“Food Bank needs your help,” Councillor Butt

Difficult times for many people but so many others are working hard to give those in need support and assistance to help them get through these troubled days. If you are a Pickering-Ajax resident and wish to help, bring your non-perishable donations to:

St. Paul’s Community Food Bank
1537 Pickering Pkwy, Pickering
TUESDAY & FRIDAY, 10am – 12pm

St Paul on the hill food bank has been a beacon of hope for many during these challenging times. The pandemic has caused many to lose their jobs leaving them with no choice but to rely on local food banks and the lineups at the food bank are getting longer.

The Food Bank has received many generous donations through Councillor Shaheen Butt of the Pickering Islamic Center.

Mohammad Rahim, the president of the Pickering Islamic Center said this being the month of Ramadan, a time which highlights the need for helping the less fortunate. The very generous donation of 30 boxes of non-perishable food items is much appreciated by the Food Bank and it will go a long way to helping those in need.

Ramadan is a significant time on the Muslim religious calendar. It is a period where Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk for 30 days. Our belief is that Ramadan teaches us to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate and in need of assistance. Thus, we are encouraged to perform acts of generosity and charity as we think of others.

It is remarkable and inspiring to see what can be achieved when we work together for the good of others. “Giving and helping others is a wonderful way to work together and strengthen our whole community,” says Councillor Butt.

Margaret Jocz, the director of the Food Bank, is very gratified and appreciative of all the support her organization has received from various community groups, especially during these difficult and challenging times.


For more information about the Foodbank, click on the link:

Source: Councillor Shaheen Butt




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