Food bank helps Brampton’s less fortunate with care package giveaway

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Published September 6, 2022 at 10:49 am

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A local food bank is helping Brampton’s homeless and less fortunate residents with care packages full of free essentials and toiletries.

On Sunday (Sept. 11), the Sai Dham Food Bank will be giving away hundreds of kits filled with warm socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary wipes, and many more personal items to Brampton residents in need.

“Sai Dham Food Bank’s overall mission is to improve the quality of life for as many individuals as we can in any way possible,” the food bank said in a statement. “That is why we decided to host this event to help provide as many essentials as we can to those who are less fortunate.”

The giveaway will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 165 Main St. North, across the street from Grace United Church in Brampton.

The Sai Dham Food Bank was founded in 2012 with a mission to feed low income seniors and the physically disabled who could not get to food banks. Since then it has expanded to include free breakfast programs for children, international student food support, COVID-19 relief and sleeping bag donations for the homeless.

In addition to helping seniors, low income families, and many others, the food bank says it gives approximately 100,000 lbs of food to other agencies every month.

Sai Dham Food Bank said it is currently in need of donations of the following items:
  • Baby food and formula
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Rice, grains, flour, lentils, beans
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce and canned tomatoes (whole or crushed)
  • Oil, margarine
  • Salt, sugar
  • Cans of soup and stew
  • Powdered, canned and stable milk
  • Dried Fruit/Energy bars
  • Salsa

The food bank has three drop off locations in Brampton at 30 Damatta Dr., 98 Yellow Avens Blvd., and 21 Eastview Gate for residents looking to donate items.

Sai Dham Food Bank is a registered charitable food bank that is open seven days a week and operates in over 20 cities across the GTA, York and Guelph regions. For more information on the donations and visit www.saidhamfoodbank.com or contact the food bank at 437-988-4422 or [email protected]

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