Within These Walls Agapè’s Building Campaign

Within These Walls Agapè’s Building Campaign

Aug 27, 2014 | News

Please join us Thursday, September 4th from 7am to 8:30am at the Navy Club on 30 Sixth Street East in Cornwall. You are encouraged to bring a friend or two to the breakfast. The cost to attend is $20.00.

RSVP is required and can be made to: reception@agapecentre.ca / 613.938.9297

Some are surprised to realize that there is so much need in our community. The Agapè Centre has been providing food assistance since 1971 to over 1,100 individuals every month, about 50% of whom are families.  Individuals and families come to us at a point of crisis in their lives. The Agapè Centre meets them where they are at and responds to their immediate needs.

The food bank relies on donations of both food and funds from the community to be able to meet the growing necessities of those coming to us for help. Yet, over the past three years, we have seen a 30% increase in the number of requests and our building has deteriorated due to the upsurge and it’s not ok.

The building that houses our very efforts to help those in need is inviting you to support us in a very special way. We are asking you to come to our Kick-Off breakfast. The kick-off to our building campaign is on a Thursday morning and will give you a rare inside look at how hunger affects those in our community. We will also hear from Sheila Burnett, who started working with the poor in 1983 and she just recently finished her 30th year at the Shepherds of Good Hope, Ottawa.