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Welcome to Knights Table

Helping To Alleviate Hunger in Peel Region

MISSION
To serve and empower vulnerable members of our community by providing food and access to resources in a safe environment through volunteerism and strategic partnerships.

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.

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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Tuesday, November 27 is #GivingTuesday! You can give back by helping those who continue to struggle with hunger in our community. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when [...]

CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season

CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season annual charity drive campaign collects food and monetary donations to support local food banks such as Knights Table. The campaign runs until December 31, 2018.  Ways to give hope and joy to families over the holidays: Donate non-perishable [...]

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Did you know

· 175,980 (12.8%) Peel residents live in poverty

· 18% of children (0-17 years) in Peel live in poverty

· 16% of racialized communities (visible minorities) in Peel
live in poverty

· 8.2 % of Peel residents are unemployed

The Region of Peel and community partners have come together, through the work of the Peel Poverty Reduction Committee, to end poverty in the region. As part of the community, we must also make efforts to help build a poverty-free nation.
Knights Table supports the cause and works towards alleviating poverty.
Help us! Drop-off food items at Knights Table or make a financial donation at knightstable.org/donations/

Join the United Nations campaign by using #EndPoverty and by tagging @Peel_Poverty to promote the action.
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Thank you Bridgestone employees for volunteering and giving back to the community today. We appreciate your support.
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Give thanks this Thanksgiving! Give back to help those in need and make someone's Thanksgiving memorable. Drop-off food items at Knights Table or make a financial donation at knightstable.org/donations/

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Thank you PepsiCo executives for serving the community and empowering individuals, as part of the United Way Day of Caring today! (Second picture) A special thank you/shout-out to Richard Glover, President of PepsiCo Canada, Robert Foy, Vice-President, General Manager of PepsiCo Food Service Canada, and Ivan Tiggelaar, Director, Marketing Equipment Management of PepsiCo Beverages Canada, and their colleagues for investing the time to help vulnerable individuals living in poverty in Peel. The volunteers helped in preparing and serving the food. Apart from it, they also helped in building food baskets for needy families.
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“I ran a successful business and was content in my life with a loving husband and two wonderful children. But nothing was ever the same after I declared bankruptcy,” said Cristina while she recalled her past.

“Each day was more difficult than the last as I had no job, little to no money, and barely any means to help myself out of the situation,” she said.

Days turned into months, but the never-ending misery continued for her. “I was worried sick about my children, I wondered what they had done to deserve this life. Like any mother, I thought my two children deserved nothing but the best. I wanted to shower them with unconditional love, support and comfort, but I was failing in my attempts,” she said.

“In order to keep them happy and well-fed, I started to starve myself as I was unable to afford food for all. Every time my kids asked me to sit down with them to eat, I made excuses and told them that I was full,” she said.

“Time flew by, things were the same until the day I collapsed and was taken to the hospital. I thought I was going to die as the doctors told me my organs were slowly shutting down. I was scared! I was scared for my kids, who embraced me as they feared I was on my last legs of my life,” she said, her voice breaking down.
“When my children left my side, a cop approached me and asked me what had happened. After he heard my story, he excused himself and came back with a cup of coffee and a piece of paper that mentioned the phone contact information of Knights Table,” she said.
“During my hospital stay, whenever he came by, he always asked me if I had the contact number of the place,” she said.
Following her discharge, she visited Knights Table, a food bank and a community kitchen which has been serving the peel region for over 27 years.
“As I walked through the doors, I felt comfortable and accepted. I was greeted with friendly smiles and people who didn’t judge me for my situation,” she said.
While vividly recalling her first visit and more, she said, “I was not just provided with food but also with other necessities. Under different programs, my kids got help with their education and other activities. I will forever be grateful to Knights Table for the constant support and help.”
“It gave me new hope and a better perspective of life,” she added.
At present, Cristina is doing well for herself. She also helps people who are miserable and vulnerable.
She believes that she cannot change the world alone but can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.
Cristina’s story can be anyone’s story. Even with the highly developed market economy, poverty seems to be a big threat to humanity in Canada. As per Canada Without Poverty statistics, 1 in 7 people live in poverty. As per Peel District School Board report, 1 in 5 children live in poverty.
Many community kitchens such as Knights Table help in alleviating hunger in the community and supporting the homeless. Every donation made or volunteering attempt makes the world a better place to live in. This Thanksgiving, let’s join hands together in supporting and empowering the community.

Story told by: Cristina
Written by: Devyaani
Photography and editing: Devyaani
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