Have you heard of Backpack Buddies? It’s an initiative by Community First Foundation to feed kids in the DTES, currently providing over 300 of them on a bi-weekly basis with breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus snacks, yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruit. Here’s a video that explains their work.
The Foundation is holding a fundraiser party called Halloween for Hunger on Thursday, October 30th at 9PM at the Portside Pub which they’re turning into a haunted pirate ship and offering entry by donation. Anyone who donates $20 or more will get a free beer and either a sailor hat, pirate hat, or an eye patch to keep ye olde ghost pirates at bay!
Learn more at theportsidepub.com or call (604) 559-6333.