Josiah Dueck, who heads up the outreach team at the church, said it was plain to see how much of an impact the giveaway they hosted in the spring made on the community. Over 1,000 people benefitted from the late-May giveaway in which the church and Village of Hope teamed up for a no questions asked, drive-through style giveaway.
“To actually see the joy on people’s faces as they drove by, it felt so great,” said Dueck.
The second giveaway will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 from noon until 2 p.m. It will be fairly similar to the May giveaway, with dozens of volunteers directing traffic and filling up trunks. Village of Hope executive director Cheryl Keddy Scott said the setup is designed to be as mindful of COVID-19 as possible, with community members not even having to leave their vehicles.
It’s also a great way to reach families and individuals who could benefit from help but are still hesitant to reach out to a food bank.
Village of Hope's 2nd of 2021 Food For All - Free Drive-In Food Distribution with Calvary Gospel Church, Beamsville (MAP w3w.co/sipped.linking.geology ) will be on Saturday November 20 Noon to 2PM – Info 905 562 3113