Thursday, October 16, 2008

Drive Away Hunger, Brandon Events ...

Today at Earl Oxford School
the kids of the Brandon School Division
presented the Farm Credit Canada folks
with
OVER
4000 lbs of food
for the Drive Away Hunger campaign.

Then an hour later at the parking lot of Heritage Coop on Richmond,

a crowd gathered as the western leg of the campaign

came to an end.

To welcome the organizers was

His Worship, Mayor Dave Burgess, of the City of Brandon,


The Honourable Merv Tweed,

Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris

David Northcott,

Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest

and others including Marla Somersall,

the Executive Director of Brandon's

Samaritan House Ministries

who were recieving all of the food collected today.

IN ALL, the Manitoba Drive Away Hunger Campaign raised a whooping

200 000 + pounds of food for Food Banks across the Province,

including Samaritan House.

The goal was 100 000 pounds for the whole province !!!

The target was met and surpassed !!!

Unfortunately, with 18 000lbs of food going OUT

of Samaritan House each and every month,

the thousands of pounds of food collected today,

is only a temporary success !!!

The needs increase by the day ... but today,

WORLD FOOD DAY,

we reminded the world, and each other to do MORE!!




1 comment:

ledouxsallie said...

Thoughts about homelessness in my area, after recent court battles and fights over the right to set up a tent, if there are not enough beds set aside for homeless folk.
I live on Vancouver Island, near Victoria, BC, and I am wondering what you think about the proposed Tent City for the people who refuse to go into the offered shelters?? Do you think they are treated unfairly by police enforcing they take the tents down at 7 AM?
I am stumped. What do you offer those who refuse offered shelter and prefer some kind of anarchy outside in a tent city in a relatively temperate zone?
What are your thoughts?

sallie ledoux