Our Daily Bread’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner is here once again. The turkey dinner with all the fixings will be held on October 10 at 5 p.m. at 812 Stanley Street (Our Daily Bread hall) and will be a kick off for the Nelson Action on Homelessness Week.
The Nelson Investors Group has donated $250 to this campaign and some of their employees will be volunteering to serve and cleanup at the dinner. This is the eighth year that the Investors Group has been involved with Our Daily Bread’s Thanksgiving Dinner.
They rely on our volunteers and donations to provide this Thanksgiving meal. Last year, there were over 150 people in attendance from the community.
Our Daily Bread, located at 812 Stanley Street, runs five days per week year-round and is almost completely run by volunteers. Our Daily Bread is a barrier-free environment that is open to anyone.
Currently, Our Daily Bread receives no government funding and relies on donations from community members and corporate sponsors. Our Daily Bread has partnered with SHARE (Supporting Humanity and Responsible Ecology) Nelson, one of Nelson’s second hand furniture stores, and receives $18,000 in annual support from them in order to continue its operations. It is the hope of the management of SHARE Nelson will be able to completely support Our Daily Bread from its profits as well as other humanitarian projects in the near future.
Many of the guests who come to Our Daily Bread have commented that without the meal provided, they would be unable to survive.
For many, this meal means that they don’t have to choose between paying the rent and feeding their families.
Without the support of the community, Our Daily Bread would not be able to provide this basic need for the people of Nelson.
If you would like to support Our Daily Bread or join their team of volunteers, contact the office at 352-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org, kootenaychristianfellowship.com or feel free to stop in for lunch and see Our Daily Bread’s success.