Quite simply, we are struggling to make ends meet at Our Place. Inflation has hit us hard, and your generous support is needed more than ever to ensure three meals a day, 365 days a year, are provided to those who are struggling. Inflation is the highest it has been in almost 40 years and food costs are escalating. Demand for emergency meals is up by 35%, and donations are 10% lower.
A nutritious meal is often what brings those we serve through our doors, but when they come to us for meals, we get the chance to spend time with them and offer them some support and care. We work to nourish the whole person – physically, socially, spiritually, and psychologically – and connect them to a path of positive change. When folks come to us for a meal, it’s more than just food on a plate – it’s compassion, community, acceptance – it’s a meal, plus so much more.