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 Windsor, ON during the holiday season during which over 1,700 pounds of non-perishable food items were donated to the Windsor Goodfellows Club food bank on December 24, 2020.
His Worship Drew Dilkens, Mayor, City of Windsor tweeted “Amazing work by the BAPS Charities, whose members collected and donated more than 1,700 pounds of non-perishable food items to Windsor Goodfellows Club on Christmas Eve. The generosity of our community never ceases to amaze me.”
“Thank you for your generous donation of food.” Said Arthur Reid, President of Windsor Goodfellows. “Your support will help us to provide ongoing assistance to those in need in our community, particularly during these challenging times.”
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.