June 26, 2014

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Holiday

At The Ottawa Mission, summer is a challenging time of year. Donations are much lower than at any other time of year, but the shelter is still filled to capacity and the number of meals served every day – 1295 on average – remains constant.

On top of those staying at the shelter, we see people like Jim come into The Mission for meals all year round. Jim is in his seventies and lives alone in a small subsidized apartment. He is on a limited disability income and often cannot afford to buy food. He has been coming to The Mission for his meals – and to attend our daily chapel service – for more than 15 years.

The people at The Mission are an important part of Jim’s life, and we feel the same way about him. He feels at home here and has made many friends. He is a bright light, and he knows he matters to us.

The generosity of our donors allows us to do as much as we can to make sure that Jim and so many others like him receive healthy meals and friendship – during the summer and all year long.

If you have already not done so, please consider making a donation to help us through the summer – because hunger doesn’t take a holiday.