During these difficult times of increased fear and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to worry about ourselves and our families, stockpiling food & essential supplies in preparation for the worst possible, all whilst forgetting the needy, sick and vulnerable in our own neighborhoods.
The unsettling reality is that many in our neighborhoods and communities do actually depend on a Food Bank for their daily meals. At least 1 out of every 8 Canadian Households faces some form of food insecurity, with more than half of these households consisting of single-income, single-person, the elderly and those living with disabilities. And these numbers are only expected to grow due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, making it hard for those already underprivileged to afford essentials like groceries.
DawaNet’s HalalServe Food Bank is an important community initiative that provides free bi-weekly Food Baskets to needy & persistently poor families in the Mississauga (Ontario, Canada) area, also offering home delivery to those with limited mobility. Typical baskets include an assortment of fresh produce, fruit, rice/ lentils & legumes, pasta, cereals, fresh milk & eggs, Halal meats, snacks and other healthy food items.
DawaNet would like to remind everyone to be patient, stay optimistic, take the necessary precautions to help protect yourselves and your loved ones against all harm, but to also not forget about HalalServe that provides essential food assistance to the most vulnerable in our local communities.
During COVID-19, please help HalalServe ensure:
Our existing clients continue to receive the basic bi-weekly food assistance we provide them, and
Any additional needy individuals and families in the Mississauga area can be provided assistance via our Urgent Food Assistance program.
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HalalServe Food Bank & CanadaZakat are social welfare initiatives of DawaNet. DawaNet is a federally registered Canadian not-for-profit organization established in 2000. Learn more at www.Halalserve.ca | www.dawanet.ca | www.Canadazakat.org
This campaign is eligible for Zakat, Sadaqa and General Donations. If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please contact us [email redacted]
Assistance is open for all needy families in the Mississauga area, regardless of their faith/beliefs.
HalalServe is a grassroots initiative that totally depends on community support, donations and volunteers to help sustain it.
More on Rising Food Insecurity in Canada.
If you know someone who requires food assistance, they can submit an application here.
www.canadazakat.org/halalserve | www.dawanet.ca | 1-[phone redacted]
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