Serving up Thanksgiving in Nelson

Our Daily Bread’s annual community thanksgiving dinner is here once again.

Our Daily Bread’s annual community thanksgiving dinner is here once again.

The turkey dinner with all the fixings will be held on Monday at 5 p.m. at 812 Stanley Street (Our Daily Bread hall) and will be a kick off for the Nelson Action on Homelessness Action Week. The theme for the week is Many Faces, Many Stories. The night will begin with special guest presentations and music. There will also be rides offered to those who need of transportation home.

Community groups like Nelson Investors Group are once again donating and support this event through serving and clean-up. This is the ninth year that the Nelson Investors Group has been involved with Our Daily Bread’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.

They rely on their volunteers and donations to provide this Thanksgiving meal. Last year, there were more than 150 people in attendance from the community.

Our Daily Bread runs five days a 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 city’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 that 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 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 our team of volunteers, contact our office at 1-888-761-3301, office@kcfoffice.com or feel free to stop in for lunch. Members of the community are also invited to come to the Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy good food and a time of fellowship.

 

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