Mississauga, Ontario –
August 13, 2013, Seva Food Bank Fellow, Amrit Sidhu, hosted "Dinner in the Dark" at Port Credit’s Ten Restaurant and Wine Bar. The event sought to raise awareness regarding the importance of eye care and for guests to gain a greater appreciation for their eye sight. All proceeds raised at the event will be donated to the Canadian Institute of Blind (CNIB)
The event attracted community leaders, media and vision care advocates including CNIB client, Michelle Woodfrey and Community Activist, Vijay Sappani. Other guests included the Seva Food Bank Board, Brampton Board of Trade and Councilor Bonnie Crombie
Sidhu is passionate about vision care and seeks to bring awareness to the rising epidemic of vision loss. She stated, “Once blindfolded, peoples remaining senses will become heightened and they will really be able to experience dinner like never before. They will be able to recognize how much they take their vision for granted and will develop a new appreciation for their eyesight and eye care.”
About Seva Food Bank and Seva Fellows
The Seva Food Bank is an initiative of Sikhs Serving Canada, with the mission to positively impact local communities by acting on the basic Sikh tenets of sarbat da bhalla (the well being of all) and seva (selfless service). They welcome volunteers and serve clients of all faiths, backgrounds, and cultures.
Through a grant from the Inspirit Foundation, the Seva Food Bank has introduced the Seva Fellowship. The fellowship selected five high achieving youth from to create positive change and develop their skills as future leaders of the community. The program is facilitated through the program and fellows are mentored and trained on their individual projects.