SOURCE: Our Place Society

Our Place Society

October 07, 2015 11:00 ET

Giving Thanks for Family at Our Place

Local Dignitaries to Help Serve Over 1,000 Thanksgiving Meals to Region's Homeless and Working Poor on Oct. 9

VICTORIA, BC--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - Local dignitaries and federal candidates will be joining Our Place volunteers and staff to make everyone feel like family this Thanksgiving.

Around 1,000 of Victoria's most vulnerable citizens are expected to join Our Place's family table for a special Thanksgiving meal on Friday, Oct. 9 through the generous support of donors, community groups and volunteers. Local politicians (civic, provincial and federal) will be rolling up their sleeves to dish out a full meal of turkey, potatoes, garden veg and all the trimmings.

"Thanksgiving is a special time to be with loved ones. For many people who are struggling, we're the closest family they have," says Don Evans, executive director of Our Place. "We want everyone to feel a sense of belonging and enjoy a great meal."

Our Place kitchen staff is busy preparing 1,000 lbs of turkey, 500 lbs of potatoes, 250 lbs of stuffing, 200 lbs of vegetables, 25 gallons of gravy, 55 lbs of cranberry sauce, 125 pumpkin pies and 1,500 cups of coffee.

Great Photo/Video Opportunity: On Friday, Oct. 9, local politicians and federal candidates will help dish up a delicious meal from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. that is expected to serve around 1,000 members of Victoria's less fortunate citizens.

Our Place is a unique inner-city community centre serving Greater Victoria's most vulnerable: working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. Individuals and businesses provide the majority of financial support for its programs and services. Our Place provides over 1,500 meals per day, hot showers, education, job skills, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units. Most importantly, it provides a sense of hope and belonging to our neighbours in need.

Event: Thanksgiving Community Meal

When: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 11am - 2pm (Prep from 10:30am - 11:00am)

Where: Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria

Website: www.ourplacesociety.com

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Grant McKenzie
    Director of Communications
    T: 250-388-7112 ext. 225
    Cell: 250-217-2406
    Email: grantm@ourplacesociety.com

    Don Evans
    Executive Director
    Our Place Society
    Cell: 778-977-4921
    Email: don@ourplacesociety.com