Volunteer of the Month: May 2015: Dorothy

At Seva, we deeply value all of the time and energy our team of dedicated volunteers offer week in and week out. Many of these volunteers have personal goals of their own that they hope to achieve through helping individuals within their municipality. For some of us, giving back results

Continue reading

Recipe of the Month: Sabina’s Bean Salad

1 can green beans or 1/2 pound fresh green beans (if using fresh, trim green beans and cut in half) 2 tbsp cider vinegar 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 tsp grainy mustard 1 can (15.5 oz) kidney beans, rinsed

Continue reading

Leafy Greens

leafy greens

Want to lose weight? Want to have more energy? Want to have eyes of a hawk? Want mental clarity? Want to stay young forever? Go green! Leafy greens are amongst the best vegetables in the world and the closest to the universal miracle food. They are packed with micronutrients and

Continue reading

Folic acid – Not just for pregnant women!

folic acid

Folic acid is widely known to help prevent birth defects, but it’s not just for pregnant women. Folic acid (also known as folate or Vitamin B9), has multiple health benefits for women and men of all ages. Folic acid helps the body break down, create and use new proteins as

Continue reading

Prenatal Care

prenatal care

Prenatal care is important – for you and your baby. Statistics indicate that babies of mothers who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who receive prenatal care. Prenatal

Continue reading

Langar: The Social Reformation

langar

By Armin Sethi Langar is a concept that is largely recognized in the world as being the “free kitchen” – one aspect of the Sikh religion that was conceptualized by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Some people trace the word “Langar” to Sanskrit, in which it means

Continue reading

It is Volunteer Nomination time!

Join us in the process of finding our Seva Volunteer Award recipients for 2015. Awards will be presented on May 10th, 2015 during our Seva Spark Gala! For more information, and to submit your choice, please click here. Also, you can keep up to date with Seva on our Facebook

Continue reading

Seva Food Bank will be closed for the long weekend

Seva Food Bank will be closed for the long weekend at both locations from Friday April 3rd to Monday April 6th. We will re-open at Malton on Tuesday April 7th for our drop-in hours 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Wolfedale we will re-open Wednesday April 8th for our drop-in hours 4:00-8:00 pm.

Continue reading

Recipe of the Month: Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup Ingredients: How to Cook: Step 1: Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, ginger and garlic. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is soft. Step 2: Add carrots, stock and 2 cups water to

Continue reading