Last week, Cancer Warrior Canada Foundation provided BGC (Boys & Girls Club) Peel families with male hygiene hampers and grocery gift cards in addition to 40 pre-packaged (COVID safe) hampers (valued at $25 each) and grocery gift cards worth $2,000, as part of a $50,000 grant by the foundation to help reduce food insecurity.
The donation, made via the Community Food Centres of Canada grant, was supported by Brampton South MP Sonia Sidhu, who made the presentation last week with representatives from both organizations.
“Everyone deserves to be able to put nutritious food on their table, but for many Canadians and their families, the past few months have been difficult and uncertain… it was important for me to connect these two local organizations to serve my constituents, and I am grateful for their work serving those in need,” said Sidhu.
Cancer Warrior Canada Foundation was started as an initiative to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around cancer. With a belief that service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth, the organization said it tries to contribute every little bit and it is our continuous endeavor to give back to communities by educating and spreading awareness.
“We as an organization have been doing lot of work during the pandemic like helping patients by providing them the food, doing grocery shopping for patients and seniors, phone counseling on mental health, and an online educational series on various topics,” said CWCF founder Navneet Sharma, noting that the organization had received $100 million in funding through a federal Emergency Food Security Fund.
“Because of (this grant), we are able to donate food to the organizations like BGC Peel.” During the pandemic, both Cancer Warriors and BGC Peel hosted a successful food drive, providing food items and other care products to Brampton families.
“We at BGC Peel are so thankful for the ongoing support of Navneet, Cancer Warrior Canada Foundation & MP Sonia Sidhu for our families across Brampton and Peel Region,” said BGC executive director Michael Gyovai. “Without ask or question, both continue to rise up and support families in need, beginning with making sure all bellies are full.”