Subhra Mukherjee co-founded Sai Dham Food Bank after reading a news report stating the shocking statistics of people living in poverty in her local community - the Region of Peel in Ontario. She was alarmed by the number of seniors and people living with disabilities unable to access services of food banks due to mobility issues and decided to take action to help eliminate hunger.
Subhra’s belief that “no one should go hungry” is reflected in her tireless work alongside Sai Dham Food Bank volunteers dedicated to providing and delivering healthy food to the less fortunate. Gradually, the service area has expanded from The Region of Peel to cover the Greater Toronto Area. Today, Sai Dham is a 24/7 food bank that has provided and delivered 1 million lbs of nutritious food to seniors, frail individuals and families in crisis struggling with hunger across nine cities.
Sai Dham Food Bank
Sai Dham Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization, dedicated to supporting, gathering and delivering quality food to those in need. The primary focus is the provision of food to seniors and individuals with disabilities, facing unique financial, physical and mobility challenges and vulnerable to malnutrition. This is done through two key programs: Food for Elderly Seniors/Disabled Individuals and 24/7 Emergency Food Assistance. A vegetable garden and in-school breakfast programs serving nearly 700 children are also initiatives taken up to serve the community.
Sai Dham not only provides free food but is the first to deliver to homes for free to elderly seniors, handicapped individuals and families in need, as it recognizes that a huge gap has gone unnoticed in the system - the physical/financial inability to get the food. Moreover, the food provided is given in accordance to any medical, cultural, and other restrictions, as best as possible. By addressing their basic underlying difficulties, Sai Dham is making a true impact in people's lives.