Brampton’s Akash Sidhu, who just turned 25, shared on Twitter that he has been doing an annual food drive for the last few years. The difference this time was, of course, 2020.
Normally there is an entire team of volunteers to help out, but this time he had to think differently.
Instead of doing a bunch of stores like he has in the past, he connected with Metro and did his fundraising at a single store. This allowed him to bulk purchase the food and grab a few friends to load the bus and take it to Seva Food Bank. (Seva is a concept for Sikhs that means “selfless service”.)
Sidhu told the CBC recently that he started volunteering with the food bank when he was in high school. The experience helped him put himself in other people’s shoes and changed how he looked at services such as food banks.
Sidhu said he was inspired by other stuff-a-bus programs such as the one in Edmonton, and that he is going to keep on doing this project at least once a year for the food bank. plans to continue to “stuffing a bus” at least once a year for local food banks.
Feature Image: Akash Sidhu Twitter