Well it has been a looooong, cold and snowy winter here in Toronto, and the Knox Youth Dinner & Foodbank out-of-the-cold program has served hundeds of hot home-cooked meals. The program runs until the end of April so there still plenty of time to come on out and volunteer.
About 2 months ago we had an opportunity to start another meal program in partnership with Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship, a small but vibrant inner city church in the west end of Toronto. It is growing every week and so far we are feeding about sixty hungry people, guests and volunteers combined. It is a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, added to by the live musical performances every week. This are, Bloor Lansdowne has much potential, but also many challenges, especially for the many residents who still live in poverty trying to survive on OW, and even the many families best described as the “working poor”.
Stay tuned to the blof here for more updates. For volunteer info visit project417.com
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