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COVID-19 Pandemic: 4,000 Lbs of Fresh Vegetables Donated to Frontline and Charitable Organizations across Toronto, ON

On June 19-20, 2020, BAPS Charities volunteers delivered 4,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to frontline and charitable organizations across the Greater Toronto Area. The vegetables were delivered while following social distancing and safety guidelines.

As Canada is being challenged with the COVID-19 pandemic, food accessibility has become a growing concern. BAPS Charities has been at the forefront in supporting local communities, hospitals, school districts, healthcare workers, and first responders who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of the recipients were appreciative and thankful for the support provided by BAPS Charities. Ms. Susan Bull, Manager of Nutrition and Food Services, Scarborough Health Network, accepted the donation on behalf of the hospital and appreciated the support of BAPS Charities. “Please accept my sincere thanks for the generous donation of 1,500 pounds of (Prince Edward Island) potatoes” she said. “How thoughtful of you to think of our hospital patients during this stressful time.”

“The other recipients, which included a seniors’ home and other smaller charities, were also grateful to receive the vegetables which would help them serve their local communities” said Piyush Patel, Project Coordinator. “It was heartwarming to see the enthusiasm of the youth volunteers who sorted, packed and delivered the vegetables to those in need in such a short period of time.”

BAPS Charities volunteers in locations across Canada and around the world continue to assess the situation in their local communities to effectively provide support.  BAPS Charities is thankful to its volunteers who are helping to support healthcare professionals, essential service providers and communities these difficult times.

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