Sai Dham Food Bank will be issuing 300 kits containing dental items like toothbrushes and toothpaste to persons in need in Brampton and Toronto.
The “bags of blessings” with tooth care, sanitary wipes, warm socks and other useful items will be available on Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon at 165 Main St. N, Brampton. And in Toronto on Sept. 10 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Moss Park Arena.
Sai Dham Food Bank was founded in 2012 by Subhra Mukherjee and Vishal Khanna to address a gap: the 19 or more hours per day food banks are closed. As a result, people who are hungry or experiencing homelessness must go without access.
Sai Dham Food Bank is open seven days per week, 24 hours per day. It operates in 20 cities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and Guelph regions. Their focus is on helping older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families, people experiencing homelessness and others who are hungry. Since its creation, the food bank has handed out three million pounds of food and donates 100,000 pounds of food per month.