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ABOUT US

PROFILE

For over 27 years Knights Table has served the needs of people dealing with issues of poverty and homelessness in the Peel Region. Driven by client needs, Knights Table is supported by a staff of 10 along with over 3,200 volunteers who are committed to assisting people who come through our doors.
The staff and volunteers assist the clients regardless of colour, culture, religion, economic status, gender, sexual orientation or social condition. We are supported by various levels of government, businesses, charitable foundations, groups, churches and individuals. With their assistance they make it possible for our doors to remain open 365 days a year to serve over 79,000 meals annually.
We are dedicated to inspiring all people to achieve their full potential. Knights Table helps by providing food bank, hot meals and other services to the people of Brampton who deal with the daily issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness.

Knights Table’s clients:

• 43% self-report a physical disability
• Mental illness affects more than 23% of our client group
• Over 26% are homeless
• 22% of our clients attend church
• 71% of our clients DO NOT have a criminal history

The work of Knights Table is made possible by the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, service groups and various levels of government.

BRAMPTON IN NEED

Shouldn’t every family have the right to pay rent and feed their children?

• 1 in 5 children in Peel live in Poverty
• 40% of our clients are children under the age of 10
• Over 79,000 meals served.
• Over 700,000 pounds of food distributed to needy families
• 40% of people living in Peel shelters are working
• 167,000 residents in Peel are living below the poverty line.
• These families spend 64% of their household income on food and clothing
• The unemployment rate in Brampton is approximately 6.6%

Board of Directors

Knights Table is governed by a Board of Directors of (9) individuals representing the wider community and diverse group of stakeholders from the Peel Region.

Staff

Knights Table is led by the Executive Director with a small, compassionate and dedicated staff of ten employees.

Volunteers

The goodwill of volunteers plays a crucial role in the success of Knights Table on a daily basis. With over 3,200 volunteers dedicating their time every year, volunteers are a vital part of Knights Tables’ success.

Knights Table can trace its origins to the dedication and compassion of a local hero – Cecil Peters. Cecil was a man known for his commitment to helping the less fortunate.
In the summer of 1990, he visited the local Dairy Queen, witnessing the plight of the needy in our community first-hand. A Brampton local was sifting through the garbage, searching for a meal. Rather than shutting his eyes to the situation, Cecil decided to do something about it.
Professing that no one should have to go hungry in Brampton, he approached his Knights of Columbus Council #9235 and gained their support. Within 6 months Knights Table opened its doors and has grown into a vital resource, continuing to expand with the needs of the community.
Knights Table is the ONLY multi-food location within the Region of Peel that offers programs and services 365 days of the year without user fees, to those individuals and families impacted by hunger, poverty, and homelessness. Knights Table has played an integral role for the past twenty years in working to alleviate hunger and ensuring that no one goes hungry in Peel.

Investment of funds is confined to board approved programs and projects. Each contribution will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the board, the remaining contributions will be used where it is needed the most.