Your Help Can Make A Significant Impact in Somebody’s Life – 24/7 Food Bank


At its heart, Sai Dham which is a 24/7 Food Bank was established with the intention of performing communal service. Our desire to grow each year and raise more money to aid people in need is driven by that foundation. The Peel, Greater Toronto Area, and surrounding cities are presently served by the Sai Dham Food Bank, which is open around-the-clock. When the Sai Dham Food Bank learned that low-income seniors had difficulty leaving their homes to visit food banks for food, they identified a need and addressed it. For more than 7 years, Sai Dham Food Bank has been distributing free food directly to senior living facilities. Only this Food Bank is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The Sai Dham food bank regularly donates about 100,000 pounds of food to other organizations each month in addition to providing food assistance to elderly, low-income families, homeless individuals, persons with disabilities, and children. 

Every month, our food bank provides free home delivery of food hampers to over 1200 families in the GTA, the majority of whom are elderly or disabled. Every weekend in many communities around the GTA, over 2000 homeless persons are given a warm lunch and a bag of goods. Due to the tremendous demand, this program is expanding to more cities. With the assistance of four different schools and over 1200 students, we collaborate with the neighbourhood Peel Public schools to provide daily nourishing meals. We provide our network’s food banks, schools, churches, and shelters with more than 2 million pounds of food annually. These organizations get more than 100,000 pounds of food each month. This 24/7 food bank in Etobicoke is the only food bank with lines open 24 hours a day for emergencies and operating seven days a week.

Reflection on our excellent programs serving different communities

Food for Seniors and physically disabled- Sai Dham Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger for low-income seniors and disabled individuals living in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Our monthly food delivery program provides shelf-stable groceries free of charge. In addition, we may also be able to include fresh fruits/vegetables and dairy products in the hamper, depending on availability. This program helps reduce the risk of nutritional frailty and other health problems associated with hunger.

Seniors Wellness: Sai Dham’s Senior Wellness Programs are designed to promote healthy, active aging through advocacy and engagement. The programs encourage health, wellness, learning and social engagement, and they incorporate a social component before and after each session. This allows participants to create a strong social network. Program activities include stretching, strength building, nutrition awareness, fall prevention, transportation safety, and educational and recreational activities. The wellness programs also focus on improving the overall quality of life for elderly individuals and providing them with knowledge and resources to maintain an independent lifestyle.

We invite all seniors to join us in these fun online activities. Seniors and older adults can enjoy physical activity, yoga, mindfulness meditation, and information on topics relevant for seniors. These activities are delivered right to your home over zoom. Additionally, we offer resources and support for all senior members. Join one of our online classes for a chance to meet new people, have fun, and stay active!

Children’s Healthy breakfast program (Fueling healthy minds)- The Sai Dham Food Bank is honored to partner with the Peel District School Board to provide nutritious breakfasts and food hampers to over 1000 children in four different schools. Sai Dham Food Bank is collaborating with YMCA and Peel and Catholic school boards to provide 5000 nutritious breakfasts and food hampers to 9 schools every month.

This program would not be possible without the generous donations of food and time from our community.If you are able, please consider donating to this important cause. Help us ensure that all children have the opportunity to focus on their education and reach their potential.

Feeding the homeless – Sai Dham Food Bank is dedicated to helping the homeless population in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area by providing nutritious food every week. Our volunteers head out to different cities and locations every Saturday and Sunday, no matter the weather, to serve the homeless a warm meal. We also provide them with food that will last a few days, so they can focus on other things.

The look of happiness and relief on our clients’ faces is hugely rewarding. It’s a lot of work to make sure they have access to fresh produce and hot meals, but it’s so worth it. If you’re interested in joining us and helping out, please let us know. We’re always looking for more volunteers to join our team!

International student’s food support- It might be challenging to acclimatise to a new environment and culture as an international student. Finding food that is both accessible and economical is one of the most crucial components of this shift.We are offering a helping hand to these students by providing them with a monthly hamper box, which includes items like whole wheat flour, rice, lentils, salt, sugar and oil. This assistance will not only help these students stay healthy but also keep them free from hunger.

Adopt a Senior – Sai Dham Food Bank’s Adopt a Senior program is an incredible initiative designed to help at-risk seniors who are struggling to make ends meet. The food hampers provide the seniors with access to meals every day, allowing them to use their limited budgets on other important necessities such as rent, utilities and medications. This program is an important step in the fight against hunger and poverty. It is an amazing program that has given hope and security to so many people.The Sai Dham Food Bank team members are full of passion and dedication as they conduct an intake, determine eligibility, and ultimately, deliver a food box to qualifying older adults. We are honored to offer a free food hamper to 1300-1400 seniors each month, providing them with a whopping 30-35 pounds of food, which may include canned and dry shelf-stable items such as pasta, rice, beans, as well as fresh produce, proteins and dairy.

We are incredibly passionate about serving our seniors who have severely impaired mobility. By providing them with a food hamper delivered free of cost to their doorsteps, we can ensure that everyone is taken care of.

Want to make a difference?

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Look no further than Sai Dham Food Bank, a food bank working 24/7 to help the community! Our team of more than 100 passionate volunteers is dedicated to making an impact and we need your help to reach our goals. Join us today and let’s work towards a brighter future together!We strive to ensure that our volunteers are properly trained and equipped; and we are so proud of the amazing, supportive team that has come together to work for our mission – to serve the seniors and physically disabled members of our community.Every contribution counts! It just takes a few moments to donate, but the impact is immeasurable. Supporting Sai Dham Food Bank is an incredible way to show that you care and help provide food for those who are in desperate need of it. We exist because of the compassion of our donors and volunteers, so if you have the means, please donate today and make a lasting difference in the lives of many.

For donations, volunteer and all other queries refer to the given details:

·         Phone number: 437-988-4422

·         E-mail address: [email protected]

·         Address: 31 Steinway Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6N3, Canada



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