Mississauga, November 23, 2023 (Yes Punjab News)
The Punjabi radio producers of CJMR 1320 AM radio station have once again rallied around Seva Food Bank to help fight hunger in the community. This year, they will host the 13th Radiothon and Food Drive. The previous radiothons and food drives have collectively raised over $1. 6 million dollars and over 500,000 pounds of food for Seva Food Bank.
The 2023 Radiothon will take place all day on Monday, November 27th, coinciding with Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary. Supporters can call into any of the Punjabi shows and make their pledge on the air. These shows include Asian Vision-Rangla Punjab, Punjab Di Goonj, Geetan Naal Preetan, Apna Punjab Radio, Sargam, Ajj Di Awaaz and Mehfil Radio,. The owners of CJMR 1320 AM radio station are providing support and a much-appreciated donation to commemorate the occasion.
As Sikhs around the world will celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak in 2023, we are reminded that Seva Food Bank is founded on the Guru Nanak’s values of chardi kala (eternal optimism), sarbat da bhalla (wellbeing of all), and seva (selfless service),” remarks radio host Kuldip Deepak. “More people are in need than ever before due to rising inflation. We are so proud to support Seva Food Bank via the Radiothon, now in its 13th year.” remarked radio host Kuldip Deepak.
The 2023 Food Drive will take place from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday December 2nd across sixteen South Asian grocery stores across Peel Region. More information about the Radiothon and food drive is available at: www.sevafoodbank.com/radiothon.
“The seniors in our community deserve dignity and nourishment in their golden years. With the introduction of our new Hot Meals Delivery Program for seniors, we aim to bring comfort and nourishment to those who need it the most.” said Seva Food Bank board member, Jyoti Bedi.
“Every year, we are so pleased to support our Punjabi radio show hosts and Seva Food Bank,” says CJMR’s General Manager Matt Caine. “Seva has done incredible work serving the community for the past ten years and we are proud to support them.”
Seva Food Bank first opened its doors in September 2010 and has grown to distribute over 100,000 pounds of food to over 1,000 client families each month. As part of the Mississauga Food Bank’s city-wide network, it provides safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to clients from its Wolfedale Road and Malton locations.