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 Brampton, ON during the holiday season during which over 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food items were donated to the Knights Table food bank on December 22, 2020.
His Worship Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton tweeted, “A big thank you to my friends at BAPS Charities for donating over 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Knights Table. I am so impressed by their wonderful display of generosity. We are all in this together and need to support each other during these difficult days.”
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.