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FIFTH ANNUAL WALK FOR HUNGER IN PEEL AND GTA

Sai Dham Food Bank will be inaugurating their 5th Annual Walk For Hunger on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Walk For Hunger is an initiative where patrons and volunteers walk to raise awareness about hunger and funds to support programs across Peel and Greater Toronto Area that help elderly senior and disabled residents access food!

 Sai Dham Food Bank is the first and only food Bank that has taken this initiative 5 years ago when they realized that these seniors and disabled residents are unable to go to the regular food banks on their own to fulfill their needs to prevent hunger.

 “Our seniors have done their part and now it is our time to serve them. We will keep our best to make sure our seniors and people with physical disabilities do not go to bed hungry.” said Vishal Khanna, Founder of Sai Dham Food Bank.

 The Walk For Hunger started in 2015 with the mission of serving the Peel and GTA which helps deliver food to 250 Peel/GTA families and 300 Peel children each month along with supporting many meal programs in the community.

 Walk Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Time: 9 AM – 1 PM

Location: Mississauga – Brampton – Malton (Route TBA)

“Hunger has no religion. We are trying so that every ethnic group can come together and be one. Understanding their absolute necessity, Sai Dham started the initiative to deliver food at their doorstep, trying our best to provide healthy non perishable items keeping their health in mind.” said Subhra Mukherjee, Co-founder of Sai Dham Food Bank.

 Sai Dham Food Bank was founded by Subhra Mukherjee and Vishal Khanna in 2012.  Their belief that “no one should go hungry” is reflected in their tireless work alongside Sai Dham Food Bank volunteers who are dedicated to providing healthy food to those who are less fortunate. Sai Dham Food Bank is open 24-hour and is currently serving the Peel and Greater Toronto Area. In the last six years Sai Dham Food Bank has delivered over two million pounds of food. Continue reading “FIFTH ANNUAL WALK FOR HUNGER IN PEEL AND GTA”

CJMR Radio Hosts Raise Over $180,000 and 40,000 Pounds of Food For Seva Food Bank

The Punjabi radio producers of CJMR 1320 AM radio station have once again come together to fight hunger in our community by hosting another radiothon and food drive in support of Mississauga’s Seva Food Bank. The previous seven radiothons and food drives have collectively raised over $750,000 and 320,000 pounds of food for Seva Food Bank. This year, at the eight  annual CJMR Guru Nanak Radiothon and Food Drive raised over $180,000 in pledges and 40,000 pounds of food for the Seva Food Bank.

The record-breaking effort was led by the producers of CJMR 1320 AM radio station to mark the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith.  “We really wanted to find a way to put Guru Nanak’s message of equality, social justice and service into practice,” remarked radio host Kuldip Deepak. “The Seva Food Bank is doing just that with its commitment to seva, selfless service, and sarbat da bhalla, the well-being of all humanity.”

On Friday November 23rd and Sunday November 25th, the radio hosts were on the air for over sixteen hours fielding over a thousand calls from dedicated listeners who pledged their donations. On Saturday November 24th, a food drive was organized with the support of over two hundred volunteers, spanning almost twenty-five South Asian grocery stores and gurdwaras to collect food donations across  the Peel region. Continue reading “CJMR Radio Hosts Raise Over $180,000 and 40,000 Pounds of Food For Seva Food Bank”

CJMR​ ​Radio​ ​Hosts​ ​Raise​ ​Over​ ​$150,000​ ​and​ ​70,000​ ​Pounds​ ​of​ ​Food​ ​For​ ​Seva​ ​Food​ ​Bank

Last week’s annual CJMR Guru Nanak Radiothon and Food Drive raised over $150,000 in pledges and 70,000 pounds of food for the Seva Food Bank. The effort was led by the producers of CJMR 1320 AM radio station to mark the 549th anniversary of Guru Nanak’s birth. “We really wanted to find a way to put Guru Nanak’s message of equality, social justice and service into practice” remarked radio host Kuldip Deepak. “The Seva Food Bank is doing just that with its commitment to seva, selfless service, and sarbat da bhalla, the well-being of all humanity.”

On Friday November 3rd, the hosts held their seventh annual thirteen hour commercial-free radiothon. Over 1000 callers dialed in to pledge their donations. The radiothon was followed by a food drive on Saturday November 4th, which involved the support of over 200 Seva volunteers, spanning across over 25 South Asian grocery stores and gurdwaras to collect food donations within the Peel region.

“This incredible week has made a direct positive impact on the lives of our client families” commented Seva Food Bank organizer, Sarabjot (Jyoti) Kaur Bedi. “The food and funds collected allow us to not only feed more people but also tackle the issues of food security, hunger and poverty at both our Wolfedale and Malton food bank locations.” Continue reading “CJMR​ ​Radio​ ​Hosts​ ​Raise​ ​Over​ ​$150,000​ ​and​ ​70,000​ ​Pounds​ ​of​ ​Food​ ​For​ ​Seva​ ​Food​ ​Bank”

Seva Food Bank Radiothon 2017

CJMR 1320AM Radio Producers Plan 7th Annual Radiothon and Food Drive To Fight Hunger

The Punjabi radio producers of CJMR 1320AM radio station have once again come together to fight hunger in our community by hosting another radiothon and food drive in support of Mississauga’s Seva Food Bank. The previous six radiothons and food drives have collectively raised over half a million dollars and 250,000 pounds of food for
Seva Food Bank.

The radiothon will take place all day on Friday, November 3rd. Supporters will be able to call into any of the Punjabi shows and make their pledge on the air. These shows include Rangla Punjab, Parvasi, Punjab Di Goonj, Geetan Naal Preetan, Yahoo Radio, Fulkari, Sargam, Ajj Di Awaaz and Mehfil. Over the weekend, listeners will also be able to make donations on the Dil Apna Punjabi, Saanjh Dilan Di, Apna Punjab Radio, Sadda Virsa and Road News Rangoli programs. The owners of CJMR are also contributing significantly to the efforts.

On Saturday, November 4th, a large food drive will be held at over 25 local gurdwaras and South
Asian grocery stores across the Peel region. “As we celebrate the 548th birthday of Guru Nanak, we really wanted to find a way to put Guru Nanak’s message of equality, social justice and service into practice” remarked radio host Kuldip Deepak. “The Seva Food Bank is doing just that with its commitment to seva, selfless service,
and sarbat da bhalla, the well-being of all humanity.”

“This incredible weekend will make a direct positive impact on the lives of our client families” commented Seva Food Bank organizer, Angie Rehal. Continue reading “Seva Food Bank Radiothon 2017”