Why Give

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.

Click here to learn more about why you should help Fill the Fridges at Our Place!

Learn more from recent stories in local media:

At Our Place, a meal is often that first crucial step toward a healthier and happier life, one filled with connection, hope and belonging.

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 personphysically, 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. 

How your gifts are nourishing lives:


January 26, 2023

Maree’s Story

While Maree is a beacon of sunshine as a volunteer in Our Place’s computer lab, it’s her grit and determination that make her story…
June 20, 2022

Dustin’s Story

When he was six years old, Dustin’s mom remarried and his new step-dad adopted him. It was a new beginning for his family, but unfortunately…
February 15, 2022

Mikala’s Story

After surviving on the streets of Victoria for 10 years, Mikala finally found the strength and determination to change her life. “I…