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Eagles donate to Our Daily Bread

Nelson Eagles Aerie No. 22 presented Our Daily Bread with a $1,000 donation on Friday. On hand for the presentation were (from left to right) Ed Mallett, Eagles treasurer; Les Johnson, Eagles President; Pastor Jim Reimer of Our Daily Bread; Carolyn Hrabb, Eagles auxiliary president; Miriam MacFarlene, auxiliary vice president; Joanne Mallett, auxiliary secretary and April Coyle, a support worker for Our Daily Bread.  - Tamara Hynd
Nelson Eagles Aerie No. 22 presented Our Daily Bread with a $1,000 donation on Friday. On hand for the presentation were (from left to right) Ed Mallett, Eagles treasurer; Les Johnson, Eagles President; Pastor Jim Reimer of Our Daily Bread; Carolyn Hrabb, Eagles auxiliary president; Miriam MacFarlene, auxiliary vice president; Joanne Mallett, auxiliary secretary and April Coyle, a support worker for Our Daily Bread.
— image credit: Tamara Hynd

The Nelson Eagles Aerie No. 22 and Auxiliary made a donation to Our Daily Bread (ODB) on Friday. The $1,000 donation was raised at the Eagles' fundraiser on March 29. Other donations were made to the Nelson Food Cupboard and the Salvation Army Food Bank. The Eagles will host another fundraising banquet on July 19. The proceeds from the spaghetti and chicken dinner will go to “Friends of the Family” in Nelson. Tickets are $30 per person.

Our Daily Bread is a non-profit organization that provides a support network which includes meals, job search, workshops, free WiFi and connections with health care services such as a Licenced Nurse Practitioner. They serve 80 to 100 people per day, 35 per cent of which are seniors.

“Once rent is paid, many people do not have much left for food for the rest of the month,” said April Coyle, ODB support worker. “A $20 donation gives that person a 22 meal punch card so they are guaranteed one hot meal a day.”

Coyle said they are in need of volunteers as various volunteers are going on holidays through the summer months. ODB is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

To find out more, visit kootenaychristianfellowship.com.

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