Knights Table – Mobile Community Kitchen Food Truck to help drive hunger away across Peel.
BRAMPTON, DECEMBER 18, 2020 – 2020 will be remembered as the year that the entire world collectively changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In response to the global health crisis, Knights Table has embarked on a new and exciting initiative of a Mobile Community Kitchen food truck through support from the federal government’s COVID-19 Reaching Home funding.
The Brampton area like the other parts of the GTA is feeling the impact of the dramatic changes in the economy due to the pandemic. With increases in job loss, many people find food banks may be the only viable alternative to feeding themselves and their families. Many industries are suffering from the impact as well; in particular the restaurant sector in Brampton. The economic climate is leaving many unemployed in our backyard. Community Food Banks like the Knights Table have felt increased pressure to meet the demands of a community in need.
The Mobile Community Kitchen food truck is an extension of the organization’s meal programs.
Food insecure individuals, families, and seniors in high-needs neighbourhoods will be able to access nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner. With its new mobile community kitchen, Knights Table is able to expand its reach deeper in the community to support those who are adversely touched by poverty and experiencing food insecurity across Peel.
“We understand that the most vulnerable groups in our community have been greatly affected by this crisis and with the colder weather in our midst, our food truck is a vital resource as we re-imagine the way we meet the needs of our community, says executive director, Annie Bynoe. “We know that for many residents, food insecurity has increased with the loss of jobs and industries. These domino effects are visible and evident. Food banks help many families in Peel, but some food banks are not opening during the pandemic.”
Knights Table representatives and other community stakeholders will be in attendance to unveil the Community Mobile Kitchen Food Truck.
(COVID -19 Protocols in place)
Join Us for the Ribbon Cutting Presentation & Photo Opportunity:
Date: Monday December 21, 2020
Location: Knights Table, 4 – 287 Glidden Road, Brampton ON L6W 1H9
Member of Parliament Ramesh Sangha,
Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor Rowena Santos, City Councillor Jeff Bowman, Tim Hortons Representatives
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About KNIGHTS TABLE
For over 30 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. With their assistance, they make it possible for our doors to remain open 365 days a year to serve over 138,000 meals and distribute over 1million pounds of food to support vulnerable individuals, seniors, and single-parent families living in poverty and in food-insecure households.
Knights Table is dedicated to inspiring all people to achieve their full potential 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.
For more information or media contact:
Joanne Hopkinson, Knights Table, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-454-8725
For more information on Knights Table visit www.knightstable.org