hand to your neighbours in need.

Visit to learn more about the supported charities and watch this video for more about the Reverse Advent Calendar.


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