The Seva Food Bank began serving the Malton community yesterday from their 8,000 square foot new facility. For those living in the L4V, L5S, L4T, L5T, L5P postal codes of Malton, Seva Food Bank – Malton will become their local neighbourhood food bank.
“We’re still a very young and growing organization,” commented Seva’s Executive Director Daven Seebarren. “Expanding to a second location is a major step for us. However, the tremendous support we’ve received to date from our volunteers and donors gave us the confidence we needed to take on this challenge.”
“We are honoured and blessed to expand into Malton,” said Board Vice-Chair, Amarpreet Kaur Ahluwalia. “While continuing to focus on food security, our new facility will also serve as a hub connecting us with community partners to address the issues of poverty reduction and economic renewal.”
Seva Food Bank will also continue to operate its existing Wolfedale Road location. Both facilities are part of the Mississauga Food Bank’s extensive network of over 60 agencies addressing food security in the city. “The Seva team has stepped in to meet a great need in the Malton community,” said Chris Hatch, Executive Director of The Mississauga Food Bank. “The staff, board and volunteers at Seva are great colleagues working with us to best serve our community.”
The Seva Food Bank is an initiative of Sikhs Serving Canada, a registered not-for-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact local communities by acting on the basic Sikh tenets of sarbat da bhalla (wellbeing for all) and seva (selfless service). Our existing location on Wolfedale Road services up to 400 families each month, distributing over 25,000 pounds of food.