“When the pandemic struck, there was no food truck at the Mission shelter, which used to serve mostly in the Waller Street dining room. Then came one, on loan.”
Our daily bread was once a mere menu thought — now it’s a costed worry, maybe an outright prayer.
So it occurs in Tuesday’s brilliant sunshine as the Ottawa Mission’s No. 2 food truck pulls into a church parking lot on Prince Albert Street in east-end Overbrook. The line is there already — it may be the best meal they get all day, “all week” one woman ventured.
Since last Monday, the Mission has served 10,084 special Easter meals to its clients, enlisting two trucks to distribute the food.
Not everyone can afford a hot Easter meal this weekend.
The Ottawa Mission says the demand and need for food is greater than ever in the community.
The shelter has added a new mobile food truck just in time to deliver meals to more neighbourhoods this holiday weekend.
“We have been out all week going out into different communities in Ottawa, communities where people would not see an Easter dinner,” said Peter Tilley, CEO of Ottawa Mission.