A Delicious Meal for people in need
This is a special invitation for corporations, community groups and local businesses to become involved in delivering a hot meal to Greater Victoria's most vulnerable citizens. It takes a whole community to build a sense of hope and belonging, and we invite your organization to be a part of it today.
We all know how a healthy start can influence our own sense of well-being. This morning, many of Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens will wake up to an empty fridge – if any fridge at all. This is a problem, but we’ve got a solution – and you can be a part of it.
BC Transit is proud to support the necessary work of The Our Place Society in our Community.
We believe in engaging our employees, we have sponsored a number of breakfasts at Our Place (as well as supporting through our Stuff the Bus event); the experience is a powerful reminder of the difference we can make in our community and how rewarding it is to share it together as a team.
I highly recommend other local businesses consider developing their leadership and staff while supporting a vital cause like Our Place.
Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Secretary BC Transit
Make an Impact that Lasts
For many people who are homeless or living in poverty, a healthy routine such as a daily breakfast can influence other positive life changes. Starting the day off with nutrition and community will encourage the discouraged to maintain other healthy habits – such as finding and maintaining work, seeking detox and treatment, or pursuing further education.
$500 covers the cost of the food, and we recommend a donation to Our Place on top to support meal service year-round. To ensure the best nutrition and variety, our kitchen staff will prepare a hot, cooked breakfast that could include: ham, eggs and potatoes, or pancakes and sausages, or eggs benedict and fruit, or . . . well, you get the idea.
We serve breakfast from 7am-8am, Lunch from 12pm-1pm, and dinner from 5pm-6pm. If your team would like to serve the meal, please arrive 15 minutes ahead of time. If you can’t make it, our dedicated community volunteers will serve in your place, and rest assured knowing that your gift makes a difference.
Peter ate our very first sponsored breakfast. He was so touched by that display of generosity, that he expressed this to the meal’s donor: “This is the best breakfast I’ve had since I was in treatment one year ago. I’m still sober, and I hope that I can take you out for breakfast one day."
If your group or organization would like to sponsor a breakfast or if you have further questions about how you can contribute please contact Tracy at [email protected] or 388 7112 ext 259.