Annual Gaden Samten Ling Sagadawa Food Drive
May 11 – June 10, 2021
Local food banks continue to see a steady rise in need as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Many of our neighbours and friends have experienced loss of income, illness and local business closures. Our community is in need and Gaden Samten Ling wants to help again!
Beginning Monday, May 11th, 2021, Gaden Samten Ling will be accepting non-perishable food donations at the centre. Items can be dropped off in the collection bin on the front porch of the temple, Sundays to Thursdays, between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please check the calendar at gsl-ab.ca for office holidays and closures. In respect of current restrictions, please wear a mask, practice social distancing and do not enter the centre when donating.
Sagadawa is a time when Buddhist practitioners make extra efforts in their spiritual practice and seek opportunities to put that practice into action. The Gaden Samten Ling Food Drive is a wonderful opportunity for members and friends to practice generosity, the first of the Six Perfections, during this karmically powerful time.
Kushok will offer all collected donations to the Food Bank on behalf of the Gaden Samten Ling Dharma Family on the final day of Sagadawa, Thursday, June 10th, 2021.
All participants will share in this merit!
If you would like to drop off food donations at times other than those listed above, please contact the office at [email protected] to make arrangements. Please do not leave food donations outside of specified collection times without speaking to an office volunteer first. In addition, please note that we are not able to accept financial donations to the Food Bank. If you would prefer to donate financially, Kushok asks that you please contact the food bank directly.
All unopened, non-perishable food items will be gratefully accepted; however the Edmonton Food Bank has identified the following as items as “most needed” :
Canned beans, Canned meat, Baby formula, Peanut Butter, Soup, Canned fruit & vegetables, Pasta & pasta sauce, and Healthy snacks (fruit cups, granola bars, 100% juice)
Thank you for your continued support of Gaden Samten Ling. We hope that you will join us in this collective act of generosity in support of our Edmonton community!