Cornwall ON – What happens when you go through your hectic day and forget or you were too busy to eat breakfast and lunch? You become irritable, tired and unable to concentrate and you realize you are famished. You feel terrible, realize you are hungry then start consuming the first thing you can.
What if you couldn’t eat? Not because you were too busy, because you were unable to provide the necessary food for you and your family. Many people, including children, live in households who have to skip meals to make ends meet.
At the Agapè’s soup kitchen, we dish out a warm meal for more than 100 people in need on a daily basis. Except yesterday. The Agapè Centre had to close its doors and many members of our community did not eat due to a gas leak from the kitchen’s old 10-burner stove.
We are in need of assistance to purchase a new gas stove. Since its inception, the Agapè Centre has served well over a million meals to needy Cornwall residents, marking four decades of feeding the hungry. Two years ago, the Agapè’s soup kitchen annually served nearly 80,000 meals. Last year, that figure jumped to more than 92,000. The demand keeps growing.
“Our numbers are way up from last year. And the year before, says Alyssa Blais, Executive Director. We are asking the community to help us raise funds towards the purchase of a new commercial stove. We cannot continue to serve warm meals without it.”
For cash donations to the Agapè Centre, call to donate 613.938.9297 or drop by the Agapè Centre at 40 Fifth Street West, Cornwall.
The Agapè Centre is a non profit organization that is all about “Local People Helping Local People” and your generous donation will go a long way to help local people in need.