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Message from our Board
On behalf of Our Board

What a tremendous year it has been! 2016 was a powerful year for Seva Food Bank - over the course of the last 12 months the organization went through much excitement, growth, development and ultimately reached countless milestones.

We have much to be thankful for from 2016. Both our Malton and Wolfedale locations served hundreds of families in need and distributed hundreds of thousands of pounds of food, but this was just the beginning. 2016 saw the development and launch of new programming, such as the Hamper Food Delivery program, which have started off as a huge success. This past year also brought new opportunities for support and funding through the success of our Seva Days. The organization further grew with the introduction of new board members and staff, all of whom have played a critical role in this year’s success.

That being said, this past year could not have been as successful as it was without the continuous and generous support of our community, our donors and our partners. Whether it be our volunteers, who each work tirelessly to continue making each and every client shift a success, or our financial donors without whom we could not keep our doors open, we are thankful for all that you do.

On a final note, as I look back at this past year I am both amazed and sometimes in disbelief at how much we have been able to achieve as an organization. We have been able to continue to provide for our clients above and beyond the traditional food bank services and it has all been the result of the dedication to selfless service that each and every one of our board members, staff, volunteers, community partners and donors commit to. What a remarkable year 2016 has been for Seva Food Bank – I sincerely believe that this is just the beginning and that there is much more Seva to be shared in 2017!

- Gurvinder S. Bassi

Board of Directors - Seva Food Bank

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What is Food Insecurity? 
Food Insecurity is defined as the inadequate or insecure access to safe and nutritious food due to financial constraints. 

Why does it matter? Over 4 Million Canadians, including every 1 in 6 Canadian children, are food insecure and can’t afford to eat a “balanced meal”, are missing meals, going hungry, and worrying about running out of food before there is enough money to buy more. This negatively impacts physical, mental, and social health, and costs our healthcare system considerably. Read the full article here.

10 Tips for Healthy Holidays!
The holiday season is going to be in full swing now with all the last minute shopping, crowded parking lots, wrapping presents and hosting lavish dinners. ‘T’is the season to be jolly’, they say, but with everything going on, it can also seem a lot more stressful. During times of high tension or anxiety, our bodies becomes depleted of vitamins and minerals to support the stress. To ensure you stay calm and keep your stress levels in check, here are 10 useful tips that you can use to help you get through the next few weeks with sanity and good health! Read More  

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Seva Food Bank will be partnering with the Good Food Organization for 2017 and working with them towards building a healthy and fair food system. As a member of the Good Food Organization, Seva food bank will have access to resources, customized virtual training, annual conferences, good food grants, and a support community of like-minded organizations. Read More 

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#10, 3413 Wolfeldale Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5C 1V8

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