Thanksgiving 2021 Newsletter

Calling all turkeys…

That’s right! It’s turkey season once again and we are so grateful to our generous donors, volunteers and supporters who come together and help the Inn fulfill our Mission of offering hot, nutritious meals to neighbours in need, 365 days of the year. Thank-you!

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Every Meal Makes a Difference

Your support of our daily free meal service through volunteering and giving generously has enabled the Inn to continue serving our neighbours in need through really challenging times. We are grateful for your help and humbled by your caring. Thank-you!

Family of Support

Yesterday was a rough day at the Inn, the staff team received some bad news and still had to continue to work through a very busy day. We usually see the number of meals served grow and decline in a predictable way as paydays come and go, but even though Wednesday was quieter, Thursday was busy again with about 800 meals served. As the end of the day approached, and the staff team was preparing for an emergency meeting, we felt the support of the family of guests who expressed their concern throughout the day, but significantly we also felt supported by the community through the volunteers and fine option workers who happened to the be the ones working alongside the staff. A group of high school students worked hard with us and expressed their empathy. The people working off fines and community service stepped up to do the jobs they had been learning happen every day. Most of all, the team of volunteers who came from Shaw Cable for their monthly volunteering went above and beyond to help us get cleaned up after the long day. They came in their blue Shaw shirts, helped in the busy dining room throughout lunch and then stayed longer that required to sweep and mop, freeing up the staff for our meeting so we could deal with our family business.

Thank you so much Shaw team and all the volunteers for being family to us when those who help needed support!

Thank you Fill the Plate Donors!

Thank you to all the Fill the Plate Donors! We cannot do the work we do without such great supporters. We had daily sponsors for every day in December 2014 as well as many more donors in the Fill the Plate Campaign. We are grateful for every gift, large or small! We also had many volunteers come to support us throughout December, including some fantastic volunteers on Christmas Day. Many of the daily sponsors supported the Friendship Inn with volunteers in addition to sponsorship.

Fill the Plate Thank you - SP 2014