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.

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

December 6, 2023

One Hour of Hope

Donor Impact
It only takes one hour a week to give Devon a reason to keep on fighting. It’s during those precious 60 minutes that she gets to…
November 6, 2023

Finding hope in the moment through Spiritual Care

Donor Impact
It’s hard not to get emotional talking to Jordan Shaw, Our Place’s Spiritual Care Worker, as he describes what he experiences and…
September 29, 2023

Home Sweet Home

Donor Impact
“This building is an absolute dream to operate,” says Aarmin Purewal, Operational Manager of Housing and Shelters at Our Place,…