As we all sit back and enjoy our amazing meals this holiday season, it is very important that we remember that there are hundreds of people in our community facing food insecurity. Seva Food Bank is committed to meeting the needs of the community by providing safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate and personally acceptable food. Our Malton and Wolfedale sites serve approximately 1650 people each month. Unfortunately, 2 in 5 are children.
“Seva Food Bank provides my family with a lot of great food, but also many opportunities to do things we could not otherwise afford to do,” says Linda, a single mother of two. Linda and her family have been using the Seva Food Bank for a year. “We have always wanted to see a Maple Leafs Game, my boys- they love hockey. When we heard that Seva Families could see a game I jumped at the opportunity”. Linda and her sons, joined several other families at the Air Canada Centre to watch the game. “Box seats. We were treated so well. My sons loved it. They could not ask for a better Christmas gift”, Linda states.
As registered families at Seva Food Bank, Linda and her family have access to many additional services. The partnership with Kids Up Front, a GTA-based charity, provides our families with many opportunities, like hockey game tickets, summer camps, and concerts.
You can help families like Linda’s. Here are three ways to give back to the community this holiday season.
Seva Food Bank relies on the financial support of donors just like you. Did you know that it costs $500.00 a day to keep the doors open? That is rent, utilities, and telecommunications. All funds support programs and services for low-income families.
Your food donation will support local families. In November 2014, Seva Food Bank distributed over 62,000 pounds of safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate and personally acceptable food to the families we serve. Approximately, 40% of the food distributed to the community was generously supported by community members just like you.
Your gifts of rice, lentils, canned fish, cooking oil, baby food and hygiene products are especially important this time of year. To arrange a food donation this season, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate Your Time
Seva Food Bank could not exist without volunteers. Volunteers are an integral part of our team and are essential in providing the best services to the families that we serve.
Volunteers work in all aspects of the organization. They assist in policy development, governance, serving clients, and fund development. Their expertise guides us as we move into the future.
To volunteer with us, please email us at email@example.com