Mississauga – An empty warehouse in Malton was transformed into a stunning banquet hall Saturday night to host a fundraising gala for the Seva Food Bank. More than 300 people attended Seva Spark: A Night at the Site. The event raised approximately $35,000 for Seva’s expansion into the Malton community.
“Hosting our gala at the new location was a unique way to present our vision of the Seva Centre to the community” commented gala chair and board member Angie Rehal. “All the money raised goes toward the $250,000 campaign to build, staff and develop programing for the Seva Centre in Malton”.
Mandeep (Sandy) Kaur Grewal and Harbaljit Singh Kahlon were the masters of ceremonies for the event. The evening keynote address was jointly given by the husband-wife duo of Dr. Prabhjot Singh and Manmeet Kaur from New York. The evening featured performances by Dhol Circle, DOAHL Academy and Nach Balliye. Dignitaries, included MPs Tim Uppal, Parm Gill and Brad Butt, MPPs Amrit Mangat and Jagmeet Singh as well as Mississauga City Councillors Bonnie Crombie and Ron Starr.
“We are honoured and blessed to expand into Malton in the new year,” says board member, Ms. Grewal. “While continuing to focus on food security, our new facility will also serve as a hub connecting community partners to address the issues of poverty reduction and economic renewal.”
In addition, a strategic partnership between Seva Food Bank and the architectural design Perkins + Will was announced at the gala. Perkins + Will are providing their expertise to imagine and design the physical space of the new facility to be located at 2832 Slough Street in Malton.
The Seva Food Bank is an initiative of Sikhs Serving Canada, a registered not-for-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact local communities by acting on the basic Sikh tenets of sarbat da bhalla and seva (selfless service). Our existing location on Wolfedale Road services up to 400 families each month, distributing over 25,000 pounds of food.