Turns out Green Action Centre shares a special anniversary year with Agape Table! In the spirit of celebrating the great work they do, three of our staff members helped serve breakfast on August 6th. It was a fun and humbling experience, chatting with patrons as they picked up their hot meal while working next to Agape’s regular volunteers, who come in anywhere from two mornings a week to daily.
We also got a chance to tour their on-site Low Cost Grocery, open Tues-Thurs from noon to 2pm. This program allows everyone the opportunity to purchase fresh vegetables and fruit at cost. Our guide, Russ, shared how important the low cost groceries are to his family. Having grown up in the north where fresh food was hard to get and often beyond their means, he promised himself that his kids would eat healthy foods.
While Agape Table already recycles, they’ve invited us to pass along other ideas on ways they can green their programs. We’re happy to do so!
On October 15th, Agape Table is having a fundraising breakfast at the Winnipeg Convention Centre to celebrate 35 years serving Winnipeg. Please contact Nancy Chippendale for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.250.2019.