The devastating impact on people’s lives and health due to COVID-19 has made 2020 a challenging year and continues into 2021. The pandemic has also negatively impacted the economy and brought financial hardships for many. For some, the loss of income has led to “food insecurity” – a term used to describe the challenge individuals and families face in having access to nutritious food.
In order to provide much-needed assistance, the volunteers of BAPS Charities organized local food drives in 14 cities across Canada to serve the community at large.
One such food drive was organized in Regina, SK during the holiday season during which over 360 pounds of non-perishable food items were donated to Regina Food Bank on January 4, 2021.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank BAPS Charities for the donation of rice, canned beans and vegetables, cereal, pasta, and peanut butter. Your 360 pounds of food donations have been staples in our client hampers and our families have been so grateful.” Said Kim Baker, Reclamation Coordinator, “Once again, thank you for your donation. Together we can fight hunger and feed hope.”
Donations were collected while observing appropriate masking and social distancing guidelines to protect the health of everyone involved. BAPS Charities thanks all of the volunteers and donors who came together to help the community during these difficult times.